Elizabeth II on a royal walkabout in New Zealand in 1970
I discussed protocol for meeting a member of the royal family with Lauren Cahn at Reader’s Digest. There are no obligatory rules but there are traditional forms. Individual members of the royal family such as Princess Anne and Prince Harry have also expressed their preferences, especially concerning selfies and intrusive photography by members of the public during royal walkabouts.
Click here to read What to Do (and Not Do) If You Meet a Royal in Reader’s Digest
Triumph of the Winter Queen: Allegory of the Just, 1636, by Gerard van Honthorst, a portrait of King Charles I’s sister Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia and her children. Her 6th surviving son son John Philip was born 7th in line to the English throne in 1627.
My latest article in the BBC History Magazine is about 7 royal babies who were born 7th in line to the throne. Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will become parents for the first time in the Spring of 2019. The latest royal baby will be 7th in line to the throne. From the 17th century until the present day, royal children born 7th in the line of succession have pursued a variety of interesting careers including artist, consultant, jazz music expert, military officer and King of Hanover!
Click here to read 7 Royal Babies Who Were Once 7th in Line to the Throne in the BBC History Magazine
Prince Charles in St. James’ Park on his second birthday with his nanny, Mabel Anderson
On Monday October 15, Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will become parents in the Spring of 2019. Although the arrival of the royal baby is months away, there is already speculation concerning the decisions that Harry and Meghan will make as parents, including childcare. I discussed royal nannies and how they are chosen with Town and Country magazine.
Click here to read Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Hire a Nanny When Their Baby Is Born? at Town and Country.
For more about how royal parents raised their children from medieval times to modern times, read my book Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting
I discussed Princess Eugenie’s role in the royal family with Town and Country. Here is an excerpt from the interview:
“Prince Harry’s life will be filled with official engagements, as demonstrated by his role as a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador and his forthcoming tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga,” Carolyn Harris, a royal historian and author of Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting, explains.
“In contrast, Eugenie will continue to be a guest at royal weddings and other family occasions but will be expected to continue to pursue her own independent career rather than represent the monarch at official engagements.”
Click here to read Why Princess Eugenie’s Role in the Royal Family Is Very Different From Prince Harry’s
George Hayter’s painting of the wedding of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert
I will delivering a lecture at Toronto Public Library, Leaside Branch on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 2pm about the history of Royal Weddings from Victoria and Albert to Harry and Meghan followed by the sale and signing of my most recent book Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting. All are welcome.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
My Daily Express interview concerning the Duchess of Sussex’s dresses has been featured in a piece for the Marie Claire magazine website.
Click here to read Here’s Why Meghan Markle Wears So Many Dresses with Pockets at Marie Claire.
I discussed the Duchess of Sussex’s recent fashion choices with the Daily Express. In recent months, Meghan has worn a number of dresses with pockets and I speculated that she may be subtly encouraging the fashion industry to provide more functional clothing for women through her fashion choices.
Click here to read “Meghan Markle birthday: Why Meghan chooses to wear dresses with pockets” in the Daily Express
I discussed the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding veil with the Daily Express. Meghan chose floral symbols from the Commonwealth nations for the embroidery on her veil. While the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge have both worn fern brooches during their visits to New Zealand, the Duchess of Sussex chose a different emblem to symbolize New Zealand: the kowhai bloom, considered to be the country’s unofficial flower.
Click here to read Meghan Markle: What was Meghan’s New Zealand symbol on her wedding veil? in the Daily Express
Meghan (HRH The Duchess of Sussex)
My latest article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Meghan (HRH The Duchess of Sussex)
Her Royal Highness (HRH) The Duchess of Sussex, née Rachel Meghan Markle (born 4 August 1981 in Los Angeles, California), is a philanthropist, a former actress and the wife of HRH The Duke of Sussex (Prince Harry). Meghan has a strong connection with Canada and has described herself as an “honorary Canadian.” She lived in Toronto, Ontario, while filming the television legal drama Suits and, in 2016, she became a Global Ambassador for World Vision.
Click here to read Meghan (HRH The Duchess of Sussex) in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
I have updated my Canadian Encyclopedia Article about Prince Harry to include his new royal titles as well as his marriage to Meghan Markle. There is a new section about the royal wedding!
Click here to read Prince Harry (HRH The Duke of Sussex) in the Canadian Encyclopedia.