Kate Middleton Attacked: Hilary Mantel Criticized By Duchess Defenders
Kate Middleton was attacked by Hilary Mantel, a Booker Prize author. Hilary Mantel attacked Kate Middleton by calling her a “shop-window mannequin” and says the duchess is “plastic with no personality.” In response to the Kate Middleton attack, some in the British media and even Prime Minister David Cameron have rushed to the Duchess’ defense.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Hilary Mantel attacked Kate Middleton in a speech that was reprinted in The London Review of Books:
“It’s not that I think we’re heading for a revolution. It’s rather that I saw Kate becoming a jointed doll on which certain rags are hung. In those days she 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.”
While this Kate Middleton attack trashes the personality of the Duchess, Hilary Mantel is not the only one to point out that Kate Middleton seems way too absorbed with buying clothing all the time. A fashion designer named Dame Vivienne Westwood pointed out that she could stop buying so much clothing and try to support the environment:
“I think it would be great if she wore the same clothes over and again, because that’s very good for the environment and it would send out a very nice message.”
Salon reports that the Kate Middleton attack has caused many British to leap to the Kate’s defense:
“Though her message is meant to inspire the media to stop behaving ‘like spectators at Bedlam’ when it comes to affairs of the royal family, Mantel makes her point at the risk of sounding like one of the brutes she condemns. Mantel’s snark (‘What does Kate read? It’s a question’) has caught the attention of the British media, including Prime Minister David Cameron, who called the remarks ’completely misguided.’ Said Cameron, ‘What I’ve seen of Princess Kate at public events, at the Olympics and elsewhere is this is someone who’s bright, who’s engaging, who’s a fantastic ambassador for Britain.’ Even British tabloid The Daily Mail called Mantel’s speech ‘an astonishing and venomous attack on the Duchess of Cambridge.’”
Do you agree with Hilary Mantel’s attack of Kate Middleton, or do you think she’s too harsh with her choice of words?