Mantel says Prince Charles enjoying 'Wolf Hall' TV series

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Posted: Feb 06, 2015 10:01 AM
Mantel says Prince Charles enjoying 'Wolf Hall' TV series

LONDON (AP) — "Wolf Hall" author Hilary Mantel has been honored by Prince Charles, who said he was enjoying the TV adaptation of her saga of royal intrigue and treachery.

Mantel was made a dame — the female equivalent of a knight — at a Buckingham Palace ceremony Friday.

The writer said she and the prince "talked about the television series of 'Wolf Hall,' which he's enjoying very much."

The BBC series is adapted from Mantel's award-winning novels about King Henry VIII's adviser Thomas Cromwell.

A new biography of Charles by journalist Catherine Mayer claims a former employee nicknamed his household Wolf Hall because of its atmosphere of scheming.

Asked about similarities between the modern royal household and the Tudor court, Mantel said: "I think there may be an element of exaggeration there."