Keira Knightley defends her comments about the Duchess of Cambridge

Keira Knightley. (Photo: AP)
Keira Knightley. (Photo: AP)

Cape Town – Keira Knightley is defending her comments about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s appearance after giving birth to Princess Charlotte.

In Scarlett Curtis' new book Feminists Don't Wear Pink and other lies the Pride & Prejudice actress penned a letter to her and husband, James Righton's, 3-year-old daughter Edie in which she criticises Catherine’s seemingly perfect appearance hours after giving birth.

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Keira responded to the backlash of her comments at the premiere of her latest movie, Collette, at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival on Thursday.

According to E! News, Keira said via Press Association: “I think it's very interesting that certain parts of the media have, I don't want to say purposefully, but let's just say misrepresented my meaning and exactly what I said.

“So, I would suggest to those people in the media that they re-read the entirety of the essay and not just take one bit out of it because the comments that I made are completely about our culture that silences women's truths and forces us all to hide and I absolutely did not shame anybody in any way, in fact quite the opposite.”

Keira then advertised the book, saying that all proceeds will go towards “Girl Up which is a phenomenal UN foundation which gives money to organisations that are supporting girls' education, girls' safety and girls' leadership in developing countries.”

Keira’s letter is just one of 54 essays that make up Scarlett’s book “on what feminism means to them & our attempt to bridge the gap between the feminist hashtag & the scholarly text.”