KATE Middleton’s uncle has defended his niece from claims she made Meghan Markle cry, saying “it’s simply not in her nature”.
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Kate Middleton’s uncle has defended his niece after Meghan Markle claimed she had made her cryCredit: Getty
Gary Goldsmith said he doesn’t believe Kate made Meghan cryCredit: Getty
Speaking for the first time since the interview aired, Gary, 55, told The Mail on Sunday: “I’ve known Kate since she was born and she doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. It’s just simply not in her nature.
“She’s even lovelier on the inside than on the outside. If anyone had a hissy fit, it must have been Meghan.”
He added: “Kate would have been trying to make the peace. I would fight for Kate’s honour until the day I die. She is the most spectacular person I’ve ever met.”
In November 2018, it was reported “Meghan left Kate in tears” over her demands for Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaids dress during a “stressful” fitting.
It was then subsequently claimed that the “rift” began when Kate said the bridesmaids should follow royal protocol by wearing tights which Meghan disagreed with.
But when asked by Oprah during her bombshell interview, if it was true she made Kate cry, Meghan replied: “No, no, the reverse happened.
“I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone. She was upset about something, she owned it, she brought me flowers and brought a note apologising.
“She did what I would do if I hurt someone.”
Meghan told Oprah ‘the reverse happened’ when asked if she made Kate cryCredit: CBS
Kate Middleton’s uncle has said he would fight for Kate’s honour until the day he diesCredit: Getty
The Duchess said the confrontation had “really hurt my feelings.”
But Mr Goldsmith said he “doesn’t believe a word” that Meghan said.
“When Meghan first entered the Royal Family, I was made up for Harry,” he said.
“Like the rest of the country, it seemed she was the real deal and it was a marriage made in heaven. But what has happened is heartbreaking.
“I don’t blame Meghan – she’s a Hollywood starlet. You can’t blame a tiger for biting the head off a sheep. But I don’t believe a word that comes out of her mouth. She’s an actress and knows how to manipulate her audience.”
During her interview with Oprah – which Harry was also involved in – Meghan said she had gone into the Royal Family “naively” because she “didn’t grow up knowing much about the royal family”.
Of her comments, Mr Goldsmith said: “I don’t believe for a second she had to Google the words to the National Anthem. Harry has been singing it since the age of five.”
He also criticised Harry’s openness during the chat, in which it was revealed there had been conversations with a family member about the skin colour of Meghan and Harry’s son Archie.
Mr Goldsmith told the Mail: “You don’t ask for anonymity and take a step back from public life to then throw your family and your grandmother under a bus on TV.
“Why would you do that? The Royal Family is not racist, it’s not sexist, it’s not ageist. They are a moral compass.”
Speaking ahead of his first TV interview next month, in an ITV documentary to mark William and Kate’s tenth anniversary, he said: “Both William and Kate understand they are being paid by the taxpayer to do a job. They smash it.
“It’s a tough gig. It’s relentless. But it’s also a position of privilege. If you have that privilege, don’t throw it back in people’s faces.
“In all the years Kate has been in the public eye, she has never put a foot wrong. She was born for the role. She has risen above the criticism and just got on with the job.”
Gary Goldsmith spoke to the Mail on Sunday for the first time since Meghan and Harry’s interview with OprahCredit: Getty
He questioned what the pair had claimed in the bombshell chatCredit: Reuters