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New Zealand Woman’s Weekly

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly 2002

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly is the country’s most read woman’s magazine. A true publishing icon, the Weekly shares stories of real New Zealand women as well as in-depth royal news and celebrity features from abroad. The magazine also inspires with relevant and aspirational content covering all things food, style, home and entertaining.

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New Zealand
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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In this issue

1 min.
a near festive fiasco!

After what the Queen (93) called a “bumpy” 2019, the royal family ended their year on a high – with Prince Philip discharged from hospital and on the mend from a mystery illness the perfect present. The 98-year-old was admitted to hospital for treatment of a “pre-existing condition”, a royal spokesperson confirmed. And, despite a period of uncertainty, the Duke of Edinburgh spent Christmas Day at Sandringham – with Prince Charles (71) confirming to well-wishers days later that his dad was feeling “much better”. Meanwhile, at the grand ages of six and four, Prince George and Princess Charlotte did their part to boost monarchists’ spirits, charming crowds that gathered near the royals’ annual Christmas Day church service. Charlotte especially stole the show, graciously accepting flowers, waving to people and even following her…

1 min.
from the editor

For years he was one of the most beloved faces on TV , bringing us the weather on TV1 and hosting New Zealand’s Got Talent with his unique brand of humour and charm. Here at the Weekly, we’ve been lucky enough to shar e in some of the biggest moments of Tamati Coffey’s life. He first introduced NZ to his partner Tim through our pages, has written many columns for us, and we wer e there when he married Tim in a civil union ceremony in 2011 (our deputy editor Kelly has hilarious stories about using giant umbr ellas to try to keep prying paparazzi from peering into the entrance of the ceremony, whilst simultaneously stopping Tamati and T im’s two tiny dogs, clad in pink feather boas, fr om escaping…

1 min.
heirs & graces

You’d think that if you were royal, you could pretty much do as you please, but it turns out there’s a strict set of protocols one must adhere to – and that includes what you can and can’t say! TEA When referring to one’s main meal of the evening, one must never refer to it as “tea”. In royal circles, a meal served between 5pm and 7pm for the upper classes is dubbed “supper”, thanks to the working-class connotations of “tea”. But if you’re referencing the beverage, “tea” is absolutely fine! TOILET It’s perhaps an obvious one, but “toilet” is considered a very vulgar word indeed! Next time you need the bathroom in Buckingham Palace, ask for the lavatory. Even “loo” will do! MUM AND DAD We’re not sure why, but the royal family never refer…

7 min.
tāmati & tim our modern family

‘Everything we’ve been through... who cares? We’ve got this little bundle of joy looking back at us’ When the Weekly walks into the cosy home of weatherman-turned-MP Tamati Coffey and his husband Tim Smith, it’s immediately clear just who’s running the show. At six months old, wee Tutanekai Smith-Coffey already has his dads – and some of the nation’s top politicians – wrapped around his little finger. Sitting in his beloved Jolly Jumper as he intently gazes at all of these new people in his house, Tutanekai is happy as Larry as his fathers chat to us – and it’s very obvious this little man is the centre of their world. As he shows off an adorable video of his son bouncing around in his jumper to Destiny’s Child, Tamati tells of the pair’s…

3 min.
princess anne a jewel in the crown

Anne, Princess Royal may be turning 70 this year, but the chances of her mellowing with age are slim. Frequently described as formidable and no-nonsense, the Queen’s only daughter has a reputation for being feisty. But it isn’t putting people off – in fact, she’s gaining in popularity among the public and it appears the depiction of her in Netflix TV series The Crown is largely responsible. Played by actress Erin Doherty, the Anne seen on the show is tough and determined, which is completely accurate, say royal insiders. “The Crown has very much raised her profile, particularly among younger people who don’t know that much about her, and they are tending to warm to her,” says one source. “She’s a breath of fresh air in the show, and that is very much…

1 min.
fact and fiction

Leaving out the Princess Anne kidnapping incident is not the only thing makers of The Crown’s third season have been criticised for. Other blunders they’ve made include the following untrue or overdramatised events: • The Queen kissing former UK prime minister Winston Churchill on his deathbed – she didn’t do it • Prince Philip attending the mass funeral of children killed in the Aberfan colliery disaster – he visited the town but didn’t go to the funeral • Hints of an improper relationship between the Queen and her racing manager Lord Porchester – there is no suggestion they were ever involved • The Duke of Windsor being told he had terminal throat cancer – he was never told of his diagnosis • The Duchess of Windsor holding the duke’s hand as he died – she…