Gary Goldsmith wrote a pretty bonkers op-ed about Prince Harry & ‘Spare’

The Middletons have a “tell”: whenever Dodgy Gary Goldsmith comes out to give interviews, you know the sh-t is hitting the fan behind-the-scenes. I kind of wonder if Carole Middleton, much like Prince William, gets incandescent with rage at times too. It would explain a lot. Anyway, Prince Harry’s Spare has put them all in a tizzy. Again, these are not “palace sources.” This is not “a source close to Kate.” Harry has put his name on everything and it’s part of the historical record now. And all William and Kate have is… palace sources. “Close friends of the couple.” And Dodgy Gary Goldsmith, who once pleaded guilty to punching his wife in the face. This is the guy who was given his own column and byline in the Daily Mail, all to try to combat Spare. Some highlights:

No coronation for Haz: “Fat chance of him being invited to the King’s Coronation now. I’d be happy if he never came back to this country. Why would the Royal Family want him here? Why would we, as a nation?

The bridesmaids’ dresses: “This made me see red. How dare Harry share such a confidence involving a young child? How he has the temerity to talk about moving to the U.S. to ‘protect his family and their privacy’ when he is prepared to violate his niece’s confidentiality is base hypocrisy. Harry claims to be reporting an exchange of texts when he writes that Meghan told Kate to go to the Palace, where her tailor, Ajay, was standing by to alter the dresses. But this — according to Harry — was not good enough for Kate, who tersely demanded that the dress be completely remade. Nonsense. I honestly don’t believe this version of the ‘facts’. Kate is self-sufficient, resourceful and extremely capable. She comes from a family of doers and fixers and has an amazing support system in her younger sister Pippa and her mum, my older sister Carole, who runs her own successful business. She has taught her girls to deal with problems with calm capability, not histrionics.

Kate’s no drama queen: “The Kate I know so well would never have caused a fuss. She’s not a drama queen; she’s not confrontational, as the book suggests. And she’d never pile more pressure on a bride. After all, she knows the tensions involved when you marry into the Royal Family all too well.

Meghan is “crass” apparently: But if there’s a manual on ‘How Not To Behave When Joining The Royal Family’, Meghan has been following it word for word! Entitlement, crassness and casual insensitivity hallmarked her encounters with Kate and William…Then there was the titanic arrogance of their first formal meeting. Meghan barged in to hug William, using her get-out-of-jail-free card — I’m American! — to explain this breach of etiquette. Surely Harry should have explained that a curtsy was the proper way to greet an heir to the throne?

This is getting bonkers: “She chose to go barefoot and wear ripped jeans when William and Kate (more formally dressed) first came to dinner. Wouldn’t it be respectful to make some sartorial effort if you were entertaining the future King for the first time? Anyone less overbearingly self-confident than Meghan might think so.

Carole won’t say a word: “Carole will be incredibly hurt and angry about the slights and calumnies heaped on William and Kate this week, but you won’t hear a peep from her. When your eldest child becomes the future Queen, you don’t get a manual on behaviour and etiquette, but Carole and her husband, Mike, know instinctively what to do…I know this week Kate’s hurt will be mostly for William, the King and Camilla — and she’ll be quietly getting on with her job as her mum taught her, looking after her husband and family. At her core is the Goldsmith way: family means everything. Kate will, of course, have phoned Carole, who will protect her like a lioness, but for both it will be business as usual.

[From The Daily Mail]

He just goes on and on like that, ranting for several more pages. Part of me wonders if half of it is even Gary Goldsmith’s own rants. The level of detail in his complaints, insults and recollections of Spare and the Netflix series seem to indicate that a Daily Mail reporter or editor definitely “filled in” much of the column. If this is really Kate’s uncle saying and writing all of this sh-t, then the Middletons should be deeply embarrassed that someone directly related to the “future queen” is so rabidly obsessed with Harry and Meghan. Gary’s tell is this: “Kate will, of course, have phoned Carole, who will protect her like a lioness, but for both it will be business as usual.” Which means Carole is freaking out and calling up reporters (which is exactly what she IS doing).

