LONDON: Britain’s Duke of Cambridge, Prince William said on Wednesday (June 26) it would be absolutely fine if one of his children was gay but admitted he was worried about the persecution and hatred they might face because of their royal status.
The prince, 37, second-in-line to the British throne and destined to be the future monarch and as such nominal head of the Church of England, has three children with his wife Kate: George, 5, Charlotte, 4, and Louis, 2.
“I ve only started thinking about it since I ve had children so it is something I m nervous about, not because I m worried about them being gay or anything, it s more about the fact that I m worried about the pressures, as you are, and I m here, that they re going to face and how much harder their life could be,” William said on a visit to a charity which supports LGBTQ+ young homeless people.
William made the comments on a visit to the Albert Kennedy Trust (akt) in London to open its new services centre, a trip organised ahead of London s annual Pride in London parade and to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.
The anniversary commemorates the moment when patrons of a gay bar in New York City s Greenwich Village called the Stonewall Inn rose up in defiance of police harassment, which led to a worldwide movement for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer people.