Princess Kate's uncle issues apology for ill-timed interview following cancer announcement

Princess Kate's uncle issues apology for ill-timed interview following cancer announcement

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 23/03/2024

- 13:26

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Princess Kate's uncle issued an apology for his ill-timed interview following the royal's cancer announcement.

Gary Goldsmith's interview, which was published in today's Times Magazine, was released just a few hours after the Princess of Wales revealed she had cancer.

After being evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house, Goldsmith, 58, talked about his niece's recent absence from public life.

The multimillionaire told The Times that he didn't believe William and Kate were "at their happiest".

Kate Middleton and Gary Goldsmith

Gary Goldsmith's interview was released earlier today


Asked whether Kate and William are as happy as they once were, Goldsmith said: "Great question. And I'm going to be as honest as I can be.

"Our beloved Queen Elizabeth dies and they lose the security of their grandmother.

"Then Will's father has only just had his bloody coins printed and suddenly he's got significant worries too.

"Then they've also got this bloody uncle that no one would want, because the arrogance and naivety of Andrew is just beyond me.

Gary Goldsmith

Gary Goldsmith pulled out of attending the Celebrity Big Brother final


"I've been in the same room as him and, believe me, that was enough."

Goldsmith has since apologised about the interview on X.

He wrote: "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.

Kate MiddletonKate announced she has been diagnosed with cancerGetty

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

"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."

The businessman also did not attend the Celebrity Big Brother final on Friday evening, after it was discovered his niece had been diagnosed with cancer.


Gary GoldsmithGary Goldsmith is Carole Middleton's brotherPA

Goldsmith wrote on X: "Following today’s news, I will not be attending tonight’s Celebrity Big Brother final.

"I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to my fellow Housemates and to everyone involved in the making of this brilliant show.

"I hope you all enjoy your special night."

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