Pippa Middleton and Kate Middleton have a shady Uncle. His name is Gary Goldsmith, and he’s Carole Middleton’s brother. He wasn’t invited to Pippa Middleton’s wedding reception. While he was still invited to Pippa’s weekend wedding to James Matthew, he was not invited to the reception. Shortly after the church service ended, he drove back to London and had dinner at the Chiltern Firehouse.
This is a huge deal. Roger Federer and his wife Mirka attended Pippa Middleton’s wedding and her reception. ITV News anchor Tom Bradby and his wife Claudia, Vogue fashion editor Serena Hood, TV presenter Donna Air, and Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle were all invited to the reception. But, Carole Middleton’s own brother didn’t get an invite to the wedding reception. Neither did his wife Julie-Ann.
Only Gary Goldsmith and his 15-year-old daughter, Tallulah, were invited to the church ceremony — not to the evening reception that took place at the mansion. Gary Goldsmith was the only person from Carole Middleton’s extended family to get invited to only the church service. Meanwhile, Carole Middleton’s cousins, aunts, uncles, and godchildren weren’t invited to the wedding at all.
Carole Middleton made got cozy with the Royal Family by distancing herself from her extended family. She supposedly needed to invite Gary Goldsmith because she feels he knows too much about her and her family. She’s afraid that he would spill some of their family secrets to the press.
Gary Goldsmith is also someone who lives a seedy lifestyle. He’s a millionaire who owns a home in Ibiza that’s aptly called the Maison de Bang Bang. It’s the same mansion where Kate Middleton and Prince William used to frequently vacation at the beginning of their relationship. It’s been believed that Gary Goldsmith helped Kate and Pippa Middleton achieve status climbing over the years. He also supposedly helped Kate get married to Prince William.
He’s still a shady person, however. He’s been described as a “louche” by the British press. He’s also been said to snort cocaine in front of reporters several years ago. Gary Goldsmith doesn’t hold anything back when it comes to the press. And, it appears he doesn’t hold back in his private life. It sounds like he would’ve been too much to handle at Pippa Middleton’s reception. Since he can’t control his alcohol or dabbles in drugs, it would’ve been best to keep him at home.
However, friends said that Carole Middleton’s snub came as a shock to them. Though he’s been married to his wife Julie-Anne for five years, she couldn’t have been barred by Pippa Middleton’s strict “no ring, no bring” rule. What are your thoughts, CDL readers? Why do you think Gary Goldsmith was not invited to the reception? Do you think he would’ve been too much of a mess at the celebration? Share your thoughts below in the comments section and come back to CDL for all your Royal news.
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