Kate Middleton’s uncle has slammed Harry and Meghan’s behaviour in recent bombshell interviews, doubling down on his criticism that the two are acting like ‘muppets’.
Gary Goldsmith, the 55-year-old brother of Kate’s mother Carole, told Australia’s 60 Minutes everyone 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.
The self-made millionaire IT recruiter also took aim at the Sussexes for claiming that Kate reduced Meghan to tears in a row over bridesmaids’ dresses.
Kate Midleton’s uncle, Gary Goldsmith, slammed the behaviour of Harry and Meghan (pictured), doubling down on his criticism that the two are acting like ‘muppets’
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’.
‘I’m just very disappointed with them and there’s a whole nation that’s massively disappointed with them,’ he said in the interview on Australian TV on Sunday night local time.
‘We all love Harry, the whole world loves Harry, but you just don’t do what they did.
‘You just don’t do what they did and then go on Oprah and talk like that. It’s just not the way the world works.’
Among the proud uncle’s biggest gripes with the couple is Meghan’s incendiary claim the Duchess of Cambridge made her cry in an emotional row leading up to her 2018 wedding.
‘I don’t believe a word of it,’ he told the Channel Nine program.
Mr Goldsmith said he doesn’t not believe that Kate (pictured with Prince William) made Meghan cry in 2018
The Queen (pictured) is said to be ‘deeply upset’ by what she considers a series of ‘very personal’ criticisms of her family by Prince Harry
‘There were a lot of things in that interview I didn’t believe.
‘Kate would always be the peacemaker in those situations. I think we saw at the funeral (for Prince Philip) that Kate is always trying to make peace.
He said Kate is ‘even lovelier on the inside than on the outside’ and that if anyone had a hissy fit that day it was certainly Meghan.
The Queen is said to be ‘deeply upset’ by what she considers a series of ‘very personal’ criticisms of her family by her grandson.
Royal sources say the Monarch has been shaken by Harry’s repeated comments since the devastating interview that he and wife Meghan gave to Oprah in March.
One source said: ‘Harry’s grandmother has taken this very personally and is deeply upset by what Harry has said, in particular his comments about Charles’s parenting and suggesting his father knows no better because of how he was brought up. It has been a very upsetting time.’
The Mail on Sunday last week revealed mounting fury at Harry among palace aides – who called for the Duke and Duchess to give up their titles.
The anger is said to have grown further after his latest barbs during his appearance on The Me You Can’t See, his TV series about mental health.
Prince Harry continued to lob grenades at the Monarchy from a TV studio in California
The aides, already taken aback by Harry’s ‘shocking’ criticism of Prince Charles’s parenting skills – and by implication those of the Queen and the late Prince Philip – were stunned when he returned to the theme by suggesting his father had allowed him and Prince William to ‘suffer’ as children.
‘My father used to say to me when I was younger, ‘Well, it was like that for me, so it’s going to be like that for you’,’ he said, adding that efforts to get help for Meghan when she felt suicidal were ‘met with total silence or total neglect’.
Despite the sustained attacks, Charles is understood to maintain hope of a reconciliation with his younger son.
‘I don’t think the Prince will cut his son off despite what Harry has said,’ one friend said.
‘Charles will want to engage, but it’s fair to say what Harry has said in both interviews with Oprah has been seen as very callous within the family. If Harry was to attack the Queen in a more personal way, Charles would close ranks with the Queen without a doubt and Harry would be out in the cold.’
The friend added: ‘Charles is such a gentle man and a dedicated father first and foremost. He’ll be feeling wretched. He wants to seek a reconciliation. He is not vindictive at all.’