April 21, 2021, Royal Train Tours of Canada, Toronto Railway Museum
April 22, 2021, Royalty in Popular Culture: Fact, Fiction and the Crown, Thornhill Lifelong Learning
May 4, 2021, Royalty in the 21st Century: Tradition and Innovation, Algonquin College, Pembroke Campus
I discussed the impact of Prince Philip’s death on the royal family and the expanding public role of his son Prince Charles and grandson Prince William with Adela Suliman at NBC News.
Click here to read Prince Philip’s death brings young royals into focus for British monarchy at NBC News
My article in the Ottawa Citizen discusses Prince Philip’s role in modernizing the monarchy over the course of his more than seventy year marriage to Queen Elizabeth II. Click here to read “Prince Philip and the Modernization of the Monarchy” in the Ottawa Citizen
I also discussed Prince Philip’s relationship with Canada in a Global News Toronto interview in the Royal Suite of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Click here to watch “Looking back at Prince Philip’s enduring connection to Toronto, Ontario, and Canada” at Global News
I was interviewed by the Globe and Mail about Prince Philip’s life and legacy. Click here to read “Canada remembers Prince Philip for his ‘humour … devotion to duty’” in The Globe and Mail
I was interview by the Toronto Star about Prince Philip’s supportive role in his marriage. Click here to read “For all his flaws, Prince Philip showed men you can put a powerful wife first” in the Toronto Star
I discussed royal history with Maria Puente from USA Today including royal scandals of the House of Hanover in the 18th century and how the royal family has reinvented its public image in past centuries.
Click here to read “Can the Monarchy Survive Harry and Meghan?” in USA Today
I discussed the monarchy in Canada with John Ibbitson at The Globe and Mail including constitutional monarchy as a system of government and the reputations of individual members of the royal family.
Click here to read “So you want to break free of the Royal Family?” at The Globe and Mail
I discussed royal titles with Chloe Foussianes at Town and Country Magazine. As the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan’s second child may be styled as Lady [First Name] Mountbatten-Windsor but as Archie does not use his father’s subsidiary title, The Earl of Dumbarton, it seems unlikely that his younger sister will use a title and will simply be known as Miss [First Name] Mountbatten-Windsor.
Click here to read “Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Second Child Have a Royal Title?” in Town and Country Magazine.
I discussed the history of Canada and the monarchy with Alex McKeen at the Toronto Star including the political significance of the 1939 Royal Tour of Canada by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the relationship between news about the royal family and broader social issues, and changing Canadian attitudes regarding the place of the monarchy in Canada in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Click here to read “Canadians have long been split on the monarchy. Public sentiment may be starting to change” in the Toronto Star.
Earlier this week, I discussed Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview on Alberta at Noon with Judy Aldous on CBC Radio. Click here to listen to “Canada and the Monarchy” on Alberta at Noon.
I discussed royal finances with Ariel Shapiro and Deniz Cam at Forbes Magazine.
Click here to read “Inside ‘The Firm’: How The Royal Family’s $28 Billion Money Machine Really Works” in Forbes Magazine
I also discussed responses to Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview in Canada and the relationship between the monarchy and Commonwealth with Charlie Mitchell in The Times
Click here to read “Calls in former colonies to drop Queen as head of state after Harry and Meghan interview” in The Times