The Australian Women's Weekly October 2021

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in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

It is often said that necessity is the mother of invention, and I have seen that play out in all manner of ways over the past few months. My builder husband has discovered hidden talents as a hairdresser, giving my daughter Ellery an edgy bob that would make Anna Wintour proud. The Weekly’s Deputy Editor Tiffany has relocated to the mountains and developed a gardening addiction no one saw coming. Style Director Mattie has repurposed her bedroom into an impromptu fashion showroom and enlisted the cutest intern ever in two-year-old son Archer. Health and Beauty Editor Brooke has traded her love of infrared saunas for a DIY meditation that involves sliding fully clothed into a heated sleeping bag and floating calmly away from all thoughts of home schooling and deadlines.…

1 min
open line

“Those that try to pull you down are already beneath you.” - ANON The Kate factor Thank you for such an insightful and objective article (The Kate factor, AWW, September). Reading about how committed Kate is to being a mother, wife and working member of the Royal Family inspired me to reflect on my own commitments in life, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Kate truly is a rock of stability and support in the Royal Family, and I look forward to reading about her for years to come. A. Wallace, Carrara, Qld Big dreams I love your magazine! My favourite parts are Great Scott! and Royal Insider. I am nine years old and when I grow up I want to be a journalist and would love to work for you. I love The…

1 min
a princely education

Princess Mary and Prince Frederik have said a fond farewell to their firstborn, Prince Christian, 15, as he leaves home to attend a prestigious boarding school. The second in line to the Danish throne was previously attending school in Switzerland but was brought home when the pandemic started. Golden glory Wheelchair racer Madison de Rozario claimed her first Paralympic gold medal, and cyclist Paige Greco smashed her record in the C3 3000m individual pursuit. AAP. ALAMY STOCK PHOTO. AUSTRALSCOPE. THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE.GETTY IMAGES. INSTAGRAM. KELD NAVNTOFT, KONGEHUSET. NETFLIX.SAN DIEGO ZOO. SEA LIFE MELBOURNE AQUARIUM WILDLIFE ALLIANCE…

1 min
return of the crown

The world has had its first glimpse of the new Diana as statuesque Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki steps into the role of The People’s Princess for season 5 of The Crown. Elizabeth will play Diana opposite Dominic West as Prince Charles through the early 1990s. When she was cast, The Great Gatsby actress said, “Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live on in the hearts of so many”. Filming of the latest series began in the UK last month. Julia Morris gives her hilarious hacks for life in Julia Morris Makes It Easy (HarperCollins), The best advice I ever received was … if you want to lose weight, shut your mouth. My go-to hack is … Piers Morgan. One of the biggest in the business. The best perk of being a celebrity…

1 min
around the world

SOUTH AFRICA Diamond rush Rumours of a farmer finding diamonds prompted thousands of South Africans to descend upon the sleepy village of KwaHlathi hoping to get lucky. AFGHANISTAN Baby on board An Afghan baby girl was born aboard a US military jet as her family was evacuated from Afghanistan. She was safely delivered and has been named ‘Reach’ after the plane’s call sign – Reach 828. Denmark A 21-metre sandcastle now resides in Blokhus, North Jutland, crafted by Dutch artist Wilfred Stijger. The half pyramid/half castle will stand in the seaside town for six months. New Zealand Call of the Kiwi Kiwi populations are on the rise after the annual Kiwi Call Count returned great results. The count involved people going to sites to listen for kiwi cries, and this year 50 per cent of sites silent in 2016…

1 min
berlei reaches out

Filming for Berlei’s campaign with the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) and ambassadors including Stuart Diver and Elder Aunty Pam was originally scheduled for May 28, then July 2 and July 29. As COVID wreaked havoc, the team got creative. Nearly every member of the creative team have had their lives touched by breast cancer, so they did a remote shoot about supporting women at home.…