In a heartwarming moment, Prince William has revealed that he would be “absolutely fine” with any of his kids being gay. It’s the prejudices of other people that concern him the most.
While at an LGBT youth charity in London, Prince William revealed that the possibility of one of his children being gay is something he’s thought about since becoming a parent. But it’s not their sexuality that worries him – it’s how people’s ignorance would affect their lives, BBC reports.
“I fully support any decision they make,” he begins. “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’m nervous about,” he said to the Albert Kennedy Trust, supporting young, LGBT people at risk of becoming homeless.
The royals have come under scrutiny recently for their seemingly old-fashioned ways, especially since trailblazer Meghan Markle joined the family. Now, it’s clear that serious thoughts surrounding the possibility of an openly homosexual royal is long overdue.
While Prince William takes a very open-minded stance on the matter, his concerns run deeper than having a gay child.
“How many barriers you know, hateful words, persecution, all that and discrimination that might come, that’s the bit that really troubles me,” he says.
But while a family in the spotlight has understandable concerns about the fear and prejudice of onlookers, Prince William believes there’s still hope for the situation to turn around completely.
“But that’s for all of us to try and help correct and make sure we can put that to the past and not come back to that sort of stuff,” he says in a moment of hope.