The Duchess of Cambridge has been compared to “young women having babies to get state handouts” by the general secretary of one of Labour’s biggest union backers.
He said: “In the tabloid press, so much is written about benefits abuses – young women having babies to get state hand-outs. But conference, that’s enough about Kate Middleton.”
Prentis also criticised the “vile and vicious” bedroom tax and urged people to “fight” the government’s policy to the “bitter end”.
A Unison spokesman dismissed the comment as a “throwaway joke”.
The Duchess is due to give birth to her first child in July and recently made her final public appearance where she joined thousands of well-wishers to celebrate the Queen’s birthday last Saturday.