New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Lord Stanley

My latest article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is a short biography of Lord Stanley, Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. In 1892, Stanley donated the Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports championship trophy in North America, which is awarded to the winning team of the National Hockey League (NHL) each year.

Click here to read my article about Lord Stanley in the Canadian Encyclopedia

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

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

My Globe and Mail article: What It Takes for British Royalty to Truly Become Canadian

My new article in the Globe and Mail, “What it takes for British royalty to truly become Canadian” compares Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Louise and son-in-law Lord Lorne, the first royal couple to visit Canada. Even in the nineteenth century, royalty faced different expectations in Canada than they did in the United Kingdom and Louise and Lorne adapted well to Canadian life during Lorne’s five year term as Governor General.

Click here to read “What it takes for British royalty to truly become Canadian” in the Globe and Mail

City News Toronto Interview: A commoner’s guide to Harry and Meghan’s complicated divorce from the monarchy

I discussed Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back from their duties as senior members of the royal family and spend part of the year in North America in an extended interview with Michael Talbot at City News Toronto. Questions included the royal couples titles, financial arrangements, security and continuing place in the line of succession.

Click here to read “A commoner’s guide to Harry and Meghan’s complicated divorce from the monarchy” at City News Toronto

Huffington Post Interview: Are Harry and Meghan Dropping Their Royal Titles?

I discussed royal titles with Maija Kappler at the Huffington Post, clarifying that Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex will retain the titles of His and Her Royal Highness (HRH) but will not use these titles now that they have stepped back from their duties as senior members of the royal family. The interview includes some historical context concerning royal titles and possible changes concerning royal titles that may occur in the next reign.

Click here to read “Are Harry And Meghan Dropping Their Royal Titles, Or What? at the Huffington Post

CBC News Interview: Harry and Meghan get their freedom, but at what cost?

I discussed the history of royalty residing in Canada and the questions that still remain for Harry and Meghan’s future role, in an interview with Janet Davison at CBC News.

Click here to read “Harry and Meghan get their freedom, but at what cost?”

Following the January 18 announcement from Buckingham Palace that Harry and Meghan will no longer use the titles of HRH and step back entirely from royal duties, I discussed possible security arrangements going forward with the Canadian Press.

Click here to read “Royal deal clears way for Harry, Meghan part-time Canada move: experts” in the National Post

CBC News Interview: Queen says Harry and Meghan will spend time in both Canada and U.K.

Earlier this week, I discussed Queen Elizabeth II’s announcement that Harry and Meghan planned to spend time in both the United Kingdom and Canada and answered questions about what this period of transition would mean for the royal couple and the monarchy.

Click here to watch “Queen says Harry and Meghan will spend time in both Canada and U.K.” on the CBC News Network

Washington Post Interview: Canada greets possible move of Harry and Meghan with a shrug

I discussed the speculation that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend at least part of the year in Canada with the Washington Post. The interview included perceptions of the monarchy in Canada and the differences between the Canadian and British press.

Click here to read “Canada greets possible move of Harry and Meghan with a shrug” in the Washington Post