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Kate Middleton’s uncle Gary Goldsmith makes grovelling apology after giving ill-timed interview discussing Princess and Prince William published hours after she revealed cancer diagnosis

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Kate's uncle Gary Goldsmith has issued a scathing apology after giving an ill-timed interview discussing the Prince and Princess of Wales

Kate’s uncle Gary Goldsmith has issued a scathing apology after giving an ill-timed interview in which he discussed the Prince and Princess of Wales.

The interview – which is featured in today’s ‘Times Magazine’ – came out just a few hours after Kate made the shock announcement about her cancer diagnosis.

Goldsmith, 58, who was recently evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house, discussed his niece’s recent disappearance from the public eye.

The multi-millionaire businessman told The Times that he did not believe William and Kate were ‘at their happiest’.

In response to a question about whether Kate and William are as happy as they once were, he said: ‘Good question. And I will be as honest as I can be.

Kate's uncle Gary Goldsmith has issued a scathing apology after giving an ill-timed interview discussing the Prince and Princess of Wales

Kate’s uncle Gary Goldsmith has issued a scathing apology after giving an ill-timed interview discussing the Prince and Princess of Wales

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1711196792 154 Kate Middletons uncle Gary Goldsmith makes grovelling apology after giving

Goldsmith, who was recently evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house, discussed her niece's recent disappearance from the public eye

Goldsmith, who was recently evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house, discussed her niece's recent disappearance from the public eye

Goldsmith, who was recently evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house, discussed her niece’s recent disappearance from the public eye

‘Our beloved Queen Elizabeth dies and they lose the safety of their grandmother.

“Then Will’s father has only just had his bloody coins printed, and suddenly he’s also got considerable worries.

‘Then they’ve also got this bloody uncle that nobody would want, because Andrew’s arrogance and naivety is beyond me.

“I’ve been in the same room as him, and believe me, that was enough.”

The 58-year-old also discussed the latest fallout over the Mother’s Day photo shared by Kate and William earlier this month.

He said he questioned whether Kate photoshopping a ‘beautiful family photo’ was the crime of the century.

The 58-year-old also discussed the latest fallout over the Mother's Day photo shared by Kate and William earlier this month. He said photoshopping was 'not the crime of the century'

The 58-year-old also discussed the latest fallout over the Mother's Day photo shared by Kate and William earlier this month. He said photoshopping was 'not the crime of the century'

The 58-year-old also discussed the latest fallout over the Mother’s Day photo shared by Kate and William earlier this month. He said photoshopping was ‘not the crime of the century’

Goldsmith enjoyed a close relationship with his niece, the Princess of Wales over the years

Goldsmith enjoyed a close relationship with his niece, the Princess of Wales over the years

Goldsmith enjoyed a close relationship with his niece, the Princess of Wales over the years

The 42-year-old, in a deeply emotional message filmed at Windsor Castle, said the news had come as a 'huge shock'

The 42-year-old, in a deeply emotional message filmed at Windsor Castle, said the news had come as a 'huge shock'

The 42-year-old, in a deeply emotional message filmed at Windsor Castle, said the news had come as a ‘huge shock’

Goldsmith is now a multimillionaire businessman, but he and Kate’s mother, Carole, grew up in a council house in west London. He described their upbringing as ‘diverse’ like a ‘Woolies pick’n’mix counter’.

He said in the interview that this is why he is ‘so angry’ that Meghan accused Kate of being racist. “Kate knows her family’s roots and is proud of them,” he added

Goldsmith has now apologized for his actions on X, formerly known as Twitter.

He said: ‘As many will have seen, I am in Saturday’s ‘Times Magazine’.

“This interview and shoot was done over a week ago and went to press before I was aware of the sad news about my niece Kate.

‘My thoughts and prayers are with Kate and the wider family at this difficult time and deeply upset by the timing of this article.

‘I hope this draws a line to the continued speculation and horrible conspiracies. Let’s give Kate, William and the kids time and show some love back.’

Goldsmith enjoyed a close relationship with his niece, the Princess of Wales over the years.

Kate was a bridesmaid at Mr. Goldsmith’s first wedding was to sales manager Miranda Foote in 1991, and her uncle previously revealed how the heartbroken royal sought solace at her villa in Ibiza following a split with William.

Prince William and Kate lived in Mr. Goldsmith’s villa in Ibiza in 2006, and he has warm words for the future king, describing him as both ‘down to earth’ and ‘charming’.

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1711196793 424 Kate Middletons uncle Gary Goldsmith makes grovelling apology after giving

Goldsmith told The Times that he was “so angry” that Meghan accused Kate of being racist

Buckingham Palace announced last night that cancer had been found after Kate underwent major stomach surgery in January

Buckingham Palace announced last night that cancer had been found after Kate underwent major stomach surgery in January

Buckingham Palace announced last night that cancer had been found after Kate underwent major stomach surgery in January

The royal family also revealed in February that King Charles had been diagnosed with a form of cancer

The royal family also revealed in February that King Charles had been diagnosed with a form of cancer

The royal family also revealed in February that King Charles had been diagnosed with a form of cancer

Gary Goldsmith with his daughter Tallulah at Pippa Middleton's wedding in Berkshire in 2017

Gary Goldsmith with his daughter Tallulah at Pippa Middleton's wedding in Berkshire in 2017

Gary Goldsmith with his daughter Tallulah at Pippa Middleton’s wedding in Berkshire in 2017

Goldsmith was also a guest at William and Kate’s wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011, and then Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton’s marriage to James Matthews in 2017.

He has previously spoken out in support of Kate – including to the Mail on Sunday in March 2021 following Harry and Meghan’s infamous Oprah Winfrey interview.

He said at the time: ‘I’ve known Kate since she was born and she doesn’t have a bad bone in her body. It’s simply not in her nature.

“She’s even more beautiful inside than out. If anyone had a hissy fit it would have been Meghan. Kate would have tried to make peace. I would fight for Kate’s honor until the day I die. She is the most spectacular person, I ever met.’

Buckingham Palace announced last night that cancer was found after Kate underwent major stomach surgery in January and that she is now undergoing a course of preventative chemotherapy.

The 42-year-old said in a deeply emotional message filmed at Windsor Castle that the news had come as a ‘huge shock’.

The Princess of Wales added that she and William ‘have done everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family’.

Speaking from a bench surrounded by daffodils and spring flowers, she said: ‘It has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is suitable for them and to reassure them that I will be fine .

‘As I have told them; I feel good and get stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal; in my mind, body and spirit.

‘Having William by my side is also a great source of comfort and reassurance. As well as the love, support and kindness shown by so many of you.

‘It means so much to both of us.’

The announcement came just days after she was seen smiling with Prince William as they left their favorite farm shop close to their Windsor home.

The royal family also revealed in February that King Charles had been diagnosed with a form of cancer.

He has begun a series of regular treatments and is delaying public duties.

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