CBC News Interview: How green are the royals? Great Bear Rainforest will give William and Kate glimpse of ‘stunning’ natural world

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive in Canada

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive in Canada

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spending the day in Vancouver, British Columbia with a busy schedule of public engagements. The itinerary includes a civic welcome at Jack Poole plaza, a visit to the Sheway charity for mothers struggling with addiction on the Downtown Eastside, an opportunity to meet with Syrian refugees at the Immigrant Services Society of B.C., a reception for young leaders in arts, sports, business, charity and film, and a tour of the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station. The royal couple will return to Victoria in the evening and stay overnight at Government House, where their children are residing for the duration of the tour.

Tomorrow, the royal couple will visit the Great Bear Rainforest, part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Intiative for conserving forest lands. In my most recent interview with CBC news, I discuss the relationship between royalty and environmental conservation efforts, including Prince William’s efforts to bring together wildlife organizations to preserve endangered species.

Click here to read “How green are the royals? Great Bear Rainforest will give William and Kate glimpse of ‘stunning’ natural world” at CBC.ca

For more information about Prince William’s conservation efforts, see my 2013 column in the Victoria Times Colonist, “Royalty, environment, are a natural partnership.”

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Toronto Star Interview: Canadians ‘admire’ Prince William the most, poll shows

Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge

Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrives in Canada today with Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. My recent interview with the Toronto Star discussed recent polling data that indicates Prince William is far more popular with Canadians than his father, Prince Charles. Although nearly half of respondents stated that Charles should not succeed the Queen to become the next monarch, popular opinion will not have an impact on the line of succession. According to the terms of the 1701 Act of Settlement, which determines the royal succession, Charles will automatically succeed his mother as monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada and fourteen other Commonwealth realms. In the interview, I explain why the royal succession should remain independent from the popularity of any individual member of the royal family to ensure the political impartiality of the constitutional monarchy.

Click here to read “Canadians ‘admire’ Prince William the most, poll shows” in the Toronto Star.

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Updated Weekend TV Interview Schedule for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of Canada

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son, Prince George at Kensington Palace in 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son, Prince George at Kensington Palace in 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive in Canada on September 24. I will be interviewed about the royal visit on the CTV News Channel on September 24 and September 25. Here is my current schedule of interviews:

September 24: 7-8pm and 9pm ET

September 25: 9am-10am

All times are subject to change. There will be more interviews with CBC Morning News and the CTV News Channel next week. Times and Dates to be announced!

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CBC News Interview: Prince William and Kate in Canada: Why their royal visit is more than just the photo ops

William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte

William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte

My latest interview with Janet Davison at CBC.ca discusses the importance of the upcoming royal visit to Canada. In the article, I state that “Having these very high profile tours cements the personal relationship between Canada and the monarchy.”

Click here to read “Prince William and Kate in Canada: Why their royal visit is more than just the photo ops”

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Upcoming TV Interviews about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canada

Prince George of Cambridge, with his parents The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, receives a gift from the Governor-General of Australia at Admiralty House, Sydney in 2014. The 2016 royal tour of Canada will be second overseas tour for Prince George.

Prince George of Cambridge, with his parents The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, receives a gift from the Governor-General of Australia at Admiralty House, Sydney in 2014. The 2016 royal tour of Canada will be second overseas tour for Prince George.

I will be giving TV interviews this weekend about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2016 tour of British Columbia and the Yukon. In the interviews, I will also be discussing my forthcoming book, Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting. The tour will be the second visit to Canada for William and Kate as a married couple and the first Canadian itinerary for their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Here is the current schedule of interviews:

Friday September 23, 2016: 9:40am ET – CBC News Network

Saturday September 24, 2016: 9pm ET – CTV News Channel

The schedule is subject to change.

I am also quoted in the BBC News article “Royal couple will ‘help tell Canada’s story'” 

Click here to pre-order my book Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting

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My column in the Globe and Mail: Why William and Kate are bringing their children on royal visit to Canada

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive in Sydney. Photo credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive in Sydney. Photo credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

My column in today’s Globe and Mail discusses royal children and royal tours.

“Royal children on tour influence popular perceptions of the monarchy in two ways. First, they create a personal bond between royal parents and the public – parenting provides common ground between royalty and people of all backgrounds.

Second, royal children personify the future of the monarchy. Like Queen Victoria during the last years of her reign, Elizabeth now has three generations of direct heirs. At various points over the course of her long reign, there has been debate about the future of the monarchy. The presence of George and Charlotte in the coming royal visit demonstrates the potential for the monarchy to enjoy public support in Canada and the wider Commonwealth for generations to come.”

Click here to read the full column in the Globe and Mail

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CBC News Interview: Is Will and Kate’s Canadian tour a celebrity appearance like any other?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at The 2011 Sun Military Awards at Imperial War Museum in London.  (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at The 2011 Sun Military Awards at Imperial War Museum in London. (Photo by Arthur Edwards – WPA Pool/Getty Images

My latest interview with CBC.ca compares royal tours to celebrity appearances. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are often compared to celebrities because of their public profile but there are key differences between royal visits and celebrity travel including the connections between members of the royal family and Canadian institutions. I also discuss the role of royal parenting in shaping William and Kate’s public image.

Click here to read “Is Will and Kate’s Canadian tour a celebrity appearance like any other?”

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CBC News Interview: Will Prince George and Princess Charlotte come to Canada? The pressures of taking the royal children on a trip

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive in Sydney. Photo credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive in Sydney. Photo credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

While I was on vacation this past week, CBC news published my interview about royal children and royal tours. Since the article was posted on Sunday, there have been reports that William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will bring their two children Prince George and Princess Charlotte on their official tour of Canada next month. My interview discusses the history of royal children on Commonwealth tours and the impact of the presence of royal children on popular attitudes toward the monarchy.

Click here to read: Will Prince George and Princess Charlotte come to Canada? The pressures of taking the royal children on a trip

My book on royal parenting, Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting will be published by Dundurn Press in 2017. 

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Yahoo News Interview: Prince George wants Prince George and Royal Family to visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son, Prince George at Kensington Palace in 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son, Prince George at Kensington Palace in 2014

I discussed the upcoming royal tour of Canada with Yahoo News. The city of Prince George, British Columbia is eager to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son, Prince George. In the interview, I discuss how the interests of the royal couple may be incorporated into the fall 2016 tour. When William and Kate visited Prince Edward Island during their 2011 tour, there was speculation that the Duchess’s love of the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery shaped the itinerary.

Click here to read “Prince George wants Prince George and Royal Family to visit”

Click here to read my 2011 Globe and Mail column “The Royal Consort’s Royal Request” about the Duchess of Cambridge and Anne of Green Gables 

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CBC The National Interview: William and Kate to Visit Canada

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canada in 2011

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canada in 2011

William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be touring Canada for the second time as married couple in the fall of 2016. The 2016 tour will include British Columbia and the Yukon, a province and territory that were not part of the royal couple’s 2011 visit. The royal couple’s two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte may accompany them to Canada.

I discussed the impact of royal children and royal tours on popular support for the monarchy with Ellen Mauro on The National.

Click here to watch the interview on CBC The National

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