Dissing the Duchess

Dissing the Duchess

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In a lecture last month at the British Museum, two-time Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel said the Duchess of Cambridge was becoming “a shop-window mannequin” who was “designed to breed.” But now Mantel says she’s been misunderstood: “My lecture and the subsequent essay was actually supportive of the royal family and when I used those words about the Duchess of Cambridge, I was describing the perception of her which has been set up in the tabloid press.” Mantel further warned the tabs not to do to Kate “what you did to Diana.”

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This article originally appeared on Zola Books.