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  1. T3PO says:

    “How dare he share so much intimate detail, like the following details I am about to publish further…”
    I for one think the monarchy shouldn’t be allowed to be shrouded in mystery. It’s the people’s tax dollars that have supported this family and they deserve to know how it all works. Also Harry, as with anyone, is allowed to share their/his own life experiences.

    • Ginni says:

      @T3PO correct!

      • Sugarhere says:

        ” the proper way to greet an heir to the throne ” + ” entertaining the future King “: These phrases alone betray how blatantly superior by nature, culture and status these people are so profoundly persuaded they are. William literally thinks the sun shines out of his ass and he could lord it over Henry’s wife. Hell no, Meghan wasn’t wasn’t going to crawl and grovel to William. She hadn’t been cooking for Mr Future King, she was welcoming a brother with the warmth and spontaneity inherent to a normal individual.

        Uncle Goldsmith has just confirmed that Prince William maniacally believes his shit doesn’t stink because he must be God’s gift to peasant mankind. The more these people attempt to negate the reality of SPARE’s accusations, the more they unwillingly indict themselves. The dinner was meant to be a first private informal, unceremonious encounter between modern in-laws from the same generation, but it appears that Karen and Brutewilly have mistaken the invite as a tour of the plantation where they’d be greeted by a well-handled, subservient, de-uppitized help?! 😅😂🤣.

        I understand Uncle Gary’s disappointment: his commoner niece certainly didn’t want to be reminded of her background. And the more I look at that Gary man, the more I can see another version of Mike Tindall’s utter vulgarity. These two parvenus are duplicates on each end of the families.

      • Christine says:

        Right on, Sugarhere! Come the hell on, Uncle Gary got drunk and wrote a diatribe, that is exactly what this is.

    • goofpuff says:

      “How dare he violate his nieces confidentiality just like I’m doing right now to Charlotte in my own newspaper column”. Such hypocrites and same to the people who believe their drivel.

      • C Williams says:

        It seems as though he’s more upset at Harry clarifying the issue which reveals his nieces disrespectful nasty true nature. Funnily enough they haven’t denied the story, they’re simply upset the truth is out.

        This is why Harry and Meghan and their children have to stay away from these delusional people.

  2. SAS says:

    Looooooll omg so embarrassing. It’s all incredibly silly now we completely understand all the machinations. I’m cringing for them!!

    Uncle Gary is truly the Thomas Markle of the UK, “how high?” whenever the Daily Mail comes running.

    It’s really been quite fun watching them all scurry to keep playing by their silly book when Harry has blown the freaking doors off. Like just stop! It’s so weird and unnecessary!

    • Christine says:

      I am right there with you, I got a full on secondhand embarrassed blush reading this. I would be horrified, if I was Cannot.

    • Lisa says:

      Uncle Gary fails to see the hypocrisy of writing such crass columns for a gutter tabloid, while discussing the etiquette he imagines applies to a small family get-together of royals and royals by marriage.

  3. equality says:

    I actually believe one part. Mike does know how to behave. He doesn’t put out propaganda about being a better grandparent or parent than Charles and he doesn’t send his dodgy relatives to insult RF members. Funny how it’s all about Meghan with Goldsmith when PH is the one who wrote the book. He’s another misogynist who has the view of the “perfect silent woman”.

    • Dupsy says:

      Meghan it is— for the Middleton family. Her entrance into the Royal Family rattled them so much. The waity family will not want to take the spotlight on Meghan by lying low.
      I still believe the Meghan made Kate cry story came from the Middletons though Camilla heard about it.

      • Kaye says:

        On my, a smart, intelligent biracial American woman is disrupting Kate “……getting on with her job as her mum taught her, looking after her husband and family.” Ugh what a throwback to the 1950s. Quiet wife & mother.

  4. Jais says:

    “Anyone less overbearingly self-confident than Meghan might think so.” As in Meghan should have dressed-up more when she first had dinner with William and Kate. How dare Meghan be so confident! Americans are just so overbearingly self -confident! Where’s the self-deprecation? Where’s the curtseys? Boo hoo, cry more, Uncle Gary.

    • CrazyHeCallsMe says:

      They always tell on themselves. William and Kate were passed Meghan didn’t show them the deference they felt entitled to as the heir and his wife. How dare this lowly American not know her place and treat us as actual family.

