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Old 05-07-2005, 09:41 PM
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What i hate about being in the states is that we don't get all the good magazine or at least the store dont self them. :(
I have a subscription to Majesty. I used to go to Barnes & Noble every week & buy Hello! but it got to be slightly expensive- its like $5 US Dollars. I now read it online at http://www.hellomagazine.com/ & if there is an issue that I really want I'll go & buy it. Sometimes I'll go & buy Royalty if I see it in a store, but its very hard to find sometimes. It also seems to be a few issues behind....but that could be because the store might not always order it....the same also goes for Majesty sometimes. I had problems finding it before I got a subscription to it.
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Old 05-08-2005, 12:59 AM
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im not usually to read Hola because its hard understand reading for me when im visit England in Nov.2002 i saw Crown Princess of Sweden on cover but i dont buy of Hola magazine when i got newspaper for reading but i like to read include Mirror newspaper and Sun newspaper mostly my favourite to read it!

anyway! I been kept my bills makes me suspense kills because i dont have jobs yets but i told my mom million times and she told me i would get job soon! i would paid my renewals soon! i must to paid everythings! i kept my bills in my address books they dont lost it!

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Old 05-08-2005, 01:47 AM
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Is Point de Vue only about royalty or does it include other things?
Thanks!
P de V tries to cover a few bases. It is largely a glossy royal magazine, but includes history, design, fashion, cooking, puzzles, "culture", etc.

It will do big spreads on non-Royal topics, eg the death of the Pope the election of the new Pope, the Kennedys (don't know why), and will put a Royal slant on things such as the Olympics, the Tsunami etc.

P de V comes into its own with its great pictures and coverage of royal and aristocratic weddings and events. It will have "specials" on Royal jewels (their jewellery writer is Vincent Meylan, who wrote the excellent "Queens Jewels"), castles and palaces (not always Royal or aristocratic), and gardens (eg last week featured Stourhead in glorious double-page photos).

The "social pages" are largely UK/France/Belgium, and there is less emphasis these days on the German side of things, which is a shame. But they can come up trumps in surprising ways, eg last year P de V had 6 pages of photos taken at the "private" 50th birthday celebrations of Archduchess Carl Christian of Austria, nee Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg, which comprised a who's-who of the Luxembourg and Habsburg extended families.

I've been getting P de V here in Sydney every week for many years, and although expensive (it's air-freighted in), it is an excellent magazine to keep up to date with births/deaths/marriages/anniversaries/special events. Oh, and the editors are well aware that their readers are very fond of tiaras!

Highly recommended.
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Old 05-08-2005, 02:21 AM
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Oh, and the editors are well aware that their readers are very fond of tiaras!
To wear or to look at???
I'm sure you look very fetching in a tiara Warren! :p :p :p
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Old 05-08-2005, 07:53 AM
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I buy Point de Vue and Hola!! But I think that Royals is a very magazine too!
Lecturas magazine (Spanish one) is good too and it talks more about gossips than Hola. Hola and Point de Vue are very formal and politically correct magazines.
Well, Point de Vue does a good deal of gossiping, in my opinion. For example, they had said Mary would give birth to her first baby in spring 2005 (http://www.pointdevue.fr/contenu/fr/default.php?rb=1) and that it was official, and that Letizia was depressed (http://www.pointdevue.fr/contenu/fr/default.php?rb=1).
But that doesn't stop me from buying it
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Old 05-08-2005, 08:49 AM
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re the kennedys, rough guess: perhaps because they are catholic
My guess why they were included is that some people refer to the Kennedy's as the closet thing the US has to a royal family.
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Old 05-08-2005, 09:41 AM
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To wear or to look at???
I'm sure you look very fetching in a tiara Warren! :p :p :p
Both, Wymanda.

I have a lovely cardboard cut-out one with big pretend diamonds and sapphires, but I don't wear it round the house anymore because it's become a bit frayed around the edges. And that's not a good look, is it?

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Old 05-10-2005, 08:39 PM
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Well, if it's frayed, you're best off keeping it for wearing around the house. Then you just have to remember to change it for your best tiara when you go shopping, and that ought to do the trick.

I have a subscription to Majesty because the copies at the local bookstore were getting very sporadic. I've occasionally bought copies of Point de Vue at eBay, but it's too long since I did French at school and I find the text rather challenging these days.

Royalty always annoyed me because photos and their descriptions seemed to be in the wrong place with respect to each other, so I'd be looking at a photo of some bald guy looking gloomy and reading "Princess Diana accepts a bouquet of roses from a six-year-old admirer" and have to go searching for the parts I'd missed. Plus, when I was reading it more regularly, it seemed to be riddled with typos and other mistakes, including getting facts wrong more often than a good magazine ought to, so I figured that sticking with just Majesty would be best.
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:05 PM
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Royalty always annoyed me because photos and their descriptions seemed to be in the wrong place with respect to each other, so I'd be looking at a photo of some bald guy looking gloomy and reading "Princess Diana accepts a bouquet of roses from a six-year-old admirer" and have to go searching for the parts I'd missed. Plus, when I was reading it more regularly, it seemed to be riddled with typos and other mistakes, including getting facts wrong more often than a good magazine ought to, so I figured that sticking with just Majesty would be best.
I feel the same way. I thought I was the only one.
It also seems to have become or it was basically a magazine only about Diana (thats only my opinion & what it seemed to be). I mean I know people still love Diana & they still want to read about her, plus having a picture or her name on the cover does sell papers/magazines. Just my opinion.
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Old 05-14-2005, 07:24 PM
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Thank you Warren for your lovely and informative reply!

