Conservative commentator Ann Coulter expressed confusion over the hype on royalty during an “Insider” interview that appeared online Thursday, the day before what would have been Princess Diana’s 50th birthday.
Coulter, author of the new book “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America,” told “The Insider” co-host Kevin Frazier that she was baffled by Newsweek’s latest cover story about the late Princess Diana. (Newsweek photoshops Kate Middleton, late Princess Diana together on magazine cover)
“I find it a little baffling when Americans get so gaga-eyed over a princess,” Coulter told Frazier. “Particularly Lady Di, who was just this anorexic, bulimic narcissist.”
Regardless of her views on Diana, Coulter had fond things to say about Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, also known as Kate Middleton, the lucky lady who tied the knot with Prince William two months ago.
“I think it’s an insult to, what’s her name? Kate Middleton,” Coulter said, adding that Middleton is “head and shoulders classier than Lady Di.”
The media paid special attention to the April nuptials of Catherine and William, who met at the University of St. Andrews. Unlike William and Diana, 29-year-old Catherine did not come from a royal family.
This week, The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown came under fire for writing an article on what Diana probably would have been like had she not been killed in a Paris tunnel crash nearly fourteen years ago.
“[She would still be] great-looking: that’s a given,” Brown wrote. “Fashionwise, Diana would have gone the J.Crew and Galliano route à la Michelle Obama, always knowing how to mix the casual with the glam. There is no doubt she would have kept her chin taut with strategic Botox shots and her bare arms buff from the gym. Remarriage? At least two, I suspect, on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Last month, Coulter released “Demonic” and visited The Daily Caller offices to talk about her new work, which asserts that the Democratic Party relies on mobs and fuels groupthink behavior. (Coulter goes after Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher and Chris Matthews in ‘Demonic’)
Watch: Coulter on “The Insider”