I discussed royal parenting and pregnancy announcements with Janet Davison at CBC News for this week’s The Royal Fascinator newsletter. In the youngest generation of the royal family, only the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to undertake full time royal duties when they grow up. The arrival or forthcoming arrival of the Queen’s other great-grandchildren such as Princess Eugenie’s son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank and the expected second child of Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been announced in a variety of different ways on social media rather than official announcements from Buckingham Palace alone.
Click here to read “Royal pregnancy and privacy: How Harry and Meghan and other royals are setting their own terms for parenthood” at CBC News
For more about the history of royal parenting, see my book, Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royalty
My new online article for Readers Digest Canada is about 10 Memorable Royal Tours of Canada from the past 100 Years. Although there have not been any Canadian royal tours portrayed in the Netflix series The Crown, the royal family has spent a lot of time in Canada over the past century.
Click here to read 10 of the Most Memorable Royal Tours of Canada at Reader’s Digest Canada
I discussed environmental advocacy by successive generations of the royal family as well as virtual royal appearances in 2020 with Janet Davison at CBC News.
Click here to read “The royals and politics: Can we ever know what they really think?” in the CBC News Royal Fascinator newsletter.
My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Royal Tours of Canada from the late eighteenth century to the present day, including early visits by King George III’s sons, the travels of Queen Victoria’s children, the 1939 royal tour by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother), and official visits and working visits during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Click here to read my article about Royal Tours of Canada in the Canadian Encyclopedia
I discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the royal family and their public engagements with Meghan Collie at Global News. The interview includes Prince Charles’s experience of coronavirus, recent virtual royal engagements and the changes to the royal calendar in response to the pandemic.
Click here to read “Usually untouchable, here’s how the Royal Family is impacted by coronavirus” at Global News
I discussed virtual royal engagements during the COVID-19 pandemic with Janet Davison at CBC News. As traditional royal walkabouts are not possible during the pandemic, members of the royal family are connecting with the public virtually, finding innovative methods to engage with people while maintaining a physical distance.
Click here to read The pandemic puts the royals online — and ‘at their best’ in the Royal Fascinator newsletter at CBC News.
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