Kate Middleton, Prince William "Doing Absolutely Brilliantly" as Parents to Prince George, Kate's Uncle Says
All is very, very well with Britain's newest royal family! Kate Middleton's talkative uncle Gary Goldsmith -- younger brother to Carole Middleton -- gave an update on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George, who turns two months old Sept. 22.
"It's fabulous. I couldn't be prouder of my family," Goldsmith told Grazia UK in a new interview. "It's been a fairy tale right from the beginning when Carole told me Kate was dating William, to seeing my little niece everywhere in the press and then to the wedding. And now there’s a baby who's actually going to be the king."
Prince William and Kate (who made her first official post-birth appearance at a sporting event last Friday) are settling in parenthood nicely, he boasted. "They’re doing absolutely brilliantly," he said of the pair, both 31. "Kate has her feet so solidly on the ground, and William knows his own mind. They will be absolutely perfect and are a proper couple who are madly in love."
Echoing other commentary on the pair, Goldsmith called the new parents " incredibly modern. They'll be everywhere together." Unlike previous generations of royal parents, "I don't think they will pass the responsibility of their babies to other people," he said.
"They will be involved in everything George does, and you'll see them as a unit of three now rather than a unit of two."
Goldsmith also gave an update on his other, also-famous niece Pippa Middleton -- who garnered her own headlines once more amid (false) talk that she's engaged to boyfriend Nico Jackson. "It will be brilliant when Pippa gets married. It will happen one day," he predicted of Pippa, 29. Pippa and Kate's younger brother James Middleton also remains unwed. "It's hard for anyone entering this family because you're going to be in the spotlight," he pointed out. "So I imagine Pips and James will date for a while before they make the leap, simply out of courtesy for the other person to understand what it's like."