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Aussie Princess 07-23-2005 07:57 PM

Royal magazines in Australia
 
Why does it take so long for these to arrive in Australia? Yesterday, I saw Majesty and Royalty magazines in the newsagency, and they both had huge specials on the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla, so they're obviously pretty old. Why don't they get them in sooner?

Von Schlesian 07-23-2005 08:23 PM

Someone must think because we don't have our Royal family living with us, that we can wait to read what happened. (They must also think we don't have television);) :)

wymanda 07-23-2005 10:03 PM

I got fed up of reading things three months after the fact so I subscribed to Majesty. I don't bother with Royalty unless I read it at the library. They haven't moved on much and are simply a memorial to Diana (obviously aimed at the American market).

sara1981 07-24-2005 12:41 AM

i really wanted read about Princess Diana and collection of her

Sara Boyce

Warren 07-24-2005 01:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Aussie Princess
Why does it take so long for these to arrive in Australia?

Weekly mags like Point de Vue and Hello! are air-freighted in, so we get them pretty quickly. General-interest magazines like Majesty and Royalty don't have to be so current, so they arrive by ship. The only thing I don't understand is why the latter two are so expensive, considering their lower frieght costs.
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Idriel 07-24-2005 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Warren
Weekly mags like Point de Vue and Hello! are air-freighted in.

You have Point de Vue in Australia? Are there much people who can read French down there?

Aussie Princess 07-24-2005 08:47 PM

Phooey on them. I wish they'd speed things up a little!

Danielle 07-24-2005 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Idriel
You have Point de Vue in Australia? Are there much people who can read French down there?

If students study French (like I did), then they should be able to understand French, but even then it's elementary. I'm assuming people whose mother-tongue is French would be able to read it too. :) The rest of the population probably wouldn't, but I guess they have to cater for everyone's language which is why they sell it here.

Warren 07-25-2005 03:06 AM

P de V
 
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Originally Posted by Idriel
You have Point de Vue in Australia? Are there much people who can read French down there?

As long as you can understand enough to get by, P de V is just fine; in any case its main attraction is the photographic coverage of Royal births, deaths, marriages, social events, and of course jewels.
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Von Schlesian 07-25-2005 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Idriel
You have Point de Vue in Australia? Are there much people who can read French down there?

Probably a similar percentage as any other Western non-European country, it's one of Western Civilisations' great languages, as are German and Italian. I'm quite sure that about 60% of Anglo-Australians speak one of those languages, and most non-Australian born Australians speak English in addition to their mother tongue.

French is highly popular as a Language Other Than English (LOTE), in both Government and Independant schools.

A few of my more academic friends prefer Point de Vue, because it's in French, and yet devoted to stories of reigning ang non-reigning Royal Houses, that and the Royal-related words are rather easy to decypher for anyone not fluent in French.

Idriel 07-25-2005 06:42 AM

Thank you all for your answers.
That's good to now, I have one more reason to come down there now.

flcty 04-24-2006 05:53 AM

really, what shop can you get point de vue? :confused: you can also learn german, japanese, italian, indonesian, chinese depending which type of school you go to. i've learnt or have studied those languages it was fun :)

Von Schlesian 05-03-2006 04:05 AM

I know that the foreign language bookshop in Flinders Street stocked Point de vue. If not, simply ask your newsagent where the nearest one would be that sells it.

JessRulz 05-03-2006 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by flctylu
really, what shop can you get point de vue? :confused:

Borders stocks Point de Vue in their extensive magazine collection, I've seen it in there on numerous occassions.

Borders is also where I get Majesty :)

Ritka 05-03-2006 02:15 PM

Oh, wow, I never even go to the magazine section of Borders. Now I have to!

KatieLouise 05-07-2006 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by JessRulz
Borders stocks Point de Vue in their extensive magazine collection, I've seen it in there on numerous occassions.

Borders is also where I get Majesty :)

I've bought Majesty from Borders but I've never seen Point de Vue. Is this from an inner-city Borders? I'm glad to know someone in Melbourne stocks it; we're a bit deprived out in the country! :)

JessRulz 05-07-2006 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by KatieLouise
I've bought Majesty from Borders but I've never seen Point de Vue. Is this from an inner-city Borders? I'm glad to know someone in Melbourne stocks it; we're a bit deprived out in the country! :)

I live in the Melbourian suburbs (I think that's what it's called :confused: ), and the closest Borders to where I live is a Highpoint Shopping Centre. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the CBD by car from where I live, so you can go from that if you know your areas!

KatieLouise 05-07-2006 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by JessRulz
I live in the Melbourian suburbs (I think that's what it's called :confused: ), and the closest Borders to where I live is a Highpoint Shopping Centre. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the CBD by car from where I live, so you can go from that if you know your areas!

Thanks, JessRulz :) I haven't been to that Borders before... I'd be interested to go there, though!

flcty 05-10-2006 03:47 AM

I know this might not be of any help but...Aussie memebers...in this weeks issue of New Idea there is a free mini booklet of Mary and Freds life from when they met, the events before, middle and after there wedding (great pics, there is a pic of mary and her friend that introduced her and fred at the slip in). there are details about the jewellary that mary has inherited and Marys fashion sense, before and after her pregnancy.
Worth the money people. :D

Victoriana 05-10-2006 07:28 AM

Flctylu and KatieLouise, Royalty, Majesty, Point de Vue and Hello are all available at McGills (opposite the former GPO). I've found that Borders in Melbourne Central always has the previous week's edition of Hello rather than the current edition.


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