[the Plastic Princess, in wax]
I like how girls are encouraged to dream by having little
ballerina or princess toys. They dream of the big
wedding, and get Joe Pubcrawl.
So, then they project that desire onto the cute
Until a mansome lady comes along and shits
on the parade of Her Mosquito-bite Titties.
Hillary Mantel rescued defeat out of the hands
of victory by saying how wonderful Diana was.
She was seriously interesting, but still a royal
diversion, in a fur , with no knickers. *pant*
Anyway. The Great Fawning was shut down for a day.
the baby bump felt the stress
checkit: Sky News
Hilary Mantel: Kate Is A 'Plastic Princess'
Hilary Mantel criticised the Duchess of Cambridge during a lecture
Award winning author Hilary Mantel has launched a scathing attack on the Duchess of Cambridge, describing …
Award winning author Hilary Mantel has launched a scathing attack on the Duchess of Cambridge, describing her as "designed by committee", in a lecture at the British Museum.
The 60-year-old author, who won the Man Booker Prize in 2009 and 2012, compared Kate to Anne Boleyn, Marie Antoinette and Princess Diana during the lecture entitled Undressing Anne Boleyn.
In it, she said: "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 ... her only point and purpose being to give birth."
She also described the Duchess as having a "perfect plastic smile" and said her first official portrait, unveiled last month, revealed "her eyes are dead and she wears the strained smile of a woman who really wants to tell the painter to b***** off".
The lecture for the London Review of Books was given on February 4, but the full version of her speech will be published in the latest edition of the review on Thursday.
Mantel, author of Thomas Cromwell novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, said Kate was not like Anne Boleyn who was a "power player, a clever and determined woman".
It comes as the Duchess will show off her baby bump for the first time when she visits a project for women recovering from substance dependence.
The 31-year-old will visit Hope House, a project run by Action On Addiction of which she is a patron; it will be her first solo engagement of 2013.
Charity CEO Nick Barton later came to the Duchess's defence, describing her as an "intelligent" woman who was genuinely interested in the work of his organisation.
Asked for his reaction to Mantel's criticisms, Mr Barton said: "I don't think it's for me to comment on that kind of stuff. I speak of what I know – somebody who wants to help, is helpful and genuinely interested and is intelligent.
"I can only speak (of) what I know. I've met her several times and I found her to be engaging, I found her very natural, I found her actually genuinely interested in the subject.
"You can tell a lot from people's questions and she asks really good questions. They're not routine stuff, they're questions of someone who wants to learn. I find her very easy to deal with."