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Prince William Shares How He Would Respond If His and Duchess Kate’s Kids Came Out as LGBTQ

There for them. Prince William said that he would fully support his and Duchess Kate’s kids if they came out as LGBTQ.

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Prince William Visits the Albert Kennedy Trust in London Shares Response Kids Came Out LGBTQ
Prince William speaks to former and current service users during a visit to the Albert Kennedy Trust in London to learn about the issue of LGBTQ youth homelessness on June 26, 2019. JONATHAN BRADY/AFP/Getty Images

“I’ve been giving that some thought recently,” the Duke of Cambridge, 37, said while visiting the Albert Kennedy Trust on Wednesday, June 26, to speak to youth left homeless because of their sexuality. “I think you really don’t start thinking about that until you are a parent, and I think — obviously, absolutely fine by me.”

The royal, who shares Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 14 months, with the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, added, “The one thing I’d be worried about is how – particularly [with] the roles my children fill – that is going to be interpreted and seen.”

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Prince Louis, Prince George Prince William Princess Charlotte and Duchess Kate at Trooping the Colour Prince William Shares Response Kids Came Out LGBTQ
Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Princess Charlotte and Duchess Kate appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London. Samir Hussein/

Because of their public lives , William and his wife have been preparing for the possibility. “Catherine and I have been doing a lot of talking about it to make sure they were prepared,” he explained. “I think communication is so important with everything. In order to help understand it you’ve got to talk a lot about stuff and … how to support each other and how to go through the process.”

The couple, who tied the knot in 2011, aren’t the only famous parents who have recently voiced support for their children, regardless of their sexuality.

Gabrielle Union went to Miami’s Pride Parade with her 12-year-old step-son, Zion, in April. “It’s kind of part of being a global citizen,” the actress, 46, told Us Weekly exclusively at the time. “People talk a lot about diversity and inclusion, but they don’t actually mean it. In our household, we mean that, and that’s why the entire household went to pride.”

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Her husband, Dwyane Wade, added in a Variety interview, “I think as a family, we should support each other. That’s our job. And my job as a father is to facilitate their lives and to support them and be behind them in whatever they want to do.”

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