Kate Middleton's Uncle Went On an Online Rant About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Kate Middleton's uncle Gary Goldsmith said Prince Harry and Meghan Markle need to "shut the F up" in an online rant about the couple on LinkedIn.

  • Not everyone close to the royal family is a fan of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) and their actions since leaving their positions as senior working royals.
  • In a now-deleted post on LinkedIn, Kate Middleton's uncle, Gary Goldsmith (opens in new tab), blasted the Sussexes, calling them names and telling them to "shut the F up."
  • "Harry you have lost our love and respect. Meghan you are a wrong'n," Goldsmith wrote.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) have lots of diehard fans and, well, also lots of whatever the opposite of that is.

Kate Middleton's (opens in new tab) uncle, Gary Goldsmith, is in the second group, apparently. In a now-deleted rant on LinkedIn of all places, Goldsmith went off on the royal couple, dropping an F-bomb and calling them names. According to The Sun (opens in new tab), Goldsmith wrote:

"With so much stuff going on in the world, still these two muppets are craving attention. Please shut the F up and bring up their child and stop talking, let alone demanding. Harry you have lost our love and respect. Meghan you are a wrong'n. Now hush please we are kinda busy saving lives and an economy."

Goldsmith's rant came after Harry and Meghan spoke out against structural racism (opens in new tab) in the United Kingdom.

"If you are white and British, the world you see often looks just like you—on TV, in media, in the role models celebrated across our nation. That is not a criticism; it’s reality," the Sussexes (opens in new tab) wrote in an article for the Evening Standard (opens in new tab). "Many recognize this, but others are not aware of the effect this has on our own perspective, our own bias, but also the effect it has on young people of color."

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Goldsmith, 55, is the brother of Kate Middleton's mother, Carole Middleton (opens in new tab).


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