Prince William received an unexpected award nomination

Prince William has been nominated for the Straight Ally Award at the British L.G.B.T. Awards after being the first member of the royal family to be featured on a magazine for queer-identified audiences, reports the Evening Standard.

In June of 2016, William appeared on the cover of Attitude magazine. In the accompanying story, he spoke out on the topic of bullying, specifically of those who identify as L.G.B.T.Q.

"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," he said.

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Prince William is joined on the awards short list by several other notable allies. James Corden, Anne Hathaway, J.K. Rowling, Emma Watson, Annie Lenox, Ariana Grande, Macklemore, Patrick Stewart, and retired French soccer player Thierry Henry are all nominees.

"The 2017 NatWest British L.G.B.T. Awards shortlist features inspirational people who have and continue to use their platform to promote and enhance L.G.B.T. rights all over the world," Sarah Garrett, British L.G.B.T. Awards founder, said.

In his Attitude feature, Prince William exhibited his support and encouragement of the community in his continued remarks.

"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," he said. "Their sense of strength and optimism should give us all encouragement to stand up to bullying wherever we see it."

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