Prince William And Lady Gaga Team Up To Support LGBT+ Charity

It's not the first time the duo have teamed up for charity

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by Grazia |

In 2017, as part of a Heads Together movement, The Duke of Cambridge chatted to superstar Lady Gaga about her experiences with mental health via Skype. It was a memorable, emotional, frank and brave move from both Prince William and Gaga.

And two years later, The Duke is giving his support to a charity that helps homeless LGBT young people after Gaga got in touch to recommend that he gets involved.

As part of Pride month, Prince William will meet representatives from The Albert Kennedy Trust this week. The charity - that names Sir Ian McKellen as a patron - was founded in 1989 by foster carer Cath Hall, who named it after 16-year-old Albert who fell to his death from a Manchester car park after being chased by a gang. Albert, who was gay, had run away from a children’s home in Salford and had suffered appalling homophobia.

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The charity runs an online support service and has centres in London and the North West and North East, which provide homes, mentoring and training for gay youngsters. In 2017, it provided 6,075 nights of safe accommodation across the UK.

In 2016, Prince William spoke to Attitude magazine to highlight the dangers of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and the effect it has on mental health.

He told them: "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."

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1991: School Years

Think Kate and Wills first locked eyes at University? Think again. It turns out the now-married parents of the future heirs to the throne actually crossed hockey sticks - sort of - at just 9 years old. According the royal biographer, Kate Nicholls, Kate first saw William while his prep school was playing against hers in a Hockey match. Kate wasn't interested in boys at the time (unsurprising - as I'm sure you'll recall yourself, when you're 9 years old boys are mostly smelly, annoying creatures who you don't want to have much to do with), but Wills was the first to catch her eye due to the excitement generated around his arrival at the school. As the biographer put it, 'It was the first time Kate had set her eyes on the young prince, but certainly not the last.'

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