The Duke of Cambridge spoke about a wide range of issues facing LGBTQ youth while visiting the Albert Kennedy Trust in London. During the conversation, he was asked how he would feel if any of his three children ever came out. His answer was positive – of course he’d support them, “it’s absolutely fine by me” – but nuanced – he’d also be “nervous” for them and what they’d have to potentially deal with as Royals — the various barriers, discrimination, persecution, and hate they might possibly endure.
The root of his concerns, however — the fact his family, steeped in tradition and custom, is in a different position than most of their countrymen. While others coming out might be widely embraced when they come out … the spotlight’s much bigger for Royal family members.
The upside is Wills’ comments could do a lot to push the needle forward for LGBTQ youth in the United Kingdom.
So, good for him. We love an enlightened Royal.
Watch his response below: