DURING a visit to Hammersmith Academy, a non-denominational, co-educational secondary academy in West London, Prince William joined a session addressing homophobia in schools.
The students were asked how they would react to homophobic bullying, and the prince indicated he would confront those behind any comments and comfort the victims.
Referring to a chart of how to tackle homophobia, he said: “I would start on that side [comfort the victim] and end up here [confront the bully].”
After a student said they would confront a homophobe, Prince William added: “As the young man said, I would try to confront.”
The British Royal Family is involved various charities, but they are rarely seen embracing LGBT rights or advocacy. No Royal has ever publicly spoken in favour of marriage equality.
In addition, Prince William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, is the head of the Commonwealth — where 90 per cent of its citizens worldwide continue to live under anti-gay laws.