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

Recent Interviews Concerning Harry and Meghan in The Times, Time Magazine, Global News and Other Publications

Here are links to some of my recent interviews concerning the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their announcement to step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family. More interviews to follow in the next week!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2020

January 11, 2020 What would life be like in Canada (The Times)

January 11, 2020 Meghan’s hasty return to Canada raises speculation of semi‑exile with Harry (The Times)

January 9, 2020 Harry and Meghan: America entranced by latest royal plot twist (The Times)

January 9, 2020 What happens now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want better work-life balance (CNBC)

January 9, 2020 ‘This Is Something New.’ Here’s How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Surprising ‘Step Back’ Fits Into Royals History (Time Magazine)

January 9, 2020 What’s next for the monarchy after Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ‘step back’ from royal duties (Global News)

January 9, 2020 A ‘big surprise’ and a lot of questions: Why Harry and Meghan’s new life is anything but clear (CBC News)

January 8, 2020 Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Change Royal Roles With Partial Move To North America (Huffington Post Canada)

My Globe and Mail Article: Long may it reign: Forget about Harry and Meghan, the monarchy always comes first

My recent article in the Globe and Mail discusses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step back from their role, examples of royalty who have stepped away from a life of public engagements in the past, and the history of the monarchy as an enduring and evolving institution.

Click here to read “Long may it reign: Forget about Harry and Meghan, the monarchy always comes first” in the Globe and Mail

CBC News Interview: Could the Queen retire?

I discussed a variety of royal events, past and present with Janet Davison for the latest edition of the CBC News Royal Fascinator newsletter including Princess Anne’s presence at the recent NATO leaders reception at Buckingham Palace and Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna’s decision to immigrate to Canada after the Second World War.

Click here to read “Could The Queen Retire” at CBC News

CBC News Interview: How Queen Victoria made her mark in Canada — without ever visiting

I discussed Queen Victoria’s legacy in Canada with Janet Davison at CBC News. While Queen Victoria never visited Canada in person, all four of her sons and her daughter Princess Louise spent time in Canada and set precedents for future royal tours. Queen Victoria also exerted political and cultural influence over the development of 19th century Canada and her birthday remains a Canadian holiday to the present day.

Click here to read How Queen Victoria made her mark in Canada — without ever visiting in the CBC News The Royal Fascinator Newsletter

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Lady Grey

My latest article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Lady Grey, viceregal consort of Canada from 1904 to 1911. The article also discusses Rudyard Kipling’s poem Our Lady of the Snows. Born Alice Holford, Lady Grey shared her family’s interest in landscape gardening and was the patron of a wide variety philanthropic organizations in Canada.

Click here to read my article about Lady Grey in the Canadian Encyclopedia

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Earl Grey

My latest article in The Canadian Encyclopedia is about Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey, Governor General of Canada from 1904 to 1911 (and the grandson of the British Prime Minister Earl Grey who reputedly received tea flavoured with oil of bergamot as a diplomatic gift, popularizing “Earl Grey” tea). As Governor General of Canada, the 4th Earl Grey established awards that honour Canadian arts, drama and sports. The Grey Cup is still presented to the winning team of the Canadian Football League championship.

Click here to read Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey in The Canadian Encyclopedia