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New Idea

New Idea 03 February 2020

New Idea has been Australia's most loved weekly magazine for women for more than 110 years, reaching over 2 million readers each week. Every issue of New Idea is full of fascinating features, the latest celebrity news, practical and delicious recipes and interesting real-life stories, as well as up-to-the-minute fashion, health and beauty advice. Now you can have this iconic Aussie magazine delivered straight to your mobile device in digital form – whenever you want it and wherever you are.

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3 min.
mary & fred’s big secret

Crown Princess Mary and her husband Prince Frederik have sparked outrage after it was revealed the royal couple have secretly owned a Swiss ski lodge for 10 years. The Danish couple are facing the ire of their nation after Frederik announced Mary and the kids will spend 12 weeks at a villa in Verbier, Switzerland. The prince revealed he and Mary have owned the property for a decade and even rent it out when they aren’t using it. The Danish royal family live on a public allowance, which can only be spent on foreign assets with the approval of parliament. Member of parliament Mai Villadsen told Danish press: “I was very surprised when I found out that the family does not just have such a house, they have had such a house…

3 min.
brad & jen tell-all: ‘we’re living our best lives!’

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were in the mood to celebrate at last week’s SAG Awards – and they wanted the whole world to witness their joy! Incredible backstage images captured the intimate moment when the former married couple excitedly greeted each other before Brad appeared to take Jen’s hand and give her a lingering hand squeeze. Body language expert Dr Louise Mahler noted that this brief but personal moment was highly telling. “Jen’s emotion buckles beneath her body. It is genuine and deep,” explains Dr Mahler. “Look how he smiles and she cries. She cries for all he has been through and he smiles at delight for his win and what he has achieved. “And look how he gently grabs her as she moves away. It is like the touch of a surgeon. There…

3 min.
kate & wills take charge

Heavy is the head that wears the crown – and future leaders Prince William and Duchess Catherine are said to be feeling the burden of royal responsibility. Following the recent shock decision that saw Harry and Meghan opting to step back as royals for a life of freedom in Canada, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge now appear to have the weight of the world on their shoulders. Royals expert Phil Dampier remarks that the parents of three will be expected to take on more royal responsibility than ever before. “There’s now a lot of burden on them,” remarks Phil. “With the Queen nearly 94, Anne is 70 this year and Charles and Camilla also in their 70s, there’s so much now resting on them.” This increased level of responsibility appeared to commence immediately, with…

2 min.
meghan’s friend spills all

As more information comes to light about Meghan Markle’s secret plan to make it big time in Hollywood following the Sussexes’ split from the royal family, her former pal Lizzie Cundy has revealed what really caused the duchess to have a falling out with Kate Middleton. Chatting to New Idea, the English TV personality says the Duchess of Cambridge became increasingly frustrated with Meghan’s attitude towards her privileged position and feels she ruined her relationship with her brother-in-law, Harry. “Kate wasn’t too amused by the way Meghan was behaving,” Lizzie explains. “You never see Kate whingeing and moaning and she’s had a fair bit of bad press herself, but you don’t see Kate going on TV. Kate does it the right way. Meghan should have taken a leaf out of Kate’s…

2 min.
harry’s rock, chelsy

While Meghan Markle spent her days taking her son Archie and her two dogs for walks in the woods in Canada following the Sussexes’ split from the royal family, it seems Prince Harry was being comforted in the UK by another woman – his ex Chelsy Davy. Before the prince returned to Canada last week to be with his wife and son, it appears that Harry met with his former flame Chelsy, in London. The Zimbabwean jewellery designer was spotted arriving at Heathrow airport to be by Harry’s side just days after he and his wife announced their plans to step back as senior members of the royal family. Chelsy was dressed casually as she arrived in London sporting a black jumper and blue scarf while she pushed a number of suitcases through…

1 min.
sophie wessex the new meghan?

Now that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have stepped aside from the royal family, it’s rumoured that the Queen’s third son, Edward, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, could take over their duties, meaning Sophie would become the next Meghan. Sophie has always been regarded as one of the Queen’s favourites and now that her children are a bit older, she is in the perfect position to take on a more prominent role in the royal spotlight and take on some of Meghan’s duties. What’s more, Sophie “doesn’t shy away from a challenge”, claims British royals expert Lydia Starbuck. “Whether it’s cycling her way through Scotland and England in support of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (another cause to which she is deeply committed) or travelling around the UK to…