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Hilary Mantel has called the Duchess of Cambridge a bland, manufactured, personality free mannequin princess

Hilary Mantel attacks 'bland, plastic, machine-made' Duchess of Cambridge

The double Booker Prize-winner compared princess Kate unfavourably to Anne Boleyn and said she had a 'plastic smile'

The Duchess of Cambridge is currently five months pregnant

Royal Family condemn plans by Italian magazine to publish 'baby bump' bikini photos of Duchess of Cambridge

The Royal Family has criticised an Italian magazine for threatening to publish paparazzi photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge as she walked on a secluded beach in a bikini during a holiday to Mustique earlier this week.

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John Napper's portrait was criticised for being a poor likeness of the young Elizabeth

Duchess of Cambridge portrait divides critics

The Duchess of Cambridge seems to like her first official portrait, which is lucky for the artist, since not all the critics agree.

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Jacintha Saldanha: nurse found hanged after royal hoax call left three notes, inquest hears

She was found hanged in her nurses' quarters by a colleague and a security guard

The official engagement portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton

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The absurdly titled monarchs have attached the name of this great City to themselves because of principles antithetical to the University that made it famous

More bikini shots from Closer: Don't worry about cellulite, lawyer tells French first lady

The 47-year-old French First Lady was secretly pictured earlier this year in a bikini, and is suing for invasion of privacy.

Amol Rajan: The media is a propaganda outlet for Royal Family

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From a balcony: (Clockwise from top left) Kate and William, the Pope, Julian Assange and Claire Danes as Juliet

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The Duchess of Cambridge's gown has a 1,600-word article dedicated to it

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There are more than four million articles in English on Wikipedia, not to mention the entries in 270-odd other languages. In spite of its almost infinite reach, however, the site's conscientious volunteer editors still argue over the inclusion of certain topics.

Prince Harry could be the reason the name hit the number one spot

Harry and Amelia were 2011's most popular baby names - with Fenton rising 215 places after viral video of a runaway dog

One of the fastest risers is Bella, the name of the heroine in the Twilight series of vampire books and films starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, which enters the top 100 at 69.

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Olympians may have been proud to compete in their national colours, but that didn't stop them from adding their own moments of fashionable flair, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Protesters lose royal wedding High Court case

Royal wedding protesters have lost their High Court claim that they were the victims of unlawful searches and arrests.

'Murray Mania' swept Wimbledon as the rain failed to dampen spirits

Historic, special, spectacular. You could speak to anyone at Wimbledon today - from the great and good of British sport and society to the punters sitting on soggy picnic mats on Murray Mount - and hear the same unrestrained excitement.

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