Kate Middleton’s uncle has defended his niece from claims she made Meghan Markle cry, saying “it’s simply not in her nature”.
Gary Goldsmith, the brother of Kate’s mum Carole, said he doesn’t “believe a word” of the allegations made by Meghan during her explosive interview with Oprah.
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.
Another source told the The Telegraph that the Duchesses fell out after Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress didn’t fit – which meant they had to schedule more fittings ahead of the big day.
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.”
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.”