Kate Middleton's uncle has publicly blasted Meghan Markle in a vicious new interview claiming she "knows how to manipulate her audience" in light of bombshell claims about her and Kate's pre-wedding row.
Gary Goldsmith, the brother of Kate's mum Carole, defended his niece against recently-surfaced claims she made Meghan Markle cry before her wedding in 2018, bluntly saying he "doesn't believe it for a moment".
Gary, 55, who was fined $8800 and given a 12-month community order for punching his wife in the face during an argument in 2017 and was branded a "nasty drunk" by the magistrate, told The Mail on Sunday: "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."
He went on: "If anyone had a hissy fit, it must have been Meghan. Kate would have been trying to make the peace. I would fight for Kate's honour until the day I die. She is the most spectacular person I've ever met."
Going on to slam the former Suits actress, he said: "I don't blame Meghan – she's a Hollywood starlet. You can't blame a tiger for biting the head off a sheep.
"But I don't believe a word that comes out of her mouth. She's an actress and knows how to manipulate her audience."
During the explosive tell-all earlier this month, Meghan shocked viewers when she revealed to Oprah it was actually Kate who had made her cry during a bridesmaids dress fitting, not the other way round.
The incident happened two years ago when it was believed Meghan, 39, "left Kate Middleton in tears," but it re-emerged during the tell-all chat.
Meghan revealed: "She (Kate) was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologised. And she brought me flowers."
She also said: "There wasn't a confrontation and I don't think it's fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologised, and I have forgiven her.
"What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn't do, but that happened to me."
Following the claims, royal expert Kate Nicoll said Kate Middleton is "mortified" because she's "very careful with how she treats others".
Speaking to OK! magazine, she explained: "Kate has never wanted any suggestion of a rift with Meghan to come out in the press, so for this story to be circulating is very hard."
The royal expert added there are "different versions" of the story and claimed that Meghan and Prince Harry know Kate is "not in a position to respond".
Gary Goldsmith's passionate defence of Kate comes as other family members scramble to clear up what was said elsewhere in the interview.
Last week, Meghan's father Thomas Markle dropped off a hand-delivered request to Oprah Winfrey requesting to be the veteran TV host's next interview subject.
The lighting director, 76, drove up to the chat show host's $117 million luxury estate in Montecito, California, on Thursday and handed the note to a masked security guard outside.
He is understood to have offered to tell his side of the story after Meghan spoke of her father's "betrayal".
TV lighting expert Thomas, who now lives in Rosarito, Mexico, fell out with Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, in the run-up to their wedding in 2018.
She spoke to Oprah about his "betrayal" for lying about posing for paparazzi pictures – which she claimed would led to problems protecting her own children.
Following the Oprah interview, Thomas, who claims Meghan and Harry scolded him as he lay in hospital after suffering a heart attack before the wedding, hit back on Good Morning Britain.
Speaking two days after the Oprah interview, he called Prince Harry "snotty".
He also denied that the royal family and Britain was racist, saying a comment over grandson Archie's skin tone was just a "dumb question" and calling the royal couple's claims "bullsh*t".