Prince William has stated that he would be absolutely fine if his children turn out to be gay because they will have his support.
Prince William made this known in Hoxton East London while attending a charity event at Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) hosted by the LGBT community.
An anonymous man asked: “If your child one day in the future said: ‘Oh I’m gay, oh I’m lesbian,’ whatever, how would you react?”
The prince replied: “I think you don’t really start thinking about that until you are a parent, and I think – obviously, absolutely fine by me.”
“The one thing I’d be worried about is how, particularly the roles my children fill, 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 added: “It worries me not because of them being gay; it worries me how everyone else will react and perceive it and the pressure is then on them.”
The father of four further spoke of how he stated thinking of the issue right from when he started having kids.
He added: “Not because I am worried about them being gay, or anything. It’s more about the fact I’m worried about the pressure – as you all know – they’re going to face and how much harder their life could be.
“I wish we lived in a world where, like you said, 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.
“I fully support whatever decision they make, but it does worry me from a parent point of view how many barriers, hateful words, persecution and discrimination that might come. That’s the bit that really troubles me a little bit.
“That’s for all of us to try and help correct, to put that in the past and not come back to that sort of stuff.”