Prince William has vowed to take a stand against bullying specifically within the LGBT community.
According to E! News, the prince spoke out on the topic during an event this week run by The Diana Award, named in honor of his late mother, Princess Diana. In honor of the #Back2School anti-bullying campaign, Prince William, along with kids attending, wrote out the name of five people he said he would turn to if he were being bullied on a paper hand. The Duke of Cambridge stated that he would go to his wife Kate Middleton, then his brother, Harry, followed by his father, Prince Charles, grandmother,Queen Elizabeth II, and grandfather Prince Philip. He adorably added his Spaniel Lupo, too!
“I would try to confront, to tackle the person. I usually find myself right in in the middle of problems so that’s pretty much where I’d be,” William reportedly said.
It’s been reported that over 16,000 anti-bullying ambassadors have already been trained by the Diana Award in 3,000 schools across the United Kingdom.
Kudos to Prince William and the Diana Award for working towards tackling this issue. Bullying is really a global issue, and it’s great to see so many, especially those in leadership, taking a stand against it.
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