Booker winner Hillary Mantel slammed for calling Kate Middleton 'plastic princess designed to breed'
Associated Press : Wed Feb 20 2013, 18:10 hrs
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Of the U.K.'s royal family, Mantel said: "However airy the enclosure they inhabit, it's still a cage."
Mantel ended her speech — ironically, given the media furor now — with a plea for us all "to back off and not be brutes."