David Cameron defends Duchess Kate over 'shop-window mannequin' comments

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:20 hrs

David Cameron has defended the Duchess of Cambridge, saying that author Hilary Mantel was "completely wrong" to compare her to a "shop-window mannequin."

Mantel said at the London Review of Books Lecture that the duchess was "gloss varnished" with a "plastic smile."

The British Prime Minister added that Mantel writes great books but what she's said about Kate is completely misguided, the BBC reported.

Her speech was titled 'Undressing Anne Boleyn', referencing royal women.

"What I've seen of Princess Kate at public events, at the Olympics and elsewhere is this is someone who's bright, who's engaging, who's a fantastic ambassador for Britain. We should be proud of that, rather than make these rather misguided remarks," Cameron said.

Mantel said at her speech at the British Museum on 4 February that in contrast to Diana, Princess of Wales, the duchess appeared "machine-made." (ANI)

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