Cam backs ‘var­nished’ Duchcess

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DAVID Cameron has de­fended the Duchess of Cam­bridge, de­scrib­ing com­ments about her by nov­el­ist Hilary Mantel as “com­pletely mis­guided and com­pletely wrong”.

Booker Prize-win­ner Mantel said the Kate ap­peared to be “gloss­var­nished”, “painfully thin” and was se­lected for her role of princess be­cause she posed no risk of show­ing any char­ac­ter.

But, speak­ing in New Delhi dur­ing his visit to In­dia, Mr Cameron said of the au­thor’s com­ments: “I think she writes great books, but I think what she’s said about Kate Mid­dle­ton is com­pletely mis­guided and com­pletely wrong.”

The Prime Min­is­ter said: “What I’ve seen of Princess Kate at pub­lic events, at the Olympics and else­where 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.”

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