Prince William marked a royal first when he spoke out against against homophobia at a special anti-bullying session with kids at the Hammersmith Academy.
The dad-of-two was asked how he thought people should deal with homophobic bullies after one student said he would speak up, to which he responded: “As the young man said, I would try to confront.’
Historically, the Royals aren’t thought to have ever discussed LGBT issues or talked in favour of same-sex marriage, so what William said marks a huge milestone for the royal family.
‘He hopes it will help de-stigmatise bullying issues in schools’, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said after the Duke Of Cambridge’s comments. ‘He particularly likes the idea of a peer-led support network to prevent any child or young person suffering in silence.’
Whilst Prince William’s comments might seem relatively minor, the reaction from LGBT communities has been huge – because to hear our future monarch talking openly about gay rights and LGBT issues can only be a good thing.
Kate Middleton’s other half also rather sweetly confessed that if he were to be bullied, he would turn to those most important to him for help, naming his wife Kate, brother Harry, father Charles and his grandmother and grandfather.
Wills then added in his pet dog Lupo, too. Naw.