Kate's uncle gives health update after Princess of Wales's operation: 'Best care in the world'

Kate's uncle gives health update after Princess of Wales's operation: 'Best care in the world'

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 06/03/2024

- 22:13

Updated: 06/03/2024

- 22:48

The mother-of-three had abdominal surgery in January

Kate's uncle has given a health update after the Princess of Wales's operation two months ago.

Gary Goldsmith, 58, is the younger brother of Carole Middleton and a contestant on this year's series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Fellow Big Brother contestant Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, who previously won Love Island in 2022, asked Goldsmith about the Princess of Wales's whereabouts.

She asked: "Where is Kate?" Goldsmith then replied: "So, because she doesn't want to talk about it.

Gary Goldsmith and Kate Middleton

Gary Goldsmith is Kate's maternal uncle

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"The last thing I'm going to do... There's a kind of code of etiquette.

"If it is announced, I will give you an opinion."

The Love Island star later told the businessman: "I hope she's OK."

Kate's uncle replied: "I think the most important thing... I spoke to her mum, my sister.

Kate MiddletonKate had 'planned abdominal surgery' in JanuaryGetty

"She's getting the best care in the world and all the family has done is put the wagons around and looked after family first before anything else."

He continued: "They put a statement out that just said: 'We will take some time to recoup and we'll see you in Easter.'"

Cülcüloğlu responded: "I've heard mixed things about Kate and I don't want to make a comment, but whatever it is, we want her to come back."

The 58-year-old later said about his niece: "She's amazing. She will be back. Of course she will."

Gary GoldsmithKate's uncle Gary Goldsmith is on this year's series of CBB


Kensington Palace announced in January that Princess Kate​ had undergone "successful" abdominal surgery.

They released no further details about the planned operation.

The 42-year-old has since returned to Adelaide Cottage where she is recuperating.


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Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu won Love Island in 2022


The Princess of Wales is not expected to return to royal duties until at least after Easter.

It comes as Prince William, 41, hit back at baseless claims about Princess Kate's health in a new statement today.

Various social media accounts have posted insensitive and baseless claims about Kate as she continues to recuperate in private.

In a statement, William's spokesperson said: "His focus is on his work and not on social media."

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