William's win leads to heartfelt speech
The Duke of Cambridge has won an award for his work supporting the LGBT community and focused his acceptance speech on trying to stamp out bullying. William was given the Straight Ally of the Year prize at the annual LGBT awards following a year which has seen him speak out about ending homophobic bullying.
Our Celebrity Straight Ally winner, HRH Prince William! #BritishLGBTAwards pic.twitter.com/XHLrr3XBvc— British LGBT Awards (@BritLGBTAwards) May 12, 2017
William accepted his award in a video message played at the ceremony which took place in London on May 12th. In his speech, the second in line to the throne said it was a ''real honour to be recognised in this way''. He spoke about the sadness he felt at hearing stories from people being bullied for their sexuality and praised those he had met and heard about who helped those encountering that abuse. He ended his speech by saying ''it is 2017, no one should be bullied because of their sexuality''.
The 2017 winner of the @VirginHolidays Celebrity Straight Ally award is HRH Prince William – Congratulations! #BritishLGBTAwards pic.twitter.com/TiAb3tqvfk— British LGBT Awards (@BritLGBTAwards) May 12, 2017