Kate Middleton is one of the most well-liked members of the British Royal Family; nevertheless, the fact that her maternal side has a shady legal history is mostly unknown to the general public.
Kate’s uncle, Gary Goldsmith, the younger brother of her mother Carole Middleton, has reportedly had run-ins with the authorities in the past, according to a My London story.
Gary, a well-known British businessman with a net worth of over £30 million, has been married four times and is accused of assaulting one of his ex-wives.
Kate’s uncle, who was also present at her wedding to Prince William, admitted to assaulting his wife Julie-Ann Goldsmith when they were driving home from a charity event.
Julie-Ann was knocked to the ground outside their house in Wimpole Street, Marylebone, in 2017, when Gary allegedly struck her with a clinched fist.
At Westminster Magistrates’ Court, he eventually pled guilty to assault by beating, with prosecutor Kate Shilton describing the events in detail.
Gary was spared prison time and instead received a £5,000 fine.
Although the connection between Gary and Kate has remained a mystery since the event, Gary did declare in 2013 that the family was OK and that he had ‘never fallen out’ with them.