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Australian Women's Weekly readers gather together for a royal high tea

150 devoted Australian Women's Weekly readers came to celebrate the recent royal wedding over tea and cakes.

Like millions around the world, we watched and celebrated as Harry and Meghan, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex became husband and wife. And to celebrate, we invited some our fabulous readers and subscribers to The Tea Room at Sydney's historic Queen Victoria Building to mark the launch of our souvenir royal wedding edition.
Along with Australian Women's Weekly editor Nicole Byers and Woman's Day editor Fiona Connolly, our readers had the opportunity to meet fellow royal lovers including Princess Diana's closest Australian friend Marie Sutton all while enjoying some delicious sweet treats.
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Friends Wendy and Luisa say, "We love a high tea but today is really special because we've been Women's Weekly fans all our lives, right back to our grandparents' days."
Felicia and Marianne, the high tea was actually Marianne's birthday present!
Felicia has been reading Women's Weekly since the seventies and flew in from Dubai to come for tea!
"It's history!" say Angela, Anne, Ricky and Diane about Harry and Meghan's wedding day.
Women's Weekly editor Nicole Byers talks about the souvenir issue.
"I grew up in the country and on the farm, Women's Weekly was THE magazine," says Anne.
Kerry Walker, Sandra Chatterton and Anne Buckland with their souvenir editions.
Sandra Chatterton, centre in the above picture, actually appeared in The Australian Women's Weekly in the August 15, 1962 issue, which cost one shilling.
Sandra appeared in an advertisement for Kellog's cornflakes and admits she achieved a certain amount of "notoriety" as there was an accompanying TV commercial. See her in the magazine as well as modelling a tiara at the high tea event below.
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The Australian Women's Weekly has been read by generations of Australian women since 1933.
High tea guests could be the cover star for the day!
And we had lots of willing participants!
Thank you to all our wonderful readers who visited and shared their love of the Australian Women's Weekly, this event couldn't have happened without you!
The Australian Women's Weekly's special souvenir edition is on sale now. Don't miss our extensive coverage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day, as well as get your very own sets of vintage royal postcards.
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