Kate Middleton’s uncle Gary apologizes after slamming ‘fickle’ Meghan Markle in scathing interview

Kate Middleton’s uncle Gary Goldsmith sheepishly apologized for criticizing Meghan Markle, whom he nicknamed “laughing girl,” in an interview with The Times UK.

Throughout the discussion — which was conducted before the Princess of Wales announced she had been diagnosed with cancer — Goldsmith slammed the Duchess of Sussex’s marriage to Prince Harry.

“As many will have seen, I am featured in Saturday’s ‘Times Magazine.’ This interview and shoot was done over a week ago and went to print before I was aware of the sad news regarding my niece Kate,” the “Celebrity Big Brother” alum, 58, tweeted via X over the weekend.

Gary Goldsmith gave a tell-all interview to The Times UK. James Veysey/Shutterstock

“This interview and shoot was done over a week ago and went to print before I was aware of the sad news regarding my niece Kate,” he said. Shutterstock

“My thoughts and prayers are with Kate and the wider family at this difficult time and deeply upset at the timing of this article,” he went on. “I hope this draws a line over the continued speculation and horrible conspiracies. Let’s give Kate, William & the children time and show some love back.”

Many took to the replies section to weigh in on Goldsmith’s comments.

“Stop talking about them. Just stop. Stop using them to try and make yourself relevant. You aren’t in the know. This is why you aren’t in the know. You keep running your mouth,” one person urged, while another wrote, “Should have kept you mouth shut – no loyalty shame on you.”

Throughout the interview, Goldsmith called the “Suits” alum, 39, “fickle” and “bad for our country.” He also said he didn’t appreciate that Markle accused members of the royal family of making racist remarks about son Prince Archie’s skin color.

He called Meghan Markle “fickle” and “bad for our country.” MEGA

The interview came in the wake of Middleton’s announcement that she has cancer. Chris Jackson-Getty/POOL supplied by Splash News / SplashNews.com

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Though Markle and Harry never revealed who made the alleged comments, Dutch copies of Omid Scobie’s latest book, “Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival,” claimed it was Middleton and King Charles III.

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“That’s why it makes me so angry about what Meghan said about Kate. Me and Carole [Middleton] grew up in a community as diverse as a Woolies pick’n’mix counter,” Goldsmith explained. “All the cultures you can think of. The idea that Laughing Girl says Kate is racist makes me furious. Kate knows her family’s roots and is proud of them. I’m sorry, but Laughing Girl is not good people.”

Times UK noted that the interview was conducted before Middleton, 42, shared a video message in which she revealed she’s in the early stages of preventative chemotherapy.

The Princess of Wales is in the early stages of preventative chemotherapy. Getty Images

“It was thought that my condition was non-cancerous … however, tests after the operation found cancer had been present,” she said. BBC Studios

“In January, I underwent major abdominal surgery in London and at the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous,” she said. “The surgery was successful. However, tests after the operation found cancer had been present.”

In the wake of the news, Goldsmith also said he would be pulling out of the UK “Celebrity Big Brother” final on Friday night.

“Following today’s news, I will not be attending tonight’s Celebrity Big Brother final,” he wrote on X. “I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to my fellow Housemates and to everyone involved in the making of this brilliant show,” he added. “I hope you all enjoy your special night.”

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