Novelist Hilary Mantel hits out at Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton is a 'machine-made' princess 'designed by committee,' according to best-selling author Hilary Mantel

Kate Middleton has been branded a ‘plastic princess’ by best selling author Hilary Mantel, who said the Duchess of Cambridge is nothing more than a ‘jointed doll on which certain rags are hung’.

The novelist’s controversial comments came as she launched her latest book, Bring Up the Bodies, which is set in the Tudor court.

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The author referenced pregnant Kate Middleton as she compared her to a series of historical figures, including Anne Boleyn.

But her comments were less than complimentary.

Mantel compared the Duchess to a ‘shop window mannequin,’ and said Kate ‘appeared to have been designed by a committee and built by craftsmen, with a perfect plastic smile and the spindles of her limbs hand-turned and gloss-varnished’.

The author also said Kate first struck her as ‘entirely defined by what she wore’.

She also branded her a ‘jointed doll on which certain rags are hung,’ who’s ‘only point and purpose’ was to continue the royal line.

She added: ‘Presumably Kate was designed to breed in some manners.

‘She looks like a nicely brought up young lady, with “please” and “thank you” part of her vocabulary.’

Oh dear.

February hasn’t got off to a great start for Kate Middleton.

The pregnant Duchess was said to be ‘furious’ after pictures of her showing off her baby bump in a bikini on holiday in Mustique were published by an Italian magazine.

And yesterday her style sense came under fire from British designer Vivienne Westwood, who said she thinks Kate should start re-wearing more of her clothes.

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