Britain’s Prince William has said he would "fully support" his child if they came out as gay.
Speaking ahead of the Pride parade in London, William expressed his support towards the community, while at the same time adding that he would be “worried” about society’s reaction and the barriers and prejudices his kids would have to face because of their identity.
"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." - Prince William, quoted by Voice of America
William was asked the hypothetical question as he was visiting a U.K. charity that works with LGBTQ youths who are homeless or live in hostile environments.
Asked about “how would he react” if any of his three children — 5-year-old Prince George, 4-year-old Princess Charlotte and year-old Prince Louis — one day came out as gay, William said it would be "obviously absolutely fine by me."
Twitter Erupts in Joy
Many on Twitter are praising the Royal for the statement he gave at the charity event.
From calling him a truly modern Royal, to an important ally for the LGBTQIA community, the reactions were overwhelmingly positive as people reacted to the news.
Prince William proving he will be a truly modern king. When asked by a young man today what he would do if one his children identified as LGBT, he said it would be “absolutely fine by me”. ?️? pic.twitter.com/kDbFStXlMq— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) June 26, 2019
This is absolutely huge news IMO.— Russell Myers (@rjmyers) June 26, 2019
Prince William has said he'd be "absolutely fine" if his children came out as LGBTQ+ ?️? but the Duke of Cambridge acknowledged concerns on how society wound react given their position. Full story ➡️ https://t.co/yhq0FUt6i8 pic.twitter.com/7TBItxy7cH
What a joy to be present at Prince William’s visit to @aktcharity this morning. He met young LGBT people who were made homeless because of their sexuality or gender identity. And what a joy to hear him say he’d be ‘absolutely fine’ if any of his children came out as LGB or T!?️? pic.twitter.com/5bYKO6NUBk— Matt Cain (@MattCainWriter) June 26, 2019
I'm so proud of this man here!!! What a great message he passed on with his visit to the @aktcharity today ? Thank you Prince William for everything you do, and George, Charlotte and little Louis are very lucky to have you and Catherine as their parents ❤???? #loveislove pic.twitter.com/OQ5BqUZ4go— The Cambridges (@loveforcambridg) June 26, 2019
Prince William's mother was an ally to the LGBTQ+ community at a time when not many people in the public eye were. The fact the he too shares this support for our community is only a positive thing. I just hope it encourages the general public to think about this too.— Hadley Stewart (@wordsbyhadley) June 27, 2019
If Prince William can so can all those rude ass parents https://t.co/DJodxZ9KxA— Maraea B Hopper? (@MaraeaHopperlol) June 27, 2019
What would you say to your child if they came out as gay or transgender?
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