Prince William Becomes The First Royal To Grace The Cover of Gay Magazine

It's about time!

Prince William has made history as the first royal to ever appear in a gay magazine.

The handsome prince - and future king! - graced the cover of Attitude magazine this month, a first for the British royal family.

The prince invited members of the LGBTQI community to Kensington Palace to discuss homophobia and bullying.

After speaking with the nine delegates, he made this statement to Attitude:

“No one should be bullied for their sexuality or any other reason and no one should have to put up with the kind of hate that these young people have endured in their lives. The young gay, lesbian and transgender individuals I met through Attitude are truly brave to speak out and to give hope to people who are going through terrible bullying right now. Their sense of strength and optimism should give us all encouragement to stand up to bullying wherever we see it. 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. You should be proud of the person you are and you have nothing to be ashamed of.”

The magazine's editor, Matthew Todd, was thrilled to have a royal taking interest in the queer community.

"During my time as editor of Attitude I have met parents whose child has taken or lost their life after being bullied for being LGBT+ or just perceived to be LGBT," he said.

"I am very happy that the future King of the United Kingdom agrees must stop and I would urge parents in particular to raise their voices in their communities to ensure that every school protects – really protects – all children."

The photographer who captured the momentous cover was London-based Aussie, Leigh Keily. 

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