I discussed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Platinum Jubilee tour of the Caribbean and the recent memorial service for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with Janet Davison at CBC News.
I discussed the portrayal of Queen Charlotte in the Netflix series Bridgerton and how the Queen was perceived in her own lifetime in an interview with Jasmine Washington at Seventeen Magazine.
This year is the 70th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned longer than any previous British monarch.
In addition to celebrating her Jubilee, thought is turning to the future of the monarchy, and what changes might be expected after she is gone. Dr Bob Morris (expert on church and state at the Constitution Unit, UCL) will talk about the next Accession and Coronation; Dr Craig Prescott (constitutional lawyer at Bangor University) will explain the need to update the Regency Acts; Dr Carolyn Harris (royal historian at the University of Toronto) will discuss previous jubilees, the role of Consorts, and the upbringing of future monarchs; and Prof Helle Krunke (Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Copenhagen) will talk about the Golden Jubilee of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, also being celebrated this year, and the differences between the British and European monarchies.
My Canadian Encyclopedia article about Queen Elizabeth II is now updated to include recent events and the Platinum Jubilee
My Canadian Encyclopedia article about Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother is now updated to include more material about her Canadian military regiments and visits to Quebec.
I have updated my Canadian Encyclopedia article about Prince William to include recent royal engagements and the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this week’s edition of the CBC News The Royal Fascinator newsletter, I discussed recent royal news including responses by members of the royal family to Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine and the Queen’s health in the aftermath of her COVID-19 diagnosis.
In my latest article for Reader’s Digest Canada, I discuss the history of royal jubilee traditions in the reign of King George III, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II and the current plans for jubilee celebrations in Canada in the spring and summer of 2022.
Two of the volumes in the English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty series are now available for pre-order. More information is available here:
Later Plantagenet and Wars of the Roses Consorts: Power, Influence and Dynasty, edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, J. L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer and Elena Woodacre, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.
Tudor and Stuart Consorts: Power, Influence and Dynasty, edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, J. L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer and Elena Woodacre, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.
I will be participating in an online panel discussion at the University College London on March 17, 2022 about The Platinum Jubilee and The Future of the Monarchy.