Just as Kate Middleton pops up in public to watch William play polo at he Chakravarty Cup this weekend, her family gets some media ink…

Gary Goldsmith, Kate Middletons uncle

Gary Goldsmith, Kate Middleton's uncle

Has Uncle Gary been forgiven?

He was the black sheep of the Middleton family, but Kate’s uncle Gary Goldsmith has been welcomed back into the fold. Exactly one year ago, Ibiza-based Gary was in the doghouse for supplying drugs and setting up prostitutes.

But after he bombarded Kate’s mother Carole with countless apologies he was forgiven and invited to dinner at the family’s Berkshire home.

“Gary is Carole’s younger brother and they have always been very close. She used to take him under her wing when they were youngsters and she loves him dearly,” says a friend. “She couldn’t bring herself to speak with him for several months because of the damage he caused to Kate and Prince William’s relationship. But she gave in two weeks ago and invited Gary for dinner.”

But they’ve decided that he should stay away from Kate to prevent further embarrassment.  “He loves his niece and wants her to be happy so he will keep away – although they have spoken on the telephone.”

Article: Daily Mail


Spotlight on Pippa Middleton

Time to get to know the little sister!

Now that she’s taken the position of events manager at Blue Strawberry, Kate’s younger sister Pippa is the center of some media ink.  This article talks about her life, her ambitious nature, her friendly rivalry with Kate while growing up, her years at Edinburgh university, her choice of friends… how she mingles with the right crowd, and how she currently acts as Kate’s “gatekeeper.”

The article also says Pippa is currently single.  It mentions the high profile boys she’s dated, including JJ Jardine Paterson, Billy
More Nesbitt,  Simon Youngman, Charlie Gilkes, and even Guy Pelly.  (Other than ex-boyfriend JJ, who knows if any of this is true)…

Article: Daily Mail

Prince William to Wed Kate in Private

A mock-up photo of what William & Kates wedding might be like

A mock-up photo of what William & Kate's wedding might be like

And now the highly improbable story…

Prince William has amazed aides with a bid to marry his bride-in-waiting Kate Middleton in a “private” family wedding.  The prince wants the Queen’s permission to wed at the ­royals’ own personal church, St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

William has made it plain to royal planners that he considers the wedding “very much a private family ceremony”. He wants to restrict media access to the “bare minimum” with more emphasis on families, friends and supporters.

“William knows he has public responsibilities and that it will look very small compared to his parents’ wedding. But these are different times and a lot of people out there are suffering. He thinks the sight of all that royal extravagance would revolt ordinary, hard-working people who struggle to raise their families and pay their bills,” said one aide. “We’re not talking about a quickie service and a tray of vol-au-vents but we are talking smaller, less glamorous and more family centred. William is not yet in the same position as his father was. He isn’t yet the heir to the throne and he lives as ordinary a life as possible with a real job in the real world.”

William and Kate are due to make an announcement about their future later this year with a possible wedding date as early as 2011.

Article: Daily Star