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Kate Middleton Attacked: Hilary Mantel Criticized By Duchess Defenders

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?

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12 Responses to “Kate Middleton Attacked: Hilary Mantel Criticized By Duchess Defenders”

  1. Paulette Carini

    Kate Watchers do not care what book she reads. The tabloids will publish ONLY what they believe the public wants to know. The public doesn't have time to delve into the "real" Kate – they want to copy a trend from her and reading, among that part of the public who are Kate watchers, is not it. They'll only print and televise her in (and out) of clothing. The "media" of which Ms. Mantel speaks, sought only to pick up on her criticism of Kate and not her book prize. Seems she would not get any media attention UNLESS she speaks of Kate. Or did she realize that before she criticized?

  2. Constance Stuart

    Give Kate a break! Kate has been married for a year, it is hard enough (for thoughs who have forgotten) beginning your life with someone, no matter how much you love them, throw in being a part of the royal family and all the hoopla she has to deal with from the press and now a little one coming. How would you like to be in her place! So, back off and let the young lady breathe. I say God Bless her and her husband and pray she will have some peace in her life and a beautiful healthy baby.

  3. Moira Adams

    Ms Mantel, is a very rude woman. We love our Royal Family and our newest member is utterly charming she may be even teach you a few charming manners..if she has time……

  4. Brandi Clark Missudad

    Really? Ms. Mantel if sheer blouses are all the outrage in London, you should do a story on some of these wardrobes from infamous US celebrities. Now there's your story.

  5. Maggie Cabral

    Nothing wrong with being a shop window doll, shes not sleeping.
    around or anything and causing a problem.
    Why not go after that wife of Prince Charles.

  6. Moira Adams

    Thank you ladies for your support…two of my lovely friends!!