      • Sue E Generis says:

        This seems to be the crux of their hatred towards her. She wasn’t impressed and intimidated by them and she wasn’t grateful to be there. Therefore – abrasive, bully, rude.

      • Robert Phillips says:

        Thats the difference between Meaghan and Will & Kate. Meaghan thought she was meeting her brother and sister in law. Not the future King & Queen. She was trying to make them family. Not employers. But Charles, William or Kate can’t seperate the two things.

    • Jay says:

      Uncle Gary said the quiet part out loud – Meghan’s confidence and self-respect is seen as threatening. Because she didn’t simper and cower when she met Harry’s brother and his wife, she’s “arrogant”. Gary might just as well have said “uppity” because that’s clearly what he meant.

      • goofpuff says:

        Exactly this. And they say she uses “I’m an American” as an excuse to not bow and scrape. Well that is a very valid one! She is not their servant, or subject. She doesn’t need to do that silliness. All she needs to do is what she has already done which is to treat them respectfully and civilly. Which is more than they have bothered to do for her.

      • ThatsNotOkay says:

        Meghan, even if brought back in some way into the fold, should never bow or curtsy to anyone, ever again. Wear your American with pride, Meghan. Stand and stay standing for all of us!

      • Christine says:

        100%, Jay!

      • SAS says:

        But you know if she dressed fancy she would gave been equally ridiculed by them for trying to act “above her station”. They were set from the very first meeting that she was never ever going to be one of them.

    • Becks1 says:

      These defenses of W&K are funny too bc we’ve heard for years that they’re so “normal” behind closed doors (as part of KP PR, other sources obviously say otherwise). So now all of a sudden KP and the Wales’s and Middletons et Al are insisting that William must always be greeted with a curtsy and NEVER in bare feet!!!!

      • BeanieBean says:

        Right? Normal Bill & Cathy are going to do things their way, do things differently, not the stuffy old way of the past! Except when it comes to deference, they still want that part! Why would somebody English be affronted about someone not bowing & scraping to another individual? Do they really enjoy being made to feel subservient? Do they really want to protect their less-than status? I just can’t understand this POV.

      • cws says:

        The emphasis on the proper greeting for a royal reminds me of the randy Andy story: No one rose out of their chairs when he entered a room so he left, saying, “Let’s try that again, shall we?”
        I wonder if Will required Harry’s prior girlfriends to curtsy?

    • Meghan says:

      Didn’t William and Kate… come to Meghan and Harry’s home? I mean personally I would probably throw on a day dress I’d wear to work but…. this was her home and she was supposed to bust out the formal wear?

      I’m not a touchy-feely-huggy American, so ain’t nobody getting greeted with a giant hug, but yeah I can totally see wear jeans/being barefoot in my own home when my boyfriend’s brother comes for the first time. Hardly a crime, fashion or otherwise.

      And even with all the gossip I read here, I wouldn’t know the protocol/expectation for my man’s brother is…. not jeans/barefoot in my own home. The Queen? Duh, you dress all fancy. Charles and Camilla? You’re probably not cooking for them at your home and know how to dress based on where you’re going/the plan for the first meeting.

      • equality says:

        Would be willing to bet that Harry was barefoot also.

      • BeanieBean says:

        And given that NottCot is a pretty spare, unfancy place, I would think jeans & bare feet fit perfectly. Those interiors don’t lend themselves to dressing up for dinner.

      • Christine says:

        Exactly, BeanieBean. Let me put on one of my fancy gowns, that lives on the rolling rack next to the bed, to go cook in a tiny kitchen, in my tiny cottage, for Can’t and Won’t. Sure, that’s reasonable.

      • Feeshalori says:

        Hey, who knows, maybe Meghan’s jeans got ripped navigating in that tiny kitchen!

    • KATHLEEN says:

      Remember who this is. The explanation may be Uncle Gary’s drug addled state. I am laughing hysterically at the army of commentators, nonentities, has-beens, never was(es) they have gathered up to fight a book that sold 1.5+ million copies in a day; a book that is sending the printer scurrying back to the presses for a second run. Mission impossible

      • Feeshalori says:

        At this point, they may as well be spitting in the wind for all the good that this is doing them.

