Prince William said this while he was visiting Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), an LGBT charity in Hoxton, east London. The charity helps young LGBT people who have been made homeless because of their sexual orientation and preferences. The Duke of Cambridge also expressed shock at the recent bus attack on a lesbian couple.
Prince William was then asked by a young gay man what he would do if any of his kids come out as a gay person.
See his reply below:
“I think you don’t really 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, particularly the roles my children fill, 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. It worries me not because of them being gay; it worries me how everyone else will react and perceive it and the pressure is then on them. Not because I am 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. I wish we lived in a world where, like you said, 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. I fully support whatever decision they make, but it does worry me from a parent point of view how many barriers, hateful words, persecution, and discrimination that might come. That’s the bit that really troubles me a little bit. That’s for all of us to try and help correct, to put that in the past and not come back to that sort of stuff.”