My new articles in the Historica Canada Encyclopedia discuss King George V and the 1901 Royal Tour of Canada by the future King George V and Queen Mary, which set key precedents for future Royal Tours.
My latest article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (1882-1960), watercolour artist, farmer and sister of the last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II. Grand Duchess Olga and her family fled to Denmark following the Russian Revolutions of 1917 and then to Canada after the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands of Russians immigrated to Canada in the first half of the 20th century. They included industrial and agricultural workers and members of the former Russian aristocracy.
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.
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.
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
William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary today. In my very first TV interview about the history of the monarchy, I discussed the preparations for the royal wedding on The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO.
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 the impact of Prince Philip’s death on the royal family and the expanding public role of his son Prince Charles and grandson Prince William with Adela Suliman at NBC News.
My article in the Ottawa Citizen discusses Prince Philip’s role in modernizing the monarchy over the course of his more than seventy year marriage to Queen Elizabeth II. Click here to read “Prince Philip and the Modernization of the Monarchy” in the Ottawa Citizen
I also discussed Prince Philip’s relationship with Canada in a Global News Toronto interview in the Royal Suite of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Click here to watch “Looking back at Prince Philip’s enduring connection to Toronto, Ontario, and Canada” at Global News
I was interviewed by the Globe and Mail about Prince Philip’s life and legacy. Click here to read “Canada remembers Prince Philip for his ‘humour … devotion to duty’” in The Globe and Mail
I was interview by the Toronto Star about Prince Philip’s supportive role in his marriage. Click here to read “For all his flaws, Prince Philip showed men you can put a powerful wife first” in the Toronto Star
I wrote a tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021) for Reader’s Digest Canada.
I have also been discussing Prince Philip’s life and legacy on Canadian television:
For more of my thoughts on Prince Philip’s long life and lasting legacy, here some of my interviews with Janet Davison at CBC News