    • Aud says:

      So much for Kate and William being warm and casual people lol. They can’t keep their stories straight.

      But yeah Meghan saw it as privately meeting her boyfriend’s brother and wife, not the heir and his wife. I’m sure she never imagined they would be formal and do things like curtsey when having a private family dinner. She was in it for personal, loving relationships not this weird hierarchy thing that they have going on.

      • Meghan says:

        And now I’m wondering if any of Harry’s white ex-girlfriends were required to curtsy in this kind of situation. (Pretty sure I know the answer to that one)

        I’m taking my sweet time with Spare so maybe my question is answered and I just haven’t gotten there yet.

        I also don’t give 2 hoots what Uncle Gary says but I am loving that the repeating “terrible” stories of Meghan are “she wore jeans and bare feet to a private dinner at her home” and “she bullied staff by expecting them to work.” Like get out of here with your BS. Harry found an absolute diamond of a woman and yall are all jealous, don’t even play.

    • Nic919 says:

      His niece had to demean herself to become a part of the family so he’s pissed that Meghan was wanted by Harry and didn’t have to become a submissive doormat prepared to accept cheating.

  5. Tessa says:

    What a hypocrite uncle Gary is. The dm or some posters raise him to sainthood. The man abused his wife and got arrested. And did uncle her see the confrontational way Kate acted towards Meghan and in front of cameras. Kate getting on with her job as Gary professes is hilarious since Kate does little work.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Someone on Twitter posted this article about Uncle Gary that Rebecca English wrote before William and Kate got engaged: Interesting that they are now giving this low-life a platform.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Elizabeth, UG’s is such a horrid man you could use that article to remove wallpaper. And they have the audacity to use this stripper, loving, coke head an article???


        thank you for the link too.

      • DK says:

        @Elizabeth, that article about Gary is a gift. What an amazing idiot he is!

        But the best part, especially in relation to his article today, is his account of his own first meeting with the future king of England:

        “My first words to Prince William were, ‘Oi, you f****r! Did you break my glass pyramids? He and a pal had been throwing balls around and broke all these ornamental pyramids I had,’ he said.”

        Tell me more about how Meghan should have behaved upon meeting Will?

      • Feeshalori says:

        Lol, stay classy, Uncle Cokehead.

      • Sugarhere says:

        Uncle Gary Escobar, really? Was he pimping too? Both activities are usually carried out in synchronicity. The Goldsmiths / Middletons sending the family hoodlum to the defense of the pristine Wailses is a clear sign of desperation. Of all the dishonest people out there, Carole had to pick that one.

        Because Meghan dressed down, she offended William’s alpha kingmanship. We got that part. Sobs and shivers. However, if Meghan had dressed up, it would have been a spur to Kate’s jealousy and misplaced competitiveness. Either way, the Duchess of Sussex was doomed to offend someone. The only way of avoiding being offensive would have been to simply not exist as Henry’s choice.

  6. HamsterJam says:

    I wonder how many convicted felons have columns in the Daily Mail.

  7. Tessa says:

    Didn’t the middletons tell Gary to keep a low profile some years ago. Shows the desperation of carole to push her brother on the media with his rants.

  8. Lady Digby says:

    This level of detail screams Ma Midds to me with Gary just being officially credited. I bet Kate, Ma and Cam all have read Spare racing for the sections on themselves and complaining to their husbands about how they have been described. I would love to know what his nicknames for close relatives are? Stalker Fake for Kate and Cruella for Cam and Baldilocks for Willy?

  9. Feeshalori says:

    He prattles about Charlotte‘s privacy, but who was the first to screech about Meghan making her cry about the dress and nearly killing her with poisonous flowers? Yes, your niece and the media so check yourself, Gary.

    • TangerineTree says:

      Let’s not forget K dressed her own daughter to match herself and the other royals & adjacents in the We Are the Women Haters of M Christmas Brigade in church.

    • Christine says:

      It really is outrageous. There would be no bridesmaid dress story without Kitty putting it out there for the public in the first place.

