The Duke of Cambridge revealed that he would be okay if any of his kids turned out to be gay. However, he would be bothered by the pressure they would face from society. The prince uttered these words during his visit an LGBT charity in east London.
Most traditional parents would be devastated on hearing that any of their kids identify as gay. But not Prince William.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks to former and current service users during a visit to the Albert Kennedy Trust | Photo: Getty Images
The Duke Of Cambridge made a recent confession to affirm this fact during a visit to an LGBT charity in east London, Albert Kennedy Trust. The charity helps cater for young people who were kicked out of their homes and forced to live on their streets because of their sexuality.
The 37-year-old father-of-three was asked during the visit how he would react if one of his three kids identified as a gay or lesbian in the future.
To everyone's surprise, Prince William answered that he would be absolutely fine with it. He explained that for a while, he had been pondering the situation and that he recently discussed the matter with his wife, Catherine.
"So Catherine and I have been doing a lot of talking about it to make sure they were prepared. I think communication is so important with everything."
However, the future king is not without worries about the subject matter. He disclosed that rather than being bothered about his kids' sexualities, he would be more worried about how society would treat them.
Given that his three kids: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are third, fourth, and fifth in line to the throne, respectively, there would surely be a lot of persecution from society.
"The one thing I'd be worried about is how they – particularly the roles my children fill – is how that is going to be interpreted and seen, he said"
During the visit, Prince William engaged in discussions with several ambassadors of the charity. He also opened a new services center in Hoxton. This is the first time a member of the British Royal Family is openly speaking about this controversial topic and visiting a dedicated LGBT organization.
The prince chatted with the Trust's chief executive officer, Tim Sigsworth and was given a gift bag complete with pride colors.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge receives a gift bag from trust chief executive officer Tim Sigsworth as he visits the Albert Kennedy Trust | Photo: Getty Images
Many internet users were pleased with the duke's remarks and praised him for promoting equality.