Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in Ottawa, Canada, July 2011. (Photo: REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

Award-winning British author Hilary Mantel has caused a firestorm in Britain with comments she made about Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. Mantel compared the Duchess to a 'shop-window mannequin'. The World's Alex Gallafent reports on the context in which Mantel's words were framed: a critique of hereditary monarchy.

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