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New Idea Issue 17, 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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Though we may not have known him personally, the death of Prince Philip has led to an overall sense of losing someone we all knew and loved. Royal titles aside, behind palace walls the duke was a family man. A devoted husband, a dedicated father, a supportive grandfather and the sweetest great-grandpa. He was the “rock” of the royal family, the glue that kept everyone together (and on their toes). Now, as we reflect on and celebrate his storied life with our special tribute edition of New Idea, we also shed a tear for Her Majesty the Queen, his darling Lilibet, who has lost her faithful consort who remained by her side for more than 70 years. Farewell, Sir. You will be greatly missed.…

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a monarchy in mourning ‘his death was so gentle’

Prince Philip, wartime naval hero and the Queen’s “beloved” husband for 73 years, died at the age of 99 – just two months shy of his 100th birthday. The longest-serving and oldest royal consort in British and Commonwealth history passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle on April 9. His daughter-in-law, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, revealed: “It was right for him. It was so gentle. It was just like somebody took him by the hand and off he went.” After dedicating his life to being by the Queen’s side, it was fitting then that Her Majesty was at the Duke of Edinburgh’s bedside during his final moments. “The Queen paid tribute to her husband saying he was her ‘strength and stay’ and that’s absolutely right,” explains royal author, Andrew Lownie. “She is a strong woman…

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kate calls truce on brothers’ feud!

Duchess Catherine isn’t one for a public war of words, and has almost entirely stayed out of the battle between her husband and brother-in-law – even when she was publicly name-checked by Meghan in that Oprah interview! But New Idea understands Kate was certainly not going to let an opportunity like having Harry at home without Meghan go begging, and used the time to bring the brothers back to speaking terms after more than a year of silent treatment. “Kate doesn’t say much, but she has a quiet, calm way about her that makes people listen, and she turned that skill on both Harry and William while the family was gathered at Windsor to farewell Prince Philip,” says a source. Kate, 39, reportedly helped Wills and Harry collaborate on their separate tributes to…

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philip’s special bond with kate and diana

Prince Philip understood the difficulties of marrying into the royal family, and as such, he formed a very close bond with both the late Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge. When Prince William hinted in his statement that his grandfather had taken Kate – Wills’ future consort – under his wing, it was putting it mildly. According to the late duke’s biographer, Gyles Brandreth, he knew the unassuming commoner who had won his grandson’s heart was perfect for the role. “He told me he was ‘relieved to find her such a level-headed girl,’” Brandreth recalls. Philip and Kate could often be found giggling together at royal engagements. It’s believed Philip was impressed by the way Kate, who actually completed her Duke of Edinburgh Award years before she met William, subscribed to the…

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harry begs the queen ‘please forgive me!’

Rushing back to England to attend his grandfather’s funeral, Prince Harry was granted a private audience with his grieving grandmother, the Queen, to apologise for his shocking behaviour these past few months, New Idea can exclusively reveal. In March, Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, attacked the royal family during an explosive TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. At the time, 99-year-old Prince Philip languished in hospital suffering from heart problems and an infection. Sources say the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “barely gave a second thought” to the fact the explosive tell-all aired while Philip was ill. However, the reality of their actions quickly sunk in when Harry returned home last week. He at first found himself largely ostracised from his nearest kin, who all made a show of sharing social media posts…

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meghan pining for harry in la

Prince Harry was charged with representing the Sussexes at the funeral, with heavily pregnant Meghan advised against flying by her doctors. While some reports suggest the Duchess of Sussex was happy to bow out “to avoid hogging attention”, our sources say she was waiting on tenterhooks for her husband to return. “She wasn’t thrilled about Harry being surrounded by his family again without her,” says a source. “Meghan doesn’t trust the family wouldn’t draw him back into their toxic institution while she wasn’t there to help him, plus she was super concerned about him walking behind Philip’s casket bringing back the trauma of him having to trail his own mother’s procession as a boy. To say she was anxious to have Harry home in California is a massive understatement.”…