Kate Middleton’s uncle has reportedly hailed his niece as worthy of being the next Queen and said she was “born ready” for the monarchy.
Gary Goldsmith said he’s known the Duchess of Cambridge all her life and believes she and William already have what it takes to rule.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s death prompted the younger brother of Kate’s mum Carole to speak about the future of the monarchy.
The proud uncle told the Daily Mail: “Kate was born ready.
“She looked like a princess from the off. Well, she was an ordinary girl, a bit of a tomboy, always in the middle of the rough and tumble, so I don’t mean that she looked prim and proper, but at the same time she had . . . values. She was kind, just a lovely person.”
“With [Kate and William] the monarchy would thrive, rather than just survive. Charles could be found another amazing role.”
Goldsmith also weighed in on Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview, adding that it left him “livid.”
Referring to the couple as “muppets,” Goldsmith defended his niece over claims that she had made Meghan cry in the run-up to the Sussex wedding.
Speaking about Harry and Meghan’s bombshell tell-all last month, Goldsmith said he was angry at what he felt was a betrayal of the royal family’s trust.
Kate’s uncle previously leapt to her defence in the immediate aftermath of the interview, claiming the allegations made by her sister-in-law were “simply not in her nature”.
The Suits actress had claimed that she cried during a row at a bridesmaid dress fitting in the weeks leading up to her and Harry’s wedding.
There were previously reports that Meghan had upset Kate, but she claimed during the Oprah interview it was the other way around.