I discussed the future of the monarchy in Canada with Jackson Weaver at CBC News, comparing the differences between Barbados, which became a republic at the end of November following a parliamentary vote, and Canada, where changes to the office of the Queen would require the consent of all ten provinces.
I discussed the transition from constitutional monarchy to republic in Barbados with Global National News
I discussed the Queen’s absence from the Remembrance Sunday ceremony in London in an interview with CTV News. Click here to watch the interview
I also discussed the legal proceedings concerning Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the press on CTV News. Click here to watch the segment.
I reviewed the new book Succession to the Throne in Early Modern Russia: The Transfer of Power 1450-1725 by Paul Bushkovitch for H-Russia
I discussed the challenges faced by filmmakers and actresses portraying Diana in films dramatizing her life and legacy in an interview with Janet Davison for the CBC Royal Fascinator newsletter.
I discussed Diana, Princess of Wales and her relationship with her household in an interview with Matthew Jacobs at Vulture Magazine, examining the historical circumstances that inspired the new Spencer movie.
The new film Spencer isn’t the first attempt to bring the story of Diana, Princess of Wales to the big screen. In my recent article for Reader’s Digest, I discuss how 10 other films, TV series, novels and plays portrayed “the People’s Princess”—with varying degrees of success. Traditional biopics are rare. Instead, writers often choose a particular theme or moment from Diana’s life or legacy – or create an alternate history imagining what might have happened to Diana if she had experienced different circumstances.
Click here to read my article, 10 Portrayals of Princess Diana in Pop Culture—Ranked in Reader’s Digest Canada
I discussed Diana’s legacy in popular culture with Daniel Arkin in NBC News including key themes from films and TV series about Diana and why her life and death has such resonance for screenwriters and audiences alike.
I discussed royalty and the environment with Janet Davison at CBC News for this week’s edition of the Royal Fascinator Newsletter including efforts by members of the royal family to promote conservation, protect endangered species and raise awareness of climate change.
In the latest episode of the History Gems podcast, I discussed Queen Marie Antoinette and the Affair of the Diamond Necklace with Dr. Nicola Tallis. Themes in the podcast episode including Marie Antoinette’s reputation, fashions and the impact of the Diamond Necklace scandal on perceptions of the monarchy prior to the French Revolution.
For more about Marie Antoinette, read my book, Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette (Queenship and Power series)