Here’s How Kate Middleton & Prince William Would React If George, Charlotte, Or Louis Came Out To Them
The world can’t get enough of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s adorable children. Prince George (who is nearly six), Princess Charlotte (who made four last month) and Prince Louis (who is just over one) are absolutely adorable and because of their royal status, they are under constant scrutiny. In the midst of Pride Month, Prince Wiliam visited a charity that supports homeless LGBTQ youth. Whilst there, he got put on the spot and was asked how he’d react if one of his children came out to him. Here’s what the Duke of Cambridge had to say on the subject.
A true ally
“Absolutely, fine by me” Prince William declared proudly after he was asked how he’d respond if any of his children coming out to him as LGBT. The royal then went on to admit that it’s something he’s only recently started to consider these types of questions since he’s become a father.
Despite his royal title, the Duke of Cambridge sounded like any other supportive and concerned parent when talking about his children. Though he admitted that he would be completely supportive of his children should they come out, it made him nervous to think of all the discrimination they could possibly face if they do one day identify as LGBT.
“I’ve only started thinking about it since I’ve had children. It is something I’m nervous about, not because I’m worried about them being gay or anything. It’s more about the fact I’m worried about the pressure – as you all know – they’re going to face and how much harder their life could be. So from a parent point of you, that’s the angle I worry about” the 37-year-old confessed in a recent conversation that was recorded by Telegraph.
Prince William went on to confess that he wished things were different and that identifying as LGBT was a normalized and accepted way of life. But, the fact that people in the LGBT community still face attacks, discrimination, and persecution made him fearful of his children’s safety if they were LGBT “I wish we lived in a world where, like you said, Faz, it’s really normal and cool. But particularly for my family and the position that we are in, that’s the bit I’m nervous about” the Duke of Cambridge said candidly.
Showing his support
But despite his fears, Prince William made sure to reiterate that he’d be supportive of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis no matter who they choose to love one day. “I support whatever decision they make, but it does worry me from a parent’s point of view how many barriers, hateful words, persecution, and discrimination that might come. That’s the bit that troubles me a little bit” he said.
It’s great to hear the Duke of Cambridge be so open about his support of the LGBTQ community. Certainly, Pince Harry’s statement seems to be the most blatant statement of support for the LGBT community issued by members of the royal family in quite some time. Though we’re not exactly sure how Middleton would react, we’d like to think that she shares her husband’s sentiments for this particular matter.
It can’t be easy for Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis to grow up with the world watching, but at least they have parents who will support them and whoever they choose to love no matter what.