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Prince William’s gay magazine cover revealed

This is a first for the British monarchy.
Prince William's gay magazine cover revealed

The Duke of Cambridge and future king is set to break one of the last taboos, He has revealed he will become the first member of the royal family to give an interview for a gay magazine.

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Yesterday the prince announced his interview will be published in the monthly magazine Attitude on Wednesday June 22, and it will highlight his fight against the bullying of young LGBTQ people.

One of his biggest causes is his campaign against youth bullying.

Previous cover stars of the magazine have included Daniel Radcliffe and Gary Barlow, but details have not yet been revealed in what way William will appear.

Attitude managing director Mike Buckley said that the details will be shared very soon.

This is a huge step for the royal family. Not even Princess Diana – who was an icon for the gay community – gave an interview with any such publication, royal sources have revealed.

The magazine’s cover was released on Instagram by Kensington Palace with a quote from Prince William.

In the interview, he says: “No one should be bullied for their sexuality. Don’t put up with it. Be proud of the person you are”.

Prince William shared the news he’d be in the magazine while he and Duchess Catherine signed their condolences for the victims of the tragic shooting in an Orlando gay nightclub.

The Duke and Duchess signed a condolence book in memory of the Orlando shooting victims

After signing the message in a book at the embassy in Westminster, the royal couple spoke to people working on LGBTQ issues.

A spokesman for the LGBT Foundation has praised the Duke, saying: “What it shows is why it’s important – because there has not been that many times when the LGBT community has been mentioned or highlighted by the royal family – with it being a younger heir to the throne who is understanding of diverse communities.

“The fact that he has agreed to be in Attitude and signing books of condolences for the Orlando massacre, shows the importance of reaching out to the LGBT community.”

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