Duchess of Cambridge's uncle admits punching wife in face

Lester Mason
November 15, 2017

The Duchess of Cambridge's uncle has pleaded guilty to beating his wife after a night drinking in central London.

Mr Goldsmith is the younger brother of Carole Middleton and attended the weddings of both her daughters - the Duchess of Cambridge and Pippa Middleton.

Prosecutor Kate Shilton told the court the couple's taxi driver saw Mrs Goldsmith slap her husband in the face before he retaliated as they got home after a charity event. The prosecution is seeking a restraining order to ban Goldsmith from contacting his wife.

She left him amid a reported row over his drug use and he later met and married Julie-Ann. Goldsmith reacted by delivering a "left hook" that knocked her unconscious for several seconds.

Shepherd said he rushed to the woman's aid and called the police on her request.

The driver said he told Goldsmith "whoa mate, you can't do that" and added: "Are you going to start on me now?"


In a report from The Evening Standard, the publication alleges the incident took place on the 13th of October and the prosecutor of the case, Kate Shilton, described the altercation in detail.

"He then describes how Mr Goldsmith punches her hard in the face using a left hook."Mrs Goldsmith has then fallen backwards".

Prince William's wife also appeared to have a brand new hair do, which was much lighter and shorter than it was following her appearance on Remembrance Sunday.

When Shepherd then challenged Goldsmith over his actions, he became aggressive towards the taxi driver, it was said.

Mrs Goldsmith remained on the floor with eyes closed for about 15 seconds before she woke and staggered to her feet and crying, the court heard.

Mrs Goldsmith was taken to hospital in an ambulance after she was hit, but was later discharged, the court heard. The multimillion-dollar 52-year-old faces a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment, but there is a strong chance that he will scoop actually work in the general interest.

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