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New Idea Issue 12, 2021

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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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Throughout my years at New Idea, I’ve reported on many of the major royal events. There’s been several extravagant weddings, the excitement of royal baby arrivals and definitely the odd scandal or two! But none of that compares to the whirlwind of the past week. It started with the shock claims made by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in their Oprah Winfrey sit-down and ended with the royals in crisis – and all while Prince Philip remains hospitalised. On pages 8 to 16 we’ve covered the major angles and provided expert analysis. These events have shown that nothing can go back to the way it was now. I’m calling it: this is the dawn of a new royal era!…

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mary’s shock injury!

That’s got to hurt! Crown Princess Mary of Denmark shocked onlookers when she was seen sporting a large bruise underneath her right eye on February 27. Known for her love of horseriding, the mother-of-four didn’t seem fazed by the injury as she took a break from royal duties to enjoy a ride out in the sun with her two daughters, Princess Isabella, 13, and Princess Josephine, 10. The two girls appeared to be enjoying themselves as they trotted around the arena on their own horses and took instruction from their trainers. Looking on the fun was Mary’s husband, Prince Frederik, 52, who stood and observed his wife and children alongside the family dog, Grace, and two pals. At press time, it is unknown how the injury occurred. However, the shiner was not visible during…

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brad & sandra first pics on set!

Two of Tinseltown’s biggest superstars, Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt, are officially ready for action! The duo were snapped earlier this month in LA on the set of their hotly anticipated action-thriller, Bullet Train. Brad, 57 – who’s playing an assassin called Ladybug – looked a little worse for wear as he sported a torn shirt covered in what appeared to be ash and blood. Meanwhile, Sandra, 56, looked far from her usual glam self as a fiery-wreckage scene blazed behind the stars. Bullet Train, rumoured to also star Lady Gaga and The Act’s Joey King, is an adaptation of the Japanese book Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka and follows a group of assassins with conflicting motives on a train in Tokyo, Japan. The film will mark the Oscar winners’ first on-screen project together…

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kate fights back!

It was the shocking tell-all that shook Buckingham Palace down to its 318-year-old foundations, blowing Princess Diana’s infamous 1995 Panorama confessional out of the water. And less than 24 hours after the world watched Meghan Markle and Prince Harry level explosive accusations of racism and neglect against the House of Windsor during their TV sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, one of their main targets, the Duchess of Cambridge, was seen looking stone-cold furious as she ran errands in London. The palace took the traditional route of issuing a brief statement professing their sadness and concern at Meghan and Harry’s claims – though it included a stinging jibe that “some recollections may vary”. The statement ended with the declaration that the family would investigate the issues privately. But New Idea can exclusively reveal via Kensington Palace…

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body language expert tells all

Meghan and Harry’s controversial Oprah interview was filled with numerous bombshell allegations about the royal family. But the couple’s mannerisms tell a far more intriguing tale. Speaking to New Idea, body language expert, Adrianne Carter, says it’s very clear that, despite coming across as a “genuine husband and father that has been hurt by his family, Harry’s behaviour indicated that he was feeling discomfort and stress” during the sit-down. As for Meghan, UK-based Carter believes Meghan succeeded in presenting herself as “a woman unfairly treated”. But at the same time, there were portions when “the actress took over”. Here, Carter shares more of her findings from the interview...…

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true or false?

ARCHIE WAS DENIED A PRINCE TITLE AT BIRTH But not due to his ethnicity! Following royal convention, prince and princess titles apply only to children and grandchildren of the monarch, and those in direct line of succession. If and when Charles ascends the throne, Archie will be entitled to become a prince. THE SECRET WEDDING Meghan says she and Harry were married three days before their wedding in a private ceremony with only the Archbishop of Canterbury present. However, it wasn’t legally binding and merely a personal and private exchange of vows. MEGHAN HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE ROYALS Meghan claimed to have limited knowledge of the royals. But her own blog, The Tig, contradicts this, with Meghan posting about Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding, describing the “pomp and circumstance” of the occasion…