In a column for today’s Kingston Whig-Standard, I discuss why the recent criticism concerning the Duchess of Cambridge’s work ethic, fashions and public image has been confined to the United Kingdom. Voices from the commonwealth, including Canada, have been absent from this debate. One reason is that the British news industry has an almost two hundred year old history of influencing the royal image by harnessing populist sentiment, a history that is not shared by the Commonwealth media. Furthermore, Catherine made an excellent impression on the Canadian people when she toured Canada with Prince William in 2011. Click here to read the full column in the Kingston Whig Standard
I was also interviewed by CBC.ca earlier this week about award winning author Hilary Mantel’s recent lecture, which critiqued the Duchess of Cambridge’s public image. Click here to read the interview.