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TALK OF THE TOWN: Millionaire businessman and uncle of Duchess of Cambridge shows off new Ibiza pad

TALK OF THE TOWN: Millionaire businessman and uncle of Duchess of Cambridge whips up villa envy after showing off his newly renovated party pad in Ibiza


It’s the party island famed for its welcoming peace and harmony vibe. 

So I was surprised to see millionaire businessman Gary Goldsmith, uncle of the Duchess of Cambridge, advertising his refurbished party palace on Ibiza as a place that would leave visitors ‘jealous’. 

Gary Goldsmith’s Ibiza villa, formerly called Maison de Bang Bang (pictured above) – where Kate and William stayed in 2006 – has just been given a full revamp

Gary Goldsmith

Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge

I was surprised to see millionaire businessman Gary Goldsmith, (left) uncle of the Duchess of Cambridge, advertising his refurbished party palace on Ibiza as a place that would leave visitors ‘jealous’

His villa, formerly called Maison de Bang Bang – where Kate and William stayed in 2006 – has just been given a full revamp. 

Its website says it has room for 100 party guests and features ‘marble and top-end spec throughout’.

But Gary also added that it’s ‘a landscape crafted to relax in and entertain guests, while invoking a touch of jealousy’. 

That’s not quite in the spirit of the island, Gary! 

The problem with taking a dozen large bags of luggage on holiday is there is more chance of one of them going missing.

After posting a picture of herself with her family and their huge haul of baggage on the steps of their Cambridgeshire mansion before heading off to the United States for their holiday, socialite Alice Naylor-Leyland was left cursing British Airways when they touched down in Miami.

Socialite Alice Naylor-Leyland, 35, was left cursing British Airways when they touched down in Miami after realising her bag was missing

Socialite Alice Naylor-Leyland, 35, was left cursing British Airways when they touched down in Miami after realising her bag was missing

The 35-year-old lamented: ‘We’ve arrived but guess whose bag didn’t come?’

She is visiting her father for Christmas with her husband Tom, the heir to the £176 million Fitzwilliam landowning fortune, and their three children.

Sounds as if Alice will be booking a private jet next time!

Spare a thought for poor Elton John, who is missing out on his annual ski trip to Colorado with David Furnish and their boys Zachary and Elijah – all because of his dodgy hip.

The family usually head to the US to hit the slopes before making their way to Los Angeles to prepare for Elton’s glittering post-Oscars party.

Spare a thought for poor Elton John, who is missing out on his annual ski trip to Colorado with David Furnish and their boys Zachary and Elijah – all because of his dodgy hip

Spare a thought for poor Elton John, who is missing out on his annual ski trip to Colorado with David Furnish and their boys Zachary and Elijah – all because of his dodgy hip

The family usually head to the US to hit the slopes before making their way to Los Angeles to prepare for Elton’s glittering post-Oscars party. Pictured: Aspen in Colorado

The family usually head to the US to hit the slopes before making their way to Los Angeles to prepare for Elton’s glittering post-Oscars party. Pictured: Aspen in Colorado

But his recent hip replacement means they’ve had to change their plans, and the boys will have to make do with a ski jaunt to Switzerland instead.

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