  10. Tessa says:

    Gary is bringing Charlotte into it. Kate brought Charlotte into it by having a fit over the dress. Rampant hypocrisy. The bots and d e r a n g e r s in the comments section of dm praise this awful man who punched his wife knocking her unconscious.

  11. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    I for one have a hard time believing that Gary bowed to William upon their first meeting, he was much too busy cutting lines of coke, detailing Kate’s cleavage and if memory serves actually insulting the future king.

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Either Camilla or Ma Middleton ran to the papers with the story of Meghan making Kate cry. they had no problem sharing confidence involving a child. Meghan and now Harry has every right to correct the narrative. As for her first meeting with the terrible duo, Meghan was in her tiny home entertaining her future brother and sister-in-law, not the FFK and FFQ. If she and Harry had been invited over for dinner at Kensington Palace, I would expect that Meghan would have dressed up. And Harry didn’t tell Meghan to curtsey to William because he didn’t think it was necessary. I’m sure if Meghan had known, she would have curtseyed.

    • Diana says:

      I wish Harry had said how Chelsy and Cressida behaved when first introduced to Willy and Kate. Were they expected to curtsy? Or just Meg?

      • Sue E Generis says:

        Ooo, I’d love to know this too.

      • Allie says:

        Same here

      • MsIam says:

        Well Harry is the one who told Meghan to curtsy to the queen. You figure he would have done the same for meeting Will and Kate if that was required protocol. So my guess is its not at least among their friend group and that’s how Harry viewed them meeting Meghan. That combined with her being American.

  13. Amy Bee says:

    As Kaiser said, the pieces sounds like a DM reporter wrote it and they just slapped Uncle Gary’s name on it. No doubt that Carole and Kate collaborated on this piece.

  14. Veda says:

    Did Kate curtsy to Harry when she first met him? Technically he was a royal and she was a commoner then.

    • Feeshalori says:

      Technically speaking, no American has to bow or curtsy to anyone. We are not subject to them. Even now, protocol supposedly doesn’t require anyone to show such deference to them anymore. So these royals need to get off their high horse.

    • notasugarhere says:

      No one, not even UK citizens, are required to bow or curtsy to any member of the awful Windsor family. Not even required to bow or curtsy to the monarch. It is all voluntary.

    • Becks1 says:

      I mean technically Kate needs to curtsy to Harry every time she meets him and William isn’t present. Do we think she does that?!

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Becks: Kate is only required to curtsy to the monarch. She doesn’t have to curtsy to Harry if William is not there but she loses her place in the order of precedence. She would be after Harry because she’s a woman. Her position in the family is due to her husband.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Amy Bee, that depends on how the Order of Precedence is rewritten by Charles. Those rules apply to family members only not the general public. As it currently stands, yes, ‘in family’ and ‘in public’ Kate has to curtsy to Harry and anyone else in the line of succession when William isn’t there. That means to Anne, Alexandra, Gloucester, Duke of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent, Beatrice, Eugenie, Edward, Andrew, etc. We saw that at a memorial service (2019?) attended by Harry, Gloucester, and Kate. Kate had no rank and was put at the end of the seating next to Gloucester. Gender has nothing to do with it. She doesn’t ‘rank’ directly behind Harry because she doesn’t ‘rank’ at all on her own.

      • Lisabits says:

        The fact that curtsying, especially in private, is an issue in 2023, and how absurd it sounds, tells you all you need to know about keeping up the charade of the royal family. If they can’t modernize, as well as work harder to earn their keep, I can’t imagine why the Brits would want it to go on like this.

  15. Kingston says:

    I find it so hilarious that suddenly, like…..within the past 12 months (or even less) we’re hearing about “William focussed on taking care of his wife” and “[kate] focussed on taking care of her husband.”
    I noticed it creeping into the shidtrag lexicon after betty’s funeral when everyone was commenting favorably on M’s fierce support of her husband during those horrible 10 days surrounding betty’s death & burial.

    Then u add this in with all the many ways we’ve seen & heard of H&M and how much they actively love, support and care for each other. And suddenly the cambitches/wales are like: “WE TOO!”


    • Feeshalori says:

      And the CHILDREN, don’t forget the CHILDREN! William use them as an excuse in the book to not stay overnight with Harry before his wedding.

