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Prince William was just asked if he would support his children if they were gay - hear his amazing response

The father-of-three spoke out about an important subject rarely discussed by royals.

By Jess Pullar
Prince William holds many roles and titles as a member of the royal family, but there's one position that makes top of the list: being a dad.
William's love and affection for his three children has been made abundantly clear to our adoring eyes over the years.
Just this year alone, we've seen the Prince share some gorgeous moments with his young children - who could forget Louis' charming balcony display in his dad's arms as they watched the Trooping flyover together?
And as for those videos from Duchess Catherine's flower show garden reveal ... let's just say the image of George, Charlotte and Wills himself having a go on the infamous swing will forever be fondly etched in our memories.
And with such clear admiration and love for each of his three children, it came as no surprise when the Prince was asked an unexpected question during a recent engagement, that his answer was a no-brainer.
Visiting the Albert Kennedy Trust on June 26, William was asked how he'd react if Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, four or Prince Louis, one, came out as gay.
Without taking a moment to think about it, the Prince replied with ease, stating that it would be "absolutely fine by me".
The Prince elaborated on the subject, saying that he'd actually been giving it some thought recently after a number of other parents had asked him the same question.
"I think, you really don't start thinking about that until you are a parent, and I think — obviously absolutely fine by me."
William has shared an amazing response when asked how he'd react if any of his children came out as gay. (Getty)
William then explained that he and wife Kate had also talked about it together, deciding that both would provide their children the best support they could.
The Prince also touched on his worries for his children and the way it would be interpreted.
"The one thing I'd be worried about is how they, particularly the roles my children fill, is how that is going to be interpreted and seen," William said.
"So Catherine and I have been doing a lot of talking about it to make sure they were prepared."
The Prince revealed he and Kate have discussed the topic in-depth. (Getty)
William also explained that communication was key when it came to talking about it.
"In order to help understand it you've got to talk a lot about stuff and make sure how to support each other and how to go through the process," he said.
"It worries me not because of them being gay, it worries me as to how everyone else will react and perceive it and then the pressure is then on them."
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The charity Prince William was visiting works to help young people who have been made homeless because of their sexual orientation.
The chief executive of the charity Tim Sigsworth said the Prince's comments would make a "massive difference", sending a message of support and empowerment to LGBT people.
This also isn't the first time Prince William has openly supported the LGBT community.
In 2016, he posed for the cover of Attitude magazine, the first member of the royal family to be photographed on the cover of a magazine for the LGBT community.
And the Prince himself addressed the move during the poignant event on Wednesday.
"[It] was a good day. But I'd seen some of the previous front covers, and I was a bit nervous about what they might ask me to do. Thankfully, there were no small briefs for me!"
The Prince got candid about one of his previous magazine shoots as he talked to guests at the event. (Getty)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have also been active in their support for the LGBT community - just this month they shared a colourful picture to their @SussexRoyal Instagram account in support of Pride Month.
'We pay tribute to the accounts supporting the LGBTQ+ community - those young and old, their families and friends, accounts that reflect on the past and are hopeful for a deservedly more inclusive future," the caption read.
"We stand with you and support you, because it's very simple: love is love."

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