I also live in Sydney and was wondering where you get Point de Vue and how much it is? It seems like a wonderful magazine.

Thank you again!
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Old 05-14-2005, 09:58 PM
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I feel the same way. I thought I was the only one.
It also seems to have become or it was basically a magazine only about Diana (thats only my opinion & what it seemed to be). I mean I know people still love Diana & they still want to read about her, plus having a picture or her name on the cover does sell papers/magazines. Just my opinion.
I agree Lady J! I only read Royalty when I go to one of the librarys that I am a member of. Considering it costs about $15 here in Australia &, as has been said, there are heaps of typos' and things don't match, it isn't worth the money. I think we get better than average coverage by reading Majesty & Hello!
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:33 PM
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I get both Hello and Royalty magazines. I find they give great coverage of all the royal families and the pictures are very good.

for those who can read french, I find Point De Vue isn't too bad too!
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:41 AM
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I buy Point de Vue and Hola!! But I think that Royals is a very magazine too!
Lecturas magazine (Spanish one) is good too and it talks more about gossips than Hola. Hola and Point de Vue are very formal and politically correct magazines.
Point de Vue and Hola have the best overall coverage of the 'major' royalty magazines. The former covers all the royal houses and is published weekly (it has fashion, gossip, recipes, society pages, and a historical feature in each issue). They are also the best at covering major royal events, interviews, etc. At about $4, it is quite reasonably priced, and available at most major magazine stores (in the French section).

Royalty magazine is always too far behind with the news, too basic, and too riddled with errors, IMO. Majesty is okay, but it has very little coverage of royals other than the BRF. Since it is a monthly, it too is not 'current' with the news.

Then there are the specialized royalty journals that come out on a monthly, bi-monthly basis, etc., such as European Royal History Journal (do a google and you will find their webpage), Atlantis (which specializes in the Romanovs, and is published by Greg King and Penny Wilson), and Royalty Digest.

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Old 06-24-2005, 04:51 AM
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"Royalty Digest" - no more.

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Then there are the specialised Royalty journals such as "Royalty Digest".
Unfortunately "Royalty Digest" ceased publication with its current issue (June).
There are unspecified plans for an annual edition, but nothing definite. However, all back issues are available.

This has been an excellent magazine and will be sadly missed.
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Old 06-24-2005, 05:05 AM
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Thank you Warren for your lovely and informative reply! I also live in Sydney and was wondering where you get Point de Vue and how much it is? It seems like a wonderful magazine.Thank you again!
Jane Catherine
P de V costs $8.75 so it's not cheap. But it's air-freighted from France, so is quite up to date.

Places I can find it:
The Town Hall station newsagency (opposite the ticket office),
The newsagency at the intersection of QVB/Galleries Victoria underground (Town Hall station),
Angus & Robertson, Pitt St Mall,
Borders, Pitt St Mall,
Wynyard Station newsagent (the big one near the ticket barrier),
Kings Cross Newsagency on Darlinghurst Rd near the entrance to the station,
Borders in Westfield, Bondi Junction.

There are probably others, but these ones I know for sure.
It is generally on the shelves late Monday afternoon, otherwise Tuesday.

Have a look at it and see what you think.
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Old 06-24-2005, 06:45 AM
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Thank you once again!

I shall go hunting :)

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Old 06-24-2005, 09:14 AM
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What is your opinion on Royalty magazine having picutres and articles on movie stars in them. The past couple of issues have had pictures and articles about them in the magazine.
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I get both Hello and Royalty magazines. I find they give great coverage of all the royal families and the pictures are very good.

for those who can read french, I find Point De Vue isn't too bad too!
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Unfortunately "Royalty Digest" ceased publication with its current issue (June).
There are unspecified plans for an annual edition, but nothing definite. However, all back issues are available.

This has been an excellent magazine and will be sadly missed.
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That's too bad. I heard that it would be going under because of the work/subsidising involved, however, I didn't realize that it would be so soon!

I forgot to mention that there are some really good glossy Dutch and Belgian royalty magazines that one can find at their local magazine store from time-to-time. Royals is the title of one of them.

I used to enjoy Princier Magazine, which was more like a coffee table book, but that too seized operation a couple of years ago.
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I buy Hello! every week, and Hola! almost every week (whenever I can...which I try to get everyweek, doesn't always work). I have bought Royalty magazine, and I'll admit I'm not a huge fan of it (not as current as Hello! and it seems to be so thin for the high price of it here- $7.49!), I prefer Hello! and Hola!, they're much more current, and easier to find here.
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I used to buy Royalty and Majesty, but the quality of the articles just got bad. And when on this forum you really don't need the subscription.
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