    • Red Weather Tiger says:

      KINGSTON, all that family love is The GOLDSMITH WAY!! 😂🤣😂

    • Sugarhere says:

      @Kingston: I adore your post. Great observations, and humor!

  16. Zapp Brannigan says:

    How does the average British citizen feel about having a drug taking, wife beater speak on behalf of the nation? Because they are so silent I presume they would rather their king be adjacent to this than a biracial woman in the fold. Does the UK have no clue how it appears to the rest of us.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      I haven’t heard anyone defending William in this and record sales of the book prove my point.

      However, if you read comments online they’re all spewing bile at H&M… so I’d say that the crappy royalists have invaded the Internet and social media.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      @Zapp, My guess is the average British citizen doesn’t want Uncle Hookers, Punches and Blow speaking on their behalf. The royalist British citizens are fine with it. I truly believe that the majority of UK citizens are not cool with the BM/BRF shenanigans. When the BM & affiliates release/share the dumbass popularity polls, I laugh. These polls are freaking paid for, most noticeably in recent years. (Camilla’s nephew being connected to yougov should not be ignored)imo They are not polling all of the UK. They are polling a targeted group that will elicit the desired result.

      Did Uncle Hookers, Punches and Blow’s royal connection help keep him out of jail? That would be embarrassing to Kate/BRF if HER Uncle did jail time. He didn’t have a ‘get-out-of-jail-free card’. He had to pay something to stay out of jail.

      It’s no wonder Uncle HPB expected Meghan to curtsey to Will. Will likes knocking people to the ground like he does. It’s the family way.

  17. Veronica S. says:

    I mean, if Britain prefers an accused racist who used mummy’s money to silence his victim, that’s their business. Unfortunately, they’re just going to have to die mad about Revolution War 2.0: when America colonized Prince Henry.

    Me? I’m just going to enjoy the drama. 😎

  18. notasugarhere says:

    Never a good look when your public character reference comes from wife-beating Uncle Hookers-and-Blow.

    • Julia K says:

      This is true. When will the tabloids release all the dirt on Mr Gary?

      • MsIam says:

        From what I understand, the Squad was posting Uncle Wife Basher receipts all over Twitter. If he had any shame he would pipe down and go sit in the corner, but we know shame left the building a long time ago for him, just like it did for Scamantha.

  19. Harper says:

    The Fail turned the flower girl dress narrative between Meghan and Kate into texts. Harry clearly said they set up a time to speak and then details the conversation. Kate said. Meghan said. In the book, their exchange is italicized, like many many many many other exchanges, thoughts or statements but it is not their text exchange.

    And, no, I doubt Uncle Gary goes about describing smears as calumnies.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Yay! I picked up my book today. The photo on the back is perfect & adorable in person. Love the name tag. H.R.H. THE PRINCE. I looked for the cry story. What I read was they were texting and made arrangements to speak later. My impression is that it was a telephone call, not a face to face meeting.

      I suspect (could be wrong) that Lindsay or someone else was also there when the phone conversation took place. Kate was being a mean girl and at some point realized that someone else was present hearing her meanness. Which is why she showed up with flowers and an apology the next day.

  20. Tessa says:

    So now uncle Gary makes decisions about who goes to the coronation. I assume then Gary is going.

  21. RiaH says:

    So President Biden didn’t bow to QE when he met her, but Meghan was supposed to bow to Billy!

  22. HeyKay says:

    He is the Uncle of Kate, naturally he will stick up for her.

    • Tessa says:

      He can stick up for her…privately. I think Gary is a huge hypocrite
      What did Kate think when he hit his wife. He needs to keep quiet.

    • MsIam says:

      Sticking up for Kate is not the same as being her attack dog. Kate (and/or Carol) started this bullsh*t, not Meghan.

    • Jais says:

      Naturally, but there’s ways to do that without sounding like an unhinged classist anti-American snob.

    • equality says:

      I wouldn’t expect my uncle to lie and attack someone else to stick up for me if I had been rude to someone and caused a situation. Kate caused the situation by making Meghan’s wedding about Charlotte’s dress, she compounded it by twisting the story in retelling and let it stand in the media without correction. What about that deserves “sticking up for”?

