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Kensington Palace pushing for Prince William to attend LGBT Awards

Prince William could be walking the red carpet at the NatWest British LGBT Awards next month.

The second-in-line to the throne was nominated for a Straight Ally Award for his cover of the gay lifestyle magazine, Attitude.

The award ceremony will be taking place on 12 May at London’s Covent Garden, presented by Mel Sykes and Alan Carr.

Organisers aren’t speaking about if the Duke of Cambridge will be at the LGBT awards, but a source told the Daily Star Online that Prince William is keen on continuing his connection with the LGBT community, saying:

“Wills has become a bit of a surprise ally of the LGBT community after passionately speaking out against homophobic bullying.

“It has won him legions of gay fans.

“His support could see him picking up a British LGBT Award next month and I know awards organisers are working with Kensington Palace to secure him for the ceremony.”

 

The Duke of Cambridge made history by gracing the cover of Attitude, with an interview inside where he spoke of how he wished to see the end of homophobia.

“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,” Prince William said.

The magazine was hugely successful, in part to being published just after the mass-shooting in Orlando, Florida at a gay nightclub.

“Early indications are that it will be one of our best-selling issues and has been overwhelmingly well received.” said a spokesperson for Attitude shortly after the issue was released.

“We have also received many letters, emails and tweets in support of this issue.”

After the issue had been published, a spokesperson from Kensington Palace commented: “The Duke of Cambridge is working hard to support the fight against bullying and to help break the stigma around mental health. He has established a taskforce on the prevention of cyberbullying and along with The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is leading the Heads Together campaign on mental health and well-being.

“He knows that LGBT young people suffer unacceptably high rates of bullying and he was grateful to Attitude for facilitating such a serious conversation on this topic. He was moved by the stories he heard and impressed by the positivity and courage of the people he met.”

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