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Kate Middleton’s uncle being in Celebrity Big Brother could spell bad news for Harry and Meghan

Kate Middleton’s uncle being in Celebrity Big Brother could spell bad news for Harry and Meghan

Gary Goldsmith hasn't spoken kindly about the couple in recent years.

Celebrity Big Brother is back and showrunners will be hoping it comes with latest insight in to the workings of the Royal Family thanks to one rumoured contestant.

The iconic reality TV show makes its first outing on ITV1 and ITVX tonight (4 March).

Viewers will be hoping for an experience that can match the dizzying halcyon days of 'David's Dead', with the line-up already leaked in advance of contestants being revealed as they enter the house.

X Factor royalty is expected to take part, with Sharon Osbourne appearing as a special housemate. Louis Walsh is also tipped, with the Irishman taking part on one condition.

But it's another housemate that could grab the headlines for his closeness to the inner circle of the Royal Family.

Gary Goldsmith is set to enter the house. He just so happens to be uncle to the Princess of Wales and future Queen, Kate Middleton.

The Sun reports he doesn't have his family's blessing to go on the reality TV show.

A source told the newspaper: “Gary said he’s been read the riot act by Kate’s mum Carole and her dad Michael.

“They aren’t happy he’s going into Celebrity Big Brother. It is infuriating for them. Kate doesn’t need this stress.”

Gary Goldsmith is entering the CBB house.
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Only last week representatives of the Princess were forced to issue a statement regarding her whereabouts so far in 2024.

Social media has been rife with rumour as to where she is while she recovers from abdominal surgery that took place in January.

A spokesperson said: "Kensington Palace made it clear in January the timelines of the Princess’ recovery and we’d only be providing significant updates. That guidance stands."

But sources say its not the future Queen who should be too worried, but rather her brother-in-law, Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle.

They reportedly said: "He wants to defend his family. Gary wouldn’t do anything to embarrass Kate or William, who he thinks a lot of.

"With Kate being out of the public eye at the moment and William shouldering a lot, the last thing they want is for Uncle Gary to be causing any embarrassment on television."

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle.
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They added: "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are more than likely going to be in the firing line as Gary has made no secret about how little he likes them.”

Writing for the Daily Mail earlier this year, Goldsmith said: "What in heaven’s name was Harry thinking when he wrote his terrible book?

"He’s utterly deluded if he seriously believes it will bring him a step nearer to reconciliation — which he claims to want — with the Royal Family. All it will do is make the gaping chasm between them unbridgeable."

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Topics: Celebrity, Celebrity Big Brother, Big Brother, TV and Film, UK News, Kate Middleton, Royal Family, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, ITV