Kate Middleton Forced to Honor Woman Who Called Her a 'Plastic Princess'

kate middletonKate Middleton can now add Classiest Woman in the World to her ever-growing resume. Remember a few months ago when author Hilary Mantel referred to Kate Middleton as the "perfect plastic princess," whose "only point and purpose" was to give birth? A woman with a "perfect plastic smile," who has "no personality of her own"? (Super rude.) Well, now Kate and Hilary are about to come face-to-face. Sort of. Kate Middleton has her first public engagement of the year on Tuesday, where she will be the guest of honor at the National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Gala, which stars the work of Mantel. Awk-ward!

Apparently, at the event, the Duchess will view the "portraits" and meet some of the writers. But, according to reports, Kate will be spared the embarrassment of meeting Mantel, as the author has "decided to stay away." Good call.

I'm not sure how much pull Kate has just yet, but I must say, it's awfully big of her to even go to an event that honors a woman who publicly ripped her to shreds. That's a lot more than most of us would do. Long live the (future) queen.

What do you think of Kate attending the event?

 

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Deb Sterling

Good for you, Kate. You are the OPPOSITE of the plastic perfect person. More like classy and down to earth!

Imelda Garza

GOOD FOR PRINCESS KATE SHE DOES NOT NEED TO HIDE FROM PEOPLE WHO DONT HAVE ANY MANNERS AT ALL SHE HAS MORE CLASS AND EDUCATION THAT IS GREAT NOT TO HOLD BACK THAT WAY SHE CAN PROVE TO HER AND EVERYONE WHO DOUGHTED HER THAT SHE IS A GOOD PERSON AND THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD THAT HAVE SO MUCH EDUCATION BUT WITH THERE STUPIDITY THERE EDUCATION IS WORTHLESS GREAT JOB PRINCESS KATE

Marie Pepaj

Who is Hilary Mantel ? A writer so what? She can use her imagination to write a book but not to describe a person.
Kate is a real perfect person. God bless her!

John Belland

It appears from what we Have been seeing in the past few years, Kate has more class than most of the so called Upper Class women around. She would get my vote as well, I'm sure a great majority of people around the world. You go young Lady!

Sharon Peters

Mantel's books are fine. Mantel the person comes off as a bitter, jealous, dyspeptic, bile-spewing harpy. Glad she can write because it seems apparent that she is not fit for much else ... well, maybe the pit bull ring. Oh, and may I add coward to the list of qualities? She had the fortitude to say those things, unprovoked, about the Duchess of Cambridge. Well, If that is what she believes, then she should be able to honor those beliefs and show up and carry on as is her role in this event. I don't notice that the Duchess has declined, backed out, or expressed reservations about attending.

Caroline Constantinou

Sounds like Hilary Mantel has the worst case of resentment ever.....Good for you Duchess Kate!!!!!

Bob Wilson

Kate is much bigger and a lot more intelligent than the headline grabbing misfit woman who criticize her, Hell Kate you have got them sniping at you they are just jealous, you have made the grade

nonmember avatar Mimi

I wonder if Mantel chose out of her own free will not to attend. I can understand why a lot of modern women would criticize the role Kate is playing...her every move seems to be choreographed , but such is the life of a royal. I would imagine it takes an incredible amount of courage to do would Kate does, and she certainly cannot please everyone. She is not perfect, but she is lovely. I would imagine it also took a great deal of courage to publicly criticize someone who is hypnotically adored by millions. I do not scorn Mantel for her criticism and I do not criticize Kate for the life she has chosen. I can understand both perspectives.

nonmember avatar Hello

Obviously none of you have done your research. Especially most of the writers reporting on this "story". Those comments made by Mantel were taken out of context; she did not say that is what SHE believes of Kate, but what the media makes her out to be. She made these comments at a seminar that dealt with the media's portrayal of women. Yes, Kate is classy and beautiful, blah blah blah, and it is easy for Kate fans to assume Mantel is jealous because of this, but fact of the matter is MANTEL is the true victim here as the media has portrayed her to be some monster for exposing them and the way they portray Kate.

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