CBC News Interview: The Royals and the environment: What influence can they have?

I discussed royalty and the environment with Janet Davison at CBC News for this week’s edition of the Royal Fascinator Newsletter including efforts by members of the royal family to promote conservation, protect endangered species and raise awareness of climate change.

Click here to read The Royals and the environment: What influence can they have? at CBC News

Prince William has assumed a leadership role in conservation initiatives for nearly a decade. Here is an article I wrote in 2013: “Royalty and the Environment: A Natural Partnership

New CBC News Interview: Mocking the royals: How far can the satire go?

I discussed the history of royal satire and how satirical depictions of the royal family are perceived by the public in the latest edition of The Royal Fascinator Newsletter at CBC News. I also discussed the current controversy surrounding Prince Charles’s household.

Click here to read “Mocking the royals: How far can the satire go?” and “A Difficult Time for Prince Charles” in The Royal Fascinator Newsletter

New Reader’s Digest Article: 40 Things You Didn’t Know About the Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer

My latest article in Reader’s Digest Canada discusses little known facts about the royal wedding of 1981 including the backup wedding dress for Lady Diana Spencer, the special chair commissioned for one of the wedding guests, and the concerns that both Prince Charles and Lady Diana expressed before the ceremony.

Click here to read “40 Things You Didn’t Know About the Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer” in Reader’s Digest Canada

CBC News Interview: Why the Queen let it be known she’s had the COVID-19 vaccine

In this week’s CBC News Royal Fascinator newsletter, I discussed royal vaccinations and the public profile of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during the pandemic with Janet Davison. I compared Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s decision to have their vaccinations announced to the wider public in 2021 with 18th century monarchs who publicized their smallpox inoculations in their own time.

Click here to read “Why the Queen let it be known she’s had the COVID-19 vaccine” in The Royal Fascinator at CBC News

New Reader’s Digest Canada Article: 10 of the Most Memorable Royal Tours of Canada

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

History Interview: How Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s Wedding Became a Global Phenomenon

I discussed the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981 with Jessica Pearce Rotondi at History.com, including the menu, guest list and media coverage at the time.

Click here to read “How Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s Wedding Became a Global Phenomenon” at History.com

CBC News Interview: Why Harry and Meghan have a ‘long road ahead’ with Netflix

I discussed Harry and Meghan’s Netflix deal, Camilla’s charity work and the history of royal philanthropy with Janet Davison at CBC News for this week’s Royal Fascinator newsletter.

Click here to read “Why Harry and Meghan have a ‘long road ahead’ with Netflix” at CBC News

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.

Click here to read my article about Royal Tours of Canada in the Canadian Encyclopedia

Global News Interview: Here’s how the Royal Family is impacted by coronavirus

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

CBC News Interview: The pandemic puts the royals online — and ‘at their best’

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.