CBC News Interview: The Royals and the environment: What influence can they have?

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.

Click here to read The Royals and the environment: What influence can they have? at CBC News

Prince William has assumed a leadership role in conservation initiatives for nearly a decade. Here is an article I wrote in 2013: “Royalty and the Environment: A Natural Partnership

New Podcast Interview: “Marie Antoinette” on History Gems

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.

Click here to listen to the “Marie Antoinette” episode of History Gems

For more about Marie Antoinette, read my book, Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette (Queenship and Power series)

New Podcast Interview: “England’s Got a New Queen” on Since the World’s Been Turning

I discussed Queen Elizabeth II’s childhood, accession and coronation for the Since the World’s Been Turning Podcast, which devotes each episode to analyzing a historical event mentioned in the lyrics to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” Other themes in the “England’s Got a New Queen” episode include changing press coverage of royal events over time and the transition from British Empire to Commonwealth.

Click here to listen to the “England’s Got a New Queen” episode of Since the World’s Been Turning podcast

New Reader’s Digest Article: The 10 Most Controversial Royal Memoirs Ever Published

Prince Harry won’t be the first royal family member to rock the boat with a tell-all autobiography. Here are 10 royal memoirs that changed the way we think about these famous families—and history itself.

Click here to read The 10 Most Controversial Royal Memoirs Ever Published in Reader’s Digest

CBC News Interview: What’s in a royal baby name?

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

Mississauga Heritage Interview: Exploring Royal Connections to the City of Mississauga

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

My Article in Reader’s Digest Canada: Queen Elizabeth’s Incredible Life in 30 Quotes

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!