'Don't believe it': Kate's uncle slams Meghan's explosive claims

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·3-min read

Kate Middleton’s uncle has come out in defence of his niece saying he doesn’t believe for a moment that she made Meghan Markle cry.

During Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, she revealed that while reports surfaced after her wedding that she had made Kate Middleton cry over flower girl dresses, “the reverse” actually happened.

on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England.
Kate Middleton's uncle has come out in defence of the Duchess of Cambridge. Photo: Getty Images

Now, Gary Goldsmith, who is the brother of Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton, has spoken out against the claims, defending his niece.

Gary, who was fined £5,000 and given a community order in 2017 for assaulting his wife in a drunken argument, slammed the Duchess of Sussex.


"I don’t believe for a moment that Kate made Meghan cry. 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,” Gary told The Mail on Sunday.

Gary Goldsmith attends the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church on May 20, 2017 in Englefield Green, England.
Gary Goldsmith is seen here at Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' wedding in 2017. Photo: Getty Image

“If anyone had a hissy fit, it must have been Meghan. 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.”

During the Oprah interview, Meghan sent shockwaves around the world when she opened up about her tiff with Kate Middleton.

Oprah asked what exactly happened and the Duchess of Sussex said: "I would have never wanted that to come out about her ever even though it happened, I protected that from ever being out in the world."

She continued: "A few days before the wedding she was upset about something. Pertaining to – the issue was correct about flower girl dresses. And it made me cry. And it really hurt my feelings, and I thought in the context of everything else, it was going on in those days leading to the wedding, that it didn’t make sense to not be just like whatever everyone else was doing which was trying to be supportive knowing what was going on with my dad and whatnot."

Oprah responded: "This was a really big story at the time that you made Kate cry, now you’re saying, you didn’t make Kate cry Kate made you cry."

The Duchess of Cambridge stands with the  Duchess of Sussex at Westminster Abbey for a Commonwealth day service.
Meghan claimed Kate Middleton made her cry after a tiff over flower girl dresses. Photo: Getty Images

"You were going through all of the anxiety that brides go through putting their wedding together, and going through all of the issues with your father was he coming was he not coming. And there was a confrontation over the dresses?"

Meghan explained that there wasn't a confrontation and she didn't think it was fair on Kate to go into the details because she'd apologised and Meghan had forgiven her.

"And I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone because it was a really hard week of the wedding, and [Kate] was upset about something but she owned it and she apologised and she brought me flowers and a note apologising when she did," Meghan said.

"[That's] what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone, right? To just take accountability... what was shocking was [the news broke] six [or] seven months after our wedding."

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