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Prince William does something he's never done before to honor Orlando victims

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Will and Kate honor Orlando victims with a surprise announcement

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge paid their respects to the victims of the Orlando massacre today during a visit to the U.S. Embassy in London.

The royal couple signed a condolence book with a personal message for the loved ones of the victims.

"With our deepest condolences and with our thoughts and prayers to all those affected — William and Catherine," the message reads.

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Kensington Palace wrote on Instagram, "The Duke and Duchess offer their condolences for the victims of the terrible attack on Orlando's Pulse nightclub, signing a book of condolence at the US Embassy @usa_in_uk."

"The book was signed in front of a flag presented to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by the Kaleidoscope Trust, who work to uphold the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people internationally."

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Afterwards, Will and Kate met with embassy staff, including representatives from the U.S. Embassy's LGBT network, GLIFAA.

During the visit, William revealed he will appear in an upcoming edition of Attitude, a British gay lifestyle magazine.

"I told him what I do and he said he's going to be in Attitude magazine," GLIFAA president Craig Petty revealed after the meeting. "I think it's great that they have come here today to show their support."

A source at the magazine confirmed the news.

"It's all very exciting," the insider said. "For the duke to have mentioned it today is really nice to know. It's been set up for months."

A Kensington Palace spokesperson said only, "We look forward to speaking about this soon."

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