    • Jaded says:

      It’s like having Hunter S. Thompson sticking up for you. He’s no better than a druggie and pimp, and whoever is encouraging him to open his pie hole and spew this garbage isn’t doing the FQC and FK any favours.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Stick up for her? How has she been so aggrieved that she needs this?

    • Tan says:

      For what? She’s been barely mentioned in the book or doc and no clearing up a lie that Kate told is not bullying.

  23. aquarius64 says:

    If Uncle Gary is being deployed to defend Kate, that means her reputation has taken a big hit (and rightfully so) thanks to Spare. Hookers and Blow screed will not make it out the UK though.

  24. tamsin says:

    I am beginning to think that some royal rodent is just using Gary Goldsmith as a pseudonym.
    Personally, I think all curtseying should be abolished. I think a bow is a universal sign of respect, so if anyone wishes to do that, a simple bow by both men and women should be acceptable. I don’t think anyone should be required to bow to anyone else, though. At the time of Meghan meeting William, he was the heir of the future King, and Kate is not going to be Queen- she is going to be queen consort. Seriously, does Uncle Gary bow when he sees his niece and nephew-in-law?

    • Feeshalori says:

      I think a bow is still too much, just a slight inclination of the head is sufficient for men and women.

  25. Tessa says:

    Uncle Gary is slamming two royal family members in a very shrill way. He did not do his niece any favors with the story of his lunch with will and Kate and the embarrassing comments he made .

    • Christine says:

      It hasn’t seemed to have occurred to Uncle Gary that by saying “family is everything” to the Goldsmiths, he’s pointedly NOT saying it is the Windsor way. Which, fair enough, any idiot with eyes can see that, but it is quite the limp defense.

  26. AlpineWitch says:

    “Why would we, as a nation?”

    Why can we, as Brits, have no way to get rid of people like Goldsmith… That this horrible man speaks for an entire country is disgusting.

  27. Sindy says:

    Anyone think it’s weird that this is the second article in as many days that mentions Kate’s supportive family yet omits her brother James? I thought the last time it was an oversight but he mentions Carol, Mike and Pippa by name here so it’s as if James doesn’t exist…

  28. CC says:

    Gary, don’t get high on your own supply.

  29. Mslove says:

    The thought of Meghan barefoot & curtsying to Pegs in the tiny & run down Nott Cott is absurd. Maybe Harry should’ve rolled out a red carpet or hired a butler for the evening to make his silly brother feel at ease.

  30. Beverley says:

    So many people, Brits particularly and some Americans, are willing to swallow this whole “Crass Black woman terrorizes delicate white English Rose.” They eat it up – hook, line, and sinker.

    Those of us with darker skin know how easily and often the “angry Black woman” trope is used against us. It’s the first weapon they beat us with and it usually works as planned.

    No matter what, make the Black woman the villain and the white woman the innocent victim.

  31. RoyalBlue says:

    They deploy uncle Gary the same way they deploy Tom Markle Sr and the same way they deploy Mike Tindall. All speaking points handed to them, and I am thinking they are all getting paid to do this.

    • Julia K says:

      Or threatened by exposing dirt on them. Dance to our tune of pay the price. ” You know what we’ve got”.

  32. QuiteContrary says:

    “The Goldsmith way” — just what is that exactly?

    Drug-dealing? Punching wives in the face? Raising a daughter to be a prince’s doormat? Being racist and snobbish? Do tell, Uncle G.

  33. Peanut Butter says:

    god, they’ll trot out anybody in their pitiful attempts to denounce H&M and Harry’s #1 bestseller, Spare

  34. TheOriginalMia says:

    Just have to shake your head at the stupidity of these people. Or do they think everyone else is dumb. Why would we think Gary is speaking for himself and not directly for Kate when he gives these op-ed’s? I mean…come on! Every word this misogynistic, drug addict, wife abuser spouts is what he’s been told by his sister and niece regarding Harry & Meghan. If they weren’t directly involved, Gary wouldn’t say a word for fear of being shut out. But that’s not the case. He speaks with their approval and direction. And it’s the height of hypocrisy to cry about poor Charlotte being mentioned when her parents use her and her siblings for good pr.

