Duchess of Cambridge
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Mantel comments overshadow Duchess of Cambridge visit

The award-winning author Hilary Mantel has provoked controversy after comparing the Duchess of Cambridge to a "shop-window mannequin with no personality of her own".

The comments overshadowed Catherine's visit to an addiction centre to meet women recovering from alcohol and drug dependency.

Nicholas Witchell reports.

  • 19 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK
Go to next video: Williams: 'Mantel has a point'