Kate Middleton‘s uncle says his niece is ‘trying to mediate’ and bring peace to the royals after Prince Harry’s nuclear truth-bombing.
Gary Goldsmith, 56, who is brother to Kate’s mother Carole, described the Duchess as a ‘brilliant arbiter and peacemaker’ and insisted she is doing everything she can to make things right between her husband and his brother.
Speaking to Closer magazine, Gary added that the Duke of Sussex, 36, needs to ‘get a grip’ and stop his ‘self-indulgent episode’ before it gets to the point where there is ‘no common ground or relationship to rebuild’.
The Ibiza-based recruitment consultant said everyone has been left ‘astonished’ by Harry’s outbursts, which include accusing the Royal Family of racism and neglect in a series of interviews with Oprah Winfrey.
Gary Goldsmith, 56, who is brother to Kate’s mother Carole, described the Duchess (pictured last week) as a ‘brilliant arbiter and peacemaker’
‘If you want an easy life, work it out privately and have a conversation respectfully. Don’t air it in public, it’s really hurtful,’ Gary told the publication.
‘The harsh truth – in my opinion – is that if Harry doesn’t get a grip and stop this self-indulgent episode, there will soon be no common ground or relationship to rebuild.
‘But if anyone can bring peace to the royals, Kate can. Kate is a brilliant arbiter and peacemaker. Every bone in her body is about making friends and doing the best she can… she’s trying to mediate.’
Gary observed how his niece was trying to improve relations between William and Harry at Prince Philip’s funeral in April. The trio were once a close unit, and Gary said Kate is trying to go what she can to make things right.
He added that while he is ‘sorry’ that Harry believes he’s had a tough time, he can see from Kate that she is ‘very happy’ being part of the Royal Family, and is doing a great job while constantly ‘under a microscope’.
Speaking to Closer magazine, Gary (pictured in 2017) added that the Duke of Sussex, 36, needs to ‘get a grip’ and stop his ‘self-indulgent episode’
Last month Gary revealed he first met the Duke of Cambridge while making a cup of tea at the family home in Berkshire and he ‘immediately’ told all his mates about William and Kate dating, despite being ‘sworn to secrecy’.
He said his niece has a ‘devilish and wicked sense of humour’ and was ‘born ready to be Queen’.
Gary told 60 Minutes Australia: ‘I walked through the front door of the family home there’s Kate cooking supper and William making a cup of tea, all the family mooching round.
‘William said “hello I’m William”, I said “hello I’m Gary”. It was just like meeting a normal bloke, he was a normal part of the family, which was a bit bonkers. That’s Prince William and he was just making a cup of tea’.
Gary added that he can’t have ‘usual’ small talk with the royal – such as ‘what do you do?’ and ‘where do you live?’ but said that ‘there’s loads of fun to be had’.
Gary observed how his niece was trying to improve relations between William and Harry at Prince Philip’s funeral (pictured) in April
‘When the rugby’s being watched, I asked “is your dad supporting Wales and you England?”‘
Discussing the first time he heard William and Kate were dating, he added: ‘Well I got the phone call, I was in a board meeting, and Carole phoned me to say “this might be happening” and I was sworn to secrecy.
‘The conversation was “you what what” seriously I can’t believe this is a real thing.
‘The first thing you do even though your sworn to secrecy is tell your best mates. I told them I think I’m gonna be uncle to a queen of country’.
Clearly close to his niece, Gary went on: ‘I think she was born ready [to be Queen]. It’s a modern version of the Royal Family we know, I think she’s perfect for that role.
‘Obviously I’m a bit biased but wouldn’t Kate and William be great at it?’
Discussing William and Kate’s wedding day 10 years ago he added: ‘It was unbelievable from the moment we jumped into the car and went to the ceremony.
‘It was crazy thinking “this is our Kate; seeing her walking down the aisle with Mike [Micheal Middleton, her father], I was just looking at my daughter and we were thinking “oh em gee”‘.
‘I’ll be like a baby when Kate becomes Queen. She’s someone to be super, super proud of, she’s nicer on the inside than the outside, she’s a beautiful soul.
‘She’s got a wicked and devilish sense of humour, she’s a very funny girl and laughter fills every room she’s in.
‘She’s very domestic and very good at cooking, she’s almost like the girl next door with a wicked sense of humour that happens to have a very important role.’
In the same interview, he said he was ‘massively disappointed’ when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to throw the firm ‘under a bus’ in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey and also took aim at the Sussexes for claiming that Kate reduced Meghan to tears in a row over bridesmaids’ dresses – something he says he ‘1,000 per cent doesn’t believe’.
After the bombshell interview aired in March, Mr Goldsmith posted a message on LinkedIn branding Harry and Meghan ‘muppets craving attention’.
He pleaded with them to ‘shut the F up’ and let Britons get on with ‘saving lives’ and the ‘economy’ during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.
When asked about the infamous post, he said: ‘I’m embarrassed about doing it but I stand by it.’