Prince William has said it would be “absolutely fine by me” if in the future one of his children came out as gay or lesbian but he does worry about public reaction.

The Duke of Cambridge’s candid admission came when he visited the London headquarters of the Albert Kennedy Trust, an LGBTQ+ charity dedicated to helping young people made homeless because of their sexual orientation.

During a discussion with a group of people being supported by the charity one young gay man, who asked not to identified, said to William: “If your child one day in the future said ‘oh I’m gay, oh I’m lesbian’ whatever, how would you react?”

The Duke, who was making what is thought to be the first visit by a member of the royal family to a dedicated LGBTQ+ organisation, said: “I think you really don’t start thinking about that until you are a parent and I think – obviously, absolutely fine by me.”

He later added: “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.”

“I wish we lived in a world where it’s really normal and cool, but particularly for my family, and the position that we are in, that’s the bit I am nervous about,” he said, according to the BBC.

“How many barriers you know, hateful words, persecution, all that and discrimination that might come, that’s the bit that really troubles me.

“But that’s for all of us to try and help correct and make sure we can put that to the past and not come back to that sort of stuff.”

Gosh I love the attitude of him and Kate. It never ceases to amaze me!

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  • Young ones are becoming more understanding and adaptable to all types of life choices.
    The older generations need to learn to be understanding and compassionate.
    Prince William and Princess Kate are understanding of choices their children may make

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  • It’s natural to worry about your kids being exposed to nasty elements but if you love them and who they are no matter what they will be ahead straight away.

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  • Although as another writèr pointed out, his kids will always be hugely privileged compared to most gay or lesbian young people.

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  • It should be a non issue and public opinion is hopefully positive as it should be.

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  • It would be concerning for him in his position and he would worry about his child and the public reaction if it were to happen, but i love Kate and William, and I think their kids will grow up to be loved as much as they are no matter what

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  • Fantastic, and I completely understand his concerns. It worries me when I think of my kids having any sort of struggle in life.

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  • They would be scrutinised more than anyone else coming out, so I understand why he feels this way

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  • I love their way of thinking and can understand their concern about the public opinion in their position.

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  • Their attitude is wonderful I love that they aren’t the royal norm in how they think or act.

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  • it doesn’t matter who they are or their family’s position, we love who we love


    • Exactly! Love is love and that is the important message.

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  • There will always be people who are going to be anti gay, but honestly, I believe that most of the world will be fine with it. Sadly it will be the minority with their hatred that will ring out the loudest! You will have one family who will not being among the haters. So long as your children are loved and happy that’s all that should matter!

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  • It’s natural for any parent to worry whilst stil being supportive especially a parent in a high profile role.

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  • I would expect nothing less from a father. Unconditional love.

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