Kate Middleton's uncle says he doesn't believe she made Meghan Markle cry
- Kate's uncle Gary Goldsmith doesn't believe that she made Meghan cry before her wedding.
- Goldsmith told The Sun on Sunday that Middleton "doesn't have a mean bone in her body."
- Kensington Palace declined to comment when contacted by Insider.
Kate Middleton's uncle Gary Goldsmith said he doesn't believe that she made
Reports initially suggested that Middleton was left in tears after a disagreement over a flower-girl dress - but Markle said during her Oprah interview that the "reverse happened."
Markle said the argument "made me cry" and "really hurt my feelings."
"It was a really hard week of the wedding, and she was upset about something. But she owned it, and she apologized, and she brought me flowers and a note apologizing," the duchess said.
Goldsmith - the 55-year-old younger brother of the duchess' mother Carole Middleton - shared his opinion about Markle's claims with The Mail on Sunday.
"I don't believe for a moment that Kate made Meghan cry," he told the newspaper.
"I've known Kate since she was born and she doesn't have a mean bone in her body. It's just simply not in her nature," he added. "She's even lovelier on the inside than on the outside. If anyone had a hissy fit, it must have been Meghan. Kate would have been trying to make the peace. I would fight for Kate's honor until the day I die. She is the most spectacular person I've ever met."
Goldsmith said he was initially happy for Markle and Prince Harry when they got married and believed she was the "real deal" - but now he sees her as manipulative.
"I don't blame Meghan - she's a Hollywood starlet. You can't blame a tiger for biting the head off a sheep. But I don't believe a word that comes out of her mouth. She's an actress and knows how to manipulate her audience," he told The Mail on Sunday.
Goldsmith, who attended the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal wedding in 2011, was last photographed with the
In November 2017, Goldsmith pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife Julie-Ann outside their home in London in October, The Sun reported at the time.
He was fined $6,885 (£5,000) and ordered into alcohol rehabilitation, the newspaper reported.
Goldsmith's defense lawyer Jane Humphryes QC said at the time: "He is deeply ashamed and concerned about not only his behaviour but also the implications of the adverse publicity for everyone concerned," according to the BBC.
Goldsmith is due to appear in the upcoming documentary, "The Day Will and Kate Got Married," which will air in the UK on April 7 on ITV. The documentary will mark 10 years since the duke and duchess tied the knot at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.
Kensington Palace declined to comment on Goldsmith's interview and the current status of his relationship with the Duchess of Cambridge when contacted by Insider.
Representatives for the Duchess of Sussex did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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