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Duchess Of Cambridge Slammed As 'Plastic Princess'

February 19, 2013, 4:12 pm WHO Magazine whomagazine

Duchess of Cambridge is a "plastic princess designed to breed" says Hilary Mantel

Duchess Of Cambridge Slammed As Plastic Princess
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British novelist Hilary Mantel has slammed the Duchess of Cambridge, calling the future Queen of England a "shop-window mannequin" with no personality, whose only purpose is to breed.

Mantel criticised Prince William's wife for appearing "gloss-varnished," labeling her a "machine-made" princess, who was "designed by committee" with a "plastic smile," contrasting the Duchess to Prince William's mother, Diana, "whose human awkwardness and emotional incontinence showed in her every gesture."

She went on to suggest that the "painfully thin" Catherine was selected for her role of princess because she posed no risk of showing any character.

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Mantel's remarks were made two weeks ago during a lecture at the British Museum, organised by London Review of Books (LRB), a month after her latest novel, Bring Up the Bodies, won the Costa prize.

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Catherine "seems to have been selected for her role of princess because she was irreproachable: as painfully thin as anyone could wish, without quirks, without oddities, without the risk of the emergence of character," Mantel said during a lecture at the British Museum, organised by London Review of Books (LRB), two weeks ago.

"She appears precision-made, machine-made, so different from Diana," added Mantel whose latest novels are set in the Tudor court, before suggesting that the Duchess was a "jointed doll on which certain rags are hung."

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She added: "In those days (Kate) was a shop-window mannequin, with no personality of her own, entirely defined by what she wore. These days she is a mother-to-be, and draped in another set of threadbare attributions. Once she gets over being sick, the press will find that she is radiant.

"They will find that this young woman's life until now was nothing, her only point and purpose being to give birth."

Mantel also took aim at the Duchess' first official portrait by Paul Emsley, unveiled in January, labelling her eyes as "dead" and wearing "the strained smile of a woman who really wants to tell the painter to bugger off."

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  1. Rooster05:32am Friday 22nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Hilary really seems to know what she is talking about. I always ignore anyone who marries into royalty, so I never looked at the skinny plastic waste of space before.

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  2. Junk12:55pm Thursday 21st February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    God forbid, imagine seeing old pics of the queen in a bikini.

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  3. Junk12:43pm Thursday 21st February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    the other point i missed... they're always on holiday.

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  4. Junk12:41pm Thursday 21st February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    yes, her comments were over the top, but as for the plastic princess, well, how many times do you need to get photographed in a bikini, knowing you are going to be photographed? ... this is about business and media creation

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  5. Ghost Hunter02:21am Thursday 21st February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    GODS ! That old slang is ALMOST as ugly as old ferret face, comrade ju-LIAR 'GROSSEN BUTT' dullard ! Almost but not quite ! Both from the same cold, wet, little island, sort of like Tasmania, but worse, - wonder how closely they're related ???

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  6. robert02:01pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    She will finish up like Diana,a paranoid wreck.Why can't there be more interesting stories to comment on than this dribble.

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  7. Graphite01:35pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Hilary WHO??????? Never heard of the supercilious UGLY #$%$ Agree with both Des and Lerner. You just had your 10 minutes of fame Hilary now #$%$ back down the worm hole you came from.

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  8. Nicole10:16am Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    DO you have a kelpie..we do and it is the most loyal dog you can get she doesnt care where she is she just wants to be at a side...dogs are what humans allow them to be..dont label them.

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  9. Des F08:15am Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Hilary Mantel, what a pathetic way of getting your name in the press. And who's to say that you aren't a plastic, ugly piece of #$%$ You're the one who has no character. If I ever come across your books I will use them to start the barbie, that's all they'd be good for. Go #$%$ yourself Hilary, its probably the closest you'll get one.

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  10. Gumustreeus05:48am Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Ther will be an election in September. In one corner we have the Welsh Pinocchio, and in the other, we have another imported Pommie Pinocchio, Tony Abbott. What hope do we have, when all the media can dish us up is this garbage about some old crows opinion about the royal buffoons. Luckily for my sanity, I didn't read the story, I seldom read any of yahoos stories, they're not worth my time

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