The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will be guest of honour at the National Portrait Gallery to celebrate the work of Hilary Mantel (aka the woman who called her a "plastic princess") in her first public engagement of 2014. Um, awkward much?
The author caused controv last year when she made a pregnant Kate the subject of a lecture, describing the duchess as "personality-free" and whose "only point and purpose" was to give birth. Ouch!
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