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Kate Middleton's Opinions: After Sandi Toksvig And Hilary Mantel, Quotes From The Duchess

11/03/2013 15:56 GMT

Poor Kate Middleton has come under fire of late.

Hilary Mantel described the Duchess of Cambridge as a "machine-made plastic princess" and now comedian Sandi Toksvig has blasted Kate for not having "a single opinion"

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An official portrait of the couple

Reading Mantel's speech in full showed the author's words may have been taken out of context, but Toksvig's comments seemed less nuanced.

The BBC Radio Four News Quiz host said: "We used to admire women who got their place in life through marriage and having children, but I like to think we've grown up a bit.

"I can't think of a single opinion she holds - it's very Jane Austen."

Instead she praised Cheryl Cole, saying the singer was "one of the few incredibly famous people who still seem to say what they think".

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