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New Zealand Woman’s Weekly

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Issue 18, 2021

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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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in this issue

1 min.
a fond farewell

Prince Philip always said he wanted no fuss, so he planned his funeral himself. And it turned out to be a fitting farewell to a man who had dedicated most of his life to duty and to his wife. His coffin was carried to St George’s Chapel, Windsor, on the back of a customised Land Rover that Philip, who died on April 9 aged 99, designed himself. A procession of senior royals followed, with his eldest son Prince Charles openly crying as he followed his father on his last journey. The Queen cut a lonely figure as she waited in the chapel to be joined by her family. According to a royal insider, she carried in her handbag one of Philip’s trademark handkerchiefs and a photo of them together in Malta. A…

2 min.
from the editor

It was a fond farewell as the Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest in the way he would have wanted last week. As people fr om around the world passed on their condolences, the royal family was united in grief. But there was also a glimmer of hope with the beginning of a reconciliation between William and Harry. It was heartwarming to see Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge seemingly effortlessly bring the brothers together . Read all about Kate’s strength and elegance, and how she is making such a difference to the royal family on page 6. And this week, we celebrate mums ahead of Mother’s Day on May 9. We feature a delicious party with food and drink to really spoil her on page 38 and if you’re short of…

3 min.
the peacemaker how kate’s saving the monarchy

‘She showed herself to be a beacon of light in the darkest of hours’ It was subtle but incredibly significant – a thoughtful gesture by a woman who has proved by her gentle and generous actions that one day she is going to make a wonderful Queen consort. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, helped to break the ice between her husband Prince William and his brother Prince Harry, who have been feuding for several years, in the moments after the funeral for their grandfather Prince Philip. “She showed herself to be a beacon of light in the darkest of hours,” says royal writer Sarah Vine. As the small group of royal mourners left St George’s Chapel, Windsor, after the service, Kate, 39, turned to her brother-in-law Harry and started talking to him. They were then…

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troubled trio

Prince Charles is desperate to fix the rift with his son Harry, but William is still hesitant, say palace insiders. The feuding brothers started “baby steps” towards reconciliation after Philip’s funeral, following on from Kate’s efforts outside the chapel, and were joined by their father for a chat in the grounds of Windsor Castle. According to one insider, they then held further talks at Frogmore Cottage, Harry’s home on the Windsor estate. Kate joined them for the meeting, with Harry apparently wanting it to be held on his “home turf” as he felt outnumbered. Communications with his father and brother had broken down to such an extent that Harry had to resort to writing a “deeply personal” letter to his dad before returning to Britain. Neither Charles, 72, nor William wanted a one-on-one…

1 min.
making her markle!

Kate’s sister-in-law Meghan, Duchess of Sussex was unable to attend Philip’s funeral after being advised by her doctor not to fly to the UK due to her pregnancy. But she “did her bit” by sending a handwritten card along with a wreath, according to her friend, journalist Omid Scobie. Omid, who co-wrote the book Finding Freedom about Meghan and her husband Prince Harry, says the wreath was handmade for the Duke of Edinburgh by the florist they used for Archie’s christening at Windsor Castle and the evening reception for their wedding. Omid says Meghan is also grieving as she “grew very close to the Queen and Prince Philip over the recent years. It was probably her strongest relationship within the family and those relations then get smaller this week. This is also…

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precious pearls

The jewellery Kate wore to Prince Philip’s funeral was not only stunning, but significant. Loaned to her by the Queen, it paid homage to Her Majesty and Philip, and to Kate’s late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. The four-strand pearl and diamond choker was given to the Queen by the Japanese government in the 1970s. Her Majesty has often worn it herself, and lent it to Diana for one of her first royal engagements in 1982. Kate previously wore it to the Queen and Philip’s 70th anniversary celebration in 2017. The diamond and pearl drop earrings were given to Her Majesty by the ruler of Bahrain for her wedding to Philip in 1947.…