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Gary Goldsmith reveals when his niece Princess Kate will return to duties

The Princess of Wales is currently recovering from abdominal surgery 

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Faye James
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March 14, 2024
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Gary Goldsmith, the uncle of Princess Kate, has shared his optimistic outlook on his niece's return to public duties by Easter, following her recovery from abdominal surgery

Kate has been taking a necessary break from the public eye for the past two months, but according to Gary, the Princess of Wales is on a good path to recovery and expected to resume her public engagements by Easter.

During an appearance on Thursday's GB News with Nigel Farage, shortly after his stint on Celebrity Big Brother, Gary opened up about Princess Kate's health and the support she has received. 

"I think she has the best support on the planet, she has the best people looking after her. 'They [The Palace] have said we would see her at Easter and nothing has changed since that! They have been very transparent,'" he shared, reflecting confidence in the information provided by the Palace regarding Kate's return.

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Princess Kate will return to duties in April

A surprising revelation from Gary highlighted Princess Kate's personal involvement in her public image, particularly regarding a Mother's Day picture featuring her and her three children.

 "I did say when it came out the photo 'there's not a chance in hell she photoshopped them herself' and then it came out that she did!" 

Gary Goldsmith on Celebrity Big Brother© Ray Burmiston
Gary Goldsmith on Celebrity Big Brother

It comes after the conversation took an unexpected turn when addressing the controversy surrounding a family photograph released by Kensington Palace, which led to a flurry of conspiracy theories and the withdrawal of the photo by several top picture agencies.

Princess Kate later took responsibility for the confusion, issuing an apology and indicating her direct involvement in the editing of the image.

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Princess Kate admitted she photoshopped this image

Gary also reflected on his recent participation in Celebrity Big Brother, aiming to alter public perceptions and offer a glimpse into celebrity life. 

Despite mixed reactions from viewers and reported tensions within his family due to his disclosures in the house, Gary considered the experience profoundly positive. 

Gary Goldsmith, uncle of Pippa Middleton, arrives at St Mark's church in Englefield, Berkshire, with his daughter Tallulah for the wedding of Pippa Middleton© Getty
Gary Goldsmith, uncle of Pippa Middleton, arrives at St Mark's church in Englefield, Berkshire, with his daughter Tallulah for the wedding of Pippa Middleton

"I've had the best time, I went in with one agenda and I've achieved it in five days. I don't consider myself to be a celebrity, I just happen to be related to someone who is a big celebrity," he expressed, emphasizing his ordinary background despite his royal connections

.His respect for fellow contestant Levi Roots was evident, as Gary voiced his support for Levi as a potential winner of the show, “I have so much respect for him, and if he was to win he will use it for good,” he said. 

He also said Princess Kate would share his sentiment."100%, she puts other people first," Gary affirmed, highlighting her altruistic nature.

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