AceShowbiz - Prince William learned about the issue of LGBTQ youth homelessness during his visit to the Albert Kennedy Trust on Wednesday, June 26. While talking about what the organization is doing to alleviate the problem, the British royal was asked how he would react if his children, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1, came to him one day to say they are gay.
As surprising and sweet as it could be, the 37-year-old prince said it would be "absolutely fine by me" if any of his three children were gay. "Do you know what, I've been giving that some thought recently because a couple of other parents said that to me as well," William said. "I think, you really don't start thinking about that until you are a parent, and I think - obviously absolutely fine by me."
The Duke of Cambridge said he and his wife Kate Middleton had talked about this and they agreed that they would "fully support" their children whatever decision they made about their sexuality.
Despite his personal opinion, William still has concern about the pressures that his children would face from society "and how much harder their life could be," especially because of their position as royal family, if they were gay. "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. "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," he went on sharing. The second in line to the throne added, "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."
Faz Bukhari from east London, who came out as trans four years ago, praised William for his answer. "I thought his answer was so good, to hear him talk about having fears about what people might think of his children and how they might take to them, if they were identified as LGBT," the 28-year-old said. "That he recognizes that and is aware there could be a backlash, he understands the issues and hopefully with his comments we can get more awareness across to more parents of the issues."