Will Young has written to Prince William to praise his ‘wonderful’ support for the LGBT+ community
Will Young has written a touching letter to Prince William to thank him for saying that he wouldn’t mind if his children were gay.
The singer said he wrote to the Duke of Cambridge to let him know “what a wonderful thing he did” for the LGBT+ community.
“Him standing up and saying ‘I wouldn’t mind if my child was gay’ is just incredible,” Young told the Daily Mail’s Event magazine.
“And William wasn’t forced to say that, it’s his initiative, that’s him.
“It makes me emotional, in a wonderful loving way.”
Prince William doesn’t mind if children are LGBT+.
Prince William, who is second in line to the throne, said in June that he would support any of this three children if they came out as LGBT+.
“It is something I’m nervous about, but not because I’m worried about them being gay,” he said during a visit to the LGBT+ youth charity Albert Kennedy Trust.
“It’s more about the fact that I’m worried about the pressures they are going to face, and how much harder their life could be.”
The duke added that “from a parent point of view” he wishes the world was one where being LGBT+ “is really normal and cool”.
“I fully support whatever decision they make but it does worry me, from a parent point of view, the barriers, hateful words, persecution and discrimination that might come.
“That’s for all of us to try and help correct, and make sure we can put that to the past.”
I’m not worried about them being gay.
William spoke during Pride Month 2019, which was the first in history to be acknowledged by the Royal Family thanks to Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex..
Young said that both princes “have done so much more than they will probably ever realise”.
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Will Young ‘homophobically’ attacked during recovery treatment.
Over the years, Young has spoken frankly about his struggles with mental illness and his diagnosis of PTSD.
After a breakdown in 2012, the singer spent six months at a trauma centre in Oxfordshire as part of his recovery.
He told Event magazine that during this time he was “homophobically” attacked, but was rescued by members of the public.
“I shouted at the top of my voice, ‘These people are homophobic, they are calling me a f*g and saying they want to beat me up.’
“The whole street turned on them. Straight guys wanted to take them on. Women were coming up, mothers with kids. That wouldn’t have happened five years ago.”