This has definitely not been the best week for Kate Middleton. After being criticized by designer Vivienne Westwood Sunday for buying too many clothes and ignoring the impact on the environment, the Duchess of Cambridge is involved in yet another feud. This time it is with novelist Hilary Mantel. Of course, this comes as a delight to the British press, who are eager for these type of stories. On Feb. 19, Mirror reported that the British novelist, Hilary Mantel, launched an attack against Prince William's wife. According to the Mirror, Mantel called Kate a....
princess “designed by committee”, and a personality-free “shop window mannequin”. an "articulated doll", "no personality" whose "sole purpose is to have a child."
A report from the Daily Mail also says that Mantel, 60, compared Kate unfavorably to both Anne Boleyn – one of her historical heroines – and to Princess Diana. She stated that they both had more personality than Middleton.
"Mantel said that when she first saw Kate Middleton, she struck her as ‘a shop-window mannequin, with no personality of her own, entirely defined by what she wore."
Mantel also went on to say,
"Female Royals are ‘at the most basic... breeding stock, collections of organs."
Mantel is famous for being the first woman to win the Man Booker Prize twice and is known for her literary work in a variety of subjects ranging from personal memoir to historical fiction.