Author Hilary Mantel got herself into rip-roaring royal controversy. 

During a recent lecture at the British Museum, Hilary Mantel, the double Booker Prize winner referred to the Duchess of Cambridge as having no personality ….and she went on to say Kate Middleton was becoming a shop-window mannequin. Dear me!

No surprise that Mantel has said her words had been taken out of context. She stresses she is actually supportive of the royal family. Mantel claims she’d been describing the perception of Kate set up in the tabloid press. Her speech ended with a plea for the media to ‘back off – and not to do to Kate what was done to Diana.

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