I discussed the arrival of Lilibet Diana, daughter of Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the history of royal baby names with Janet Davison at CBC News.
Click here to read “What’s in a royal baby name?” at CBC News
For more about the history of royal parenting, see my book, Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting
In 2021, I became the proofreading editor of The Royal Studies Journal, an online and open access academic journal, published with the support of the University of Winchester. The most recent issue of the journal was published this month and is available to read online.
Click here to read Volume 8, Issue 1: Performing Royal Power in Premodern Europe
On June 4, 2021 Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed a baby girl, Lilibet Diana. Lilibet is 8th in line to the throne and the youngest of Queen Elizabeth II’s eleven great-grandchildren. My new article in Reader’s Digest Canada discusses each of the Queen’s great-grandchildren including the origins of their names and where they stand in the line of succession.
Click here to read Meet Queen Elizabeth’s Great-Grandchildren, From Oldest to Youngest in Reader’s Digest Canada.
I discussed Royal Visits to what is now the City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada in an interview with Matthew Wilkinson at Heritage Mississauga, part of the Ask a Historian series. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, youngest sister of Czar Nicholas II lived in Cooksville (now part of Mississauga) in the 1950s and I discuss her home and the royal relatives who came to visit including Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent and Lord and Lady Mountbatten.
Click here to watch Ask a Historian: Exploring Royal Connections to the City of Mississauga
I discussed portrayals of eighteenth century royalty on film including King George III, Marie Antoinette and Catherine the Great in the latest episode of the History Hack Podcast.
Click here to listen to Royals on Film
In honour of the Queen’s 95th birthday, my latest article in Reader’s Digest Canada presents the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II in 30 quotes from informal conversations to official speeches.
Click here to read Queen Elizabeth’s Incredible Life in 30 Quotes at Reader’s Digest Canada
I also discussed Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday and the history of royal train tours of Canada with Janet Davison at CBC News
Click here to read The Queen turns 95: In mourning but unwavering in her role at CBC News
I discussed the Queen’s 95th birthday and Royal Train Tours of Canada with Breakfast Television Toronto on City TV. Click here to watch the interview!
I discussed food and dining during the 1901 royal tour of Canada by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (the future King George V and Queen Mary) and the 1939 royal tour of Canada by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Both royal couples crossed Canada by train, traveling from coast to coast and meeting Canadians from the across the country.
Click here to read “4 historical food facts from royal train tours across Canada” at Eat North
Click here for more information about my virtual lecture about Royal Train Tours of Canada for the Toronto Railway Museum at 6:30pm on April 21, 2021
I discussed the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the history of royal funerals with Olivia Waxman at TIME Magazine. Click here to read Where Prince Philip’s Funeral Fits Into Royal History in TIME Magazine
I also appeared on the Global News Morning Show earlier this week to discuss the arrangements for Prince Philip’s funeral and his long marriage to Queen Elizabeth II. Click here to watch the interview about Prince Philip’s Funeral Ceremony on Global News.