Iconic feminist Germaine Greer has launched a scathing attack against the royal family, taking particular aim at Kate Middleton.
The outspoken commentator said the Duchess of Cambridge is under too much pressure to have children, her weight is too low and she's seen as 'just a womb' to carry royal heirs.
In the same breath, Greer praised Kate as being a 'great deal more intelligent' than the rest of the royal family, but claims she cannot pursue more knowledgeable pastimes in order to maintain a certain image approved by the Palace.
Similar to her initial essay on Kate's first pregnancy in 2012, she said that her hyperemesis gravidarum condition should be reason enough to delay another pregnancy.
"The girl is too thin," she told Newsweek. "She is vomiting her guts up and shouldn't have been made to go through all this again so soon."
"It's not so much that she has to be a womb, but she has to be a mother. I would hope after this one she says, 'That's it. No more.'
The royal couple, who wed to much fanfare in 2011, met while studying at St Andrew's University, where Kate received an honours degree in Art History.
"Kate is a great deal more intelligent than the rest of the royals," the 73-year-old author added. "Kate is not allowed to have an interest in modern culture, even in art - to collect, to attend openings. She is made to appear absolutely anodyne."
"She cannot do or say anything spontaneous. She has learned what she has to do and say and how to do and say it in the approved way. Spontaneity will get her in trouble," Greer concluded.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her second child, will not travel to Malta this weekend for her first official solo overseas visit because she "continues to suffer from the effects of Hyperemesis Gravidarum", Kensington Palace said.