Tuesday, February 19, 2013


A highly-respected and award winning British writer has scandalized the island kingdom by characterizing Princess Kate as nothing but a breeder.

In a lecture two weeks ago at the British Museum, novelist Hillary Mantel described the Duchess of Cambridge as a varnished "store-window mannequin" with no personality, selected solely for breeding.

"She appears." the famous author said, "precision-made, machine-made: so different from Diana, whose human awkwardness and emotional incontinence showed in her every gesture."

I'm drawing two fast and dirty conclusions from this. The first is that anyone who comes up with a fantastic phrase such as "emotional incontinence" must be a gifted writer, and I really need to look into one of her novels. The other is that Hillary Mantel, in growing older, resents the way the world works, since she neglected to say why anyone who looks like Kate Middleton even needs a personality.

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