Prince William has just been nominated for a very surprising award

And he totally deserves it.

Prince William has just made Royal history, being shortlisted for a national award for his services to the LGBT community.

The Straight Ally award is one of several that will be featured at the 2017 NatWest British LGBT Awards, showcasing individuals and organizations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the LGBT community.

‘We believe that those who go the extra mile to ensure equality, opportunity and fair treatment for all, regardless of sexuality deserve to be recognized,’ a statement from the awards read.

The award categories range from LGBT+ celebrities and music artists, to charities, community initiatives and marketing campaigns – all committed to the cause.

Prince William, however, is nominated for the Straight Ally award, facing strong competition in his category, up against Emma Watson, Anne Hathaway, Annie Lennox, Patrick Stewart, James Corden, JK Rowling, Macklemore and Thierry Henry.

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Prince William’s nomination is unexpected but definitely justified, with the royal doing a lot for the LGBT community over the years. He has been very involved with issues surrounding homophobic and transphobic bullying and its repercussions, holding a discussion with members of the LGBT community at Kensington Palace to find a solution.

In July he very publicly showed his support, photographed for the cover of a gay magazine, Altitude, a royal first that the Prince received a lot of respect for doing.

The winners will be voted for by the public, announced at the 2017 NatWest British LGBT Awards ceremony on 12 May.

Come on, Wills!

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