Prince William has made history by becoming the first member of the royal family to appear on the cover of an LGBTQ magazine.
For the July issue of Attitude, the prince met with nine delegates from the LGBTQ community to hear about their experiences of homophobia, biphobia and transphobic bullying.
Though the interview was conducted in May, Prince William's comments on the issues experienced by members of the LGBTQ community are particularly poignant following the mass shooting at Orlando club Pulse earlier this week:
'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.'