Kate Middleton’s Family Breaks Their Silence Over Meghan Crying Claims

Well, this is...rude.

Kate Middleton & Meghan Markle
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Sounds like the Middletons are starting to speak publicly about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview. And by that, I mean Kate’s uncle Gary Goldsmith has spoken out about Meghan saying Kate Middleton made her cry during a bridesmaid fitting. “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,” Goldsmith told the Mail on Sunday (via The Sun). “She’s even lovelier on the inside than on the outside. If anyone had a hissy fit, it must have been Meghan.”

Um. Okay, rude. But wait, he’s not done! “Kate would have been trying to make the peace,” he continued. “I would fight for Kate’s honor until the day I die. She is the most spectacular person I’ve ever met.”

Seems worth pointing out that this man wasn’t in the room during Meghan and Kate’s tense moment over bridesmaid dresses, and therefore he can’t confirm anything. Meghan, however, was in the room, and she gave her account of the incident to Oprah:

“A few days before the wedding, [Kate] was upset about something—yes, the issue was correct, about the flower girl dresses—and it made me cry and it really hurt my feelings, and I thought in the context of everything else that was going on in those days leading to the wedding, it didn’t make sense to not be just doing whatever everyone else is doing, which was trying to be supportive knowing what was going on with my dad and whatnot.”

Meanwhile, Kate hasn’t spoken out about the incident publicly—but royal reporter Katie Nicholl told OK! magazine that Kate felt it “was all sorted, so to have it brought up again was mortifying.” Nicholl also said, “From what I hear, there are different versions of the bridesmaid story, not just the one Meghan discussed” and that Kate is “not in a position to respond” to Meghan’s claim.

Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.