  35. Tessa says:

    So he’s complaining about Meghan’s ripped jeans when Kate had some very unroyal looks on some of her appearances. Then there was that walk down the catwalk in the see through outfit. Talk about hypocrisy.

  36. Roo says:

    This poor, stupid little man. He thinks he’s striking such a blow on behalf of the RF. This man, who had Maison de Hookers and Blow, thinks he will be cheered by the Establishment for being their mouthpiece and bully. In reality, he’s their convenient little scapegoat. He can say all this BS and then, when the RF needs a convenient scapegoat when things go wrong (and they always do), then they will scrape the Middletons off their shoe like a nasty piece of gum and will point to Uncle Money Laundering as exhibit 1 for why the Middletons caused all the problems.

    Oh, Carole. Step up your game. 🙄

    • Christine says:

      I think this is the first time Uncle Gary has reared his coke’d out head, since QEII died. How anyone in this camp can think this is sustainable is amazing. The Middletons have decided that so long as Chuck dies before Uncle Gary, they are golden. And they really expect to be dripped in gold, it’s so fucking clear.

  37. Bean says:

    Oh yeah. He’s someone I would TOTALLY believe anything that comes out of his mouth. What a schmuck.

  38. JP says:

    How is he given space in newspapers, does punching your wife in the face/assaulting people not matter in the UK? So crazy. All I can say is I’ve gone back to rewatch The Windsors on Netflix- that show had way more truth than I gave it credit for. Lol.

  39. Caitlin says:

    “The Kate I know so well would never have caused a fuss. She’s not a drama queen; she’s not confrontational, as the book suggests…”
    What happened to “Catherine”? I’ve even heard her saying to a child “My name is Catherine…” I guess Uncle Gary didn’t get that memo….

  40. Chantal says:

    Wow, if this is the best they can do, they really are in trouble! Full on panic mode at the palace and manor! Gary had better watch his mouth before he ends up on the wrong side of a lawsuit…

  41. GershwinC says:

    Too much blind defense for the yacht girl version of Eliza Doolittle.

  42. Fumi says:

    The more I read about all these people I think that Meghan’s biggest crime was that she thought herself to be equal to everyone in the royal family because they were family and comported herself in that manner. She seemed to view the way you interacted with them was very much like what celebrities do were people act one way in public but are treated like normal humans when they are in private or just out of the view of the cameras. It was pretty naive but I can understand why she would have thought that. Uncle Gary is just really proving Harry’s point and allowing people to better see how terrible the Windsor ms are.

  43. Jenn Jameson says:

    Sheesh. As an American, Meghan is not required to genuflect to foreign “royalty”. Our country denounced the English sovereignty in 1773. UG seems to have forgotten that small detail.

  44. Monlette says:

    I think it is pretty clear Gary is the Onslow to Carole’s Hyacinth. Can you imagine?

    (Phone rings)
    Carole: oh! It’s my daughter Catherine. The future Queen! With four castles and a regiment in Ireland! How is His Grace Prince William, my son in law?
    (Carole’s face falls)
    He’s gone back to Rose for more pegging? I am afraid I don’t know what that means. Is that one of those pub games played on wooden boards? (Mouth drops)
    So it’s more like pin the tail on the donkey?
    Gary: More like pin the tail in the honky.

  45. aquarius64 says:

    Uncle Gary was charged for assaulting his wife. The scary thing is if William is physical with Kate neither he or the Middletons will defend her, especially publicly. They got a big come up in social standing from this marriage and it would go away if she leaves him. The Middletons IMO are pushing her to say in the marriage along with the Windsors.

  46. matthew says:

    Sorry to say but no American should EVER bow or curtsey to any of these people.

  47. bisynaptic says:

    LOL “the Goldsmith way”.
    Does the royal family know there’s such a Jewish-sounding phenomenon in their midst?

  48. Sansblague says:

    But William was not Meghan’s future king. She was (and remains) American; the US has no king and is not even part of the Commonwealth. I’m not sure exactly why she’d be expected to be so deferential to William by Uncle Gary – at least not any more so than any other girlfriend meeting a partner’s sibling for first time.