‘If my children are gay that’s fine,’ says William

The Duke of Cambridge has revealed he will fully support his children if they told him they are gay.

Prince William said it would be ‘absolutely fine by me’ if in the future Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, four, or Louis, one, came out as gay or lesbian.

The Duke, 37, opened up on the subject as he spoke to young people who told him they had been disowned by their own parents.

He was speaking during a visit to the Albert Kennedy Trust, a LGBTQ+ charity in London.

One young gay man, who asked not to be identified, asked William: ‘If your child one day in the future said “oh I’m gay, oh I’m lesbian” whatever, how would you react?”.

The future king replied: ‘Do you know what, I’ve been giving that some thought recently because a couple of other parents said that to me as well.

‘I think you really don’t start thinking about that until you are a parent, and I think – obviously absolutely fine by me.

‘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.

‘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, in order to help understand it you’ve got to talk a lot about stuff and make sure how to support each other and how to go through the process.

‘It worries me, not because of them being gay, it worries me as to how everyone else will react and perceive it and then the pressure is then on them.’

His visit to the charity comes ahead of the annual Pride in London parade on Saturday 6 July.

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Publiée par AKT sur Mercredi 26 juin 2019

 

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