Poor Kate! English novelist and Man Booker Prize winner Hilary has dissed the Duchess repeatedly in a new article, calling her ‘plastic.’ Not cool, Hilary.
Kate Middleton is having a tough time since she announced her pregnancy, as not only has she been hospitalized for morning sickness, she has had bump pictures taken while she was in a bikini. Now, a scathing English critic called Hilary Mantel has called Kate “plastic” and “painfully thin,” and implies that her only purpose is to provide an heir for the throne. Hilary, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all! Read on to see what else Hilary has to say, and why I think she is out of line.
Hilary Mantel Disses Kate Middleton
Hilary, who is a two-time Man Booker prize winner, a novelist, a essayist and a critic wrote an article called “Royal Bodies” for the London Review Of Books, and in it she totally slams the Duchess of Cambridge.
Hilary, 60, is unnecessarily mean and cruel to pregnant Kate, 31, as she disses her for being slim and she implies that Kate cannot read. So harsh!
In the first scathing paragraph of the article, Hilary says that she would like to give Kate a copy of Caroline Weber‘s Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution, because she thinks Kate is “a jointed doll on which certain rags are hung.” She says that Kate has “no personality of her own, entirely defined by what she wore.”
Meow Hilary! And it gets worse, as Hilary compares Kate to a Barbie doll.
“But Kate Middleton, as she was, 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.”
Here are some more gems from the article:
“But in her first official portrait by Paul Emsley, unveiled in January, her eyes are dead and she wears the strained smile of a woman who really wants to tell the painter to bugger off.”
“Kate 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. She appears precision-made, machine-made, so different from [Princess] Diana whose human awkwardness and emotional incontinence showed in her every gesture.”
This is so mean!
Yes, Kate is a rather slim woman, but she is so much more than a royal baby making machine. Hilary has literally called Kate a doll, dead behind the eyes, and a robot. I appreciate that Hilary is trying to a point that Diana was famously controversial and outspoken, while Kate is reserved and polite (much to the Royal family’s relief), but this article is so insulting to Kate.
Kate has a degree in Art History, she does a huge amount of charity work, and she is an active wife and soon-to-be-mother. She is much more than a royal clothes horse who’s sole purpose is to create a royal baby.
Kate, my advice: ignore this bitter and rude hag and enjoy your pregnancy!
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Is Hilary totally out of line?
— Eleanore Hutch
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