LONDON – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, appeared on the latest cover of gay magazine Attitude, making him the first member of the British royal family to appear on the home page of a LGBT publication.
The magazine, which will go on sale in print format on June 22, published the cover on Wednesday on their social networks, which shows a smiling Prince William.
“No-one should be bullied for their sexuality or any other reason. No-one should have to put up with the kind of hate that these young people have endured in their lives,” he told the magazine.
On May 12, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II invited Attitude and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to Kensington Palace to discuss mental problems afflicting the group as a result of homophobia and transphobia.
“What I would say to any young person reading this who’s being bullied for their sexuality: don’t put up with it – speak to a trusted adult, a friend, a teacher, Childline, Diana Award or some other service and get the help you need,” said the Prince.
The Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine went on Tuesday to the U.S. embassy to sign the condolence book honoring the 49 victims of the shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida.