CBC News Interview: ‘That was the master plan’: Why Harry and Meghan were going to California — just maybe not so soon

I discussed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to move from Canada to California with Janet Davison at CBC News.

Click here to read ‘That was the master plan’: Why Harry and Meghan were going to California — just maybe not so soon” at CBC News

CBC News Interview: Harry and Meghan’s retreat leaves questions hanging over royal relations with the Commonwealth

I discussed the future of the royal family and Commonwealth with Janet Davison at CBC News. The departure of Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex from public engagements as senior members of the royal family will result in fewer Commonwealth tours in future years, which may impact the relationship between the royal family and Commonwealth.

Click here to read “Harry and Meghan’s retreat leaves questions hanging over royal relations with the Commonwealth” at CBC News

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: The 4th Earl of Minto

My latest article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about the 4th Earl of Minto, Governor General of Canada from 1898 to 1904, including his early career in Canada as military secretary to a previous Governor General, Lord Lansdowne, his appointment as Governor General in 1898, his attitudes towards Canadian participation in the Boer War and his role in hosting the 1901 Royal Tour by the future King George V and Queen Mary.

Click here to read my article on the 4th Earl of Minto in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia

CBC News Interview: Harry and Meghan take their ‘farewell tour’ — but their new life may not be as peaceful as they hope

I discussed recent royal events and tours with Janet Davison at CBC News including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s last few public engagements as senior members of the royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to Ireland and the upcoming Spring tour of Cyrus, Bosnia and Jordan by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

Click here to read “Harry and Meghan take their ‘farewell tour’ — but their new life may not be as peaceful as they hope” in the CBC News Royal Fascinator Newsletter

Global News Interviews: Princess Beatrice’s Title and The Queen’s Youngest Grandchildren

I discussed Queen Elizabeth II’s younger and lesser known grandchildren in a series of interviews with Meghan Collie at Global News. We discussed whether Princess Beatrice’s wedding will result in a change to her title and why the Queen’s two youngest grandchildren, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn are so little known to the public, especially outside the United Kingdom.

Click here to read “Meet the queen’s youngest grandchildren, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn” at Global News

Click here to read “Princess Beatrice won’t become a duchess after her wedding. Here’s why” at Global News

Vanity Fair Interview: Burning Down the House

I discussed the future of the monarchy in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth and the impact of Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping back from royal duties with Michelle Ruiz at Vanity Fair.

Click here to read “Burning Down the House” in Vanity Fair

CBC News Interview: Not so much of The Crown

I discussed the future of The Crown series on Netflix with Janet Davison for the CBC News Royal Fascinator newsletter. Peter Morgan, the creator of the hit series, has announced that there will be only 5 seasons rather than 6. Since each season dramatizes a decade or less of the lives of Queen Elizabeth II, her family and her Prime Ministers, it is unlikely that the program will cover events in the 21st century. This week’s Royal Fascinator newsletter also discusses the future of the royal family in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth after Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back from royal duties and a royal scandal in Luxembourg.

Click here to read “Not so much of The Crown” in “Who will step up for Harry and Meghan?,” this week’s Royal Fascinator newsletter at CBC News

Huffington Post Interview: Now That Harry And Meghan Aren’t Working Royals, Who Will Fill In For Them?

I discussed the future of the royal family after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departure for Canada with Waverly Neufeld at Huffington Post Canada. Since Harry and Meghan have decided to step back from royal duties, other members of the royal family will need to assume additional duties or the overall level of public engagements will decrease.

Click here to read “Now That Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Aren’t Working Royals, Who Will Fill In For Them?”in the Huffington Post

Global News Interview: The Ways the Royal Family Has Changed in the Last 100 Years

I discussed changing royal traditions with Olivia Bowden at Global News.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

“In the last few decades, members of the British Royal Family have phased out some customs and traditions that no longer meshed with the image the family wants to portray, or simply wouldn’t be seen as acceptable anymore, said Carolyn Harris, a royal historian and author based in Toronto. 

Social and political factors that have shifted the world since Queen Elizabeth II took the throne have also changed the practices the family engages with, said Harris.

“The Queen’s reigned over a period of tremendous political, social and cultural change, and that has an impact on her family,” she said.”

Click here to read “Ditching Traditions: The Ways the Royal Family Has Changed in the Last 100 Years” at Global News

CBC News Interview: Uncertainty remains over the future success of Harry and Meghan’s new life in Canada

I discussed the continuing uncertainty regarding Harry and Meghan’s future public role in an interview with Janet Davison at CBC News. The interview included the history and nuances of royal titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to have the titles of His and Her Royal Highness but will not use these titles going forward as they step back from their duties as senior members of the royal family.

Click here to read “Uncertainty remains over the future success of Harry and Meghan’s new life in Canada” in The Royal Fascinator newsletter at CBC News.