CTV Your Morning Interview: Is it time for Canada to remove the Queen as Head of State?

The recent news that Barbados intends to transition from a Commonwealth realm to a republic, removing the Queen as Head of State, has prompted debate concerning the future of the monarchy in other Commonwealth realms including Canada. In today’s TV interview with Lindsey Deluce on CTV’s Your Morning, I discussed the monarchy in Canada and the wider Commonwealth as well as royal finances.

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Huffington Post Interview: The Monarchy in Barbados

I discussed the recent announcement that Barbados, one of sixteen Commonwealth realms where Queen Elizabeth II is Head of State, intends to transition from a constitutional monarchy to a republic in 2021, with Maija Kappler from the Huffington Post. We also discussed the monarchy in Canada and the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth.

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New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Feo Monck

My latest article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about the author and viceregal hostess Feo Monck.

Feo Monck’s brother-in-law was governor general Viscount Monck, and her husband, Richard Monck, was military secretary to the governor general from 1864 to 1869. When Lady Monck was absent, she acted as the hostess for viceregal social occasions, including the ball held during the Quebec Conference of 1864. She recorded her experiences in the book, My Canadian Leaves: An Account of a Visit to Canada in 1864–1865.

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New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Lady Monck

My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Lady Elizabeth Monck, viceregal consort of British North America (1861-1867) then the Dominion of Canada (1867-1868). Lady Monck was the first viceregal consort of the Dominion of Canada and the first to live at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: King Edward VIII

My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is a short biography of King Edward VIII.

Edward toured Canada on several occasions and purchased a ranch in Alberta. He is best known for abdicating the crown and marrying American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Edward is mentioned in novels by several Canadian authors, including Robertson Davies, Lucy Maud Montgomery and Timothy Findley.

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Updated Canadian Encyclopedia Articles: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

My Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia articles about Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are now updated to include sections about Stepping Back from Royal Duties in 2020.

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New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Royal Tours of Canada

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.

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New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Viscount Monck

Happy Canada Day! My latest article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck of Ballytrammon, governor general of British North America, captain general and governor of British North America from 1861 to 1867 and governor general of Canada from 1867 to 1868 (born 10 October 1819 in Templemore, County Tipperary, Ireland; died 29 November 1894 in Charleville, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland). Monck supported Confederation and became the first governor general of the Dominion of Canada.

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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.

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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.

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