I will be delivering a free zoom lecture about royal train tours of Canada in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II for the Toronto Railway Museum on May 19 at 7pm ET.
For this week’s CBC News Royal Fascinator Newsletter, I discussed Prince Harry’s recent remarks about the Queen and the continuing press coverage of Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex. I also discussed the itinerary for the May 2022 Platinum Jubilee tour of Canada by Charles and Camilla, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit Canada in May in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. This past week, I discussed the history of royal tours and the Prince of Wales’ relationship with Canada with the National Post and the Canadian Press.
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I discussed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Platinum Jubilee tour of the Caribbean and the recent memorial service for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with Janet Davison at CBC News.
This year is the 70th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned longer than any previous British monarch.
In addition to celebrating her Jubilee, thought is turning to the future of the monarchy, and what changes might be expected after she is gone. Dr Bob Morris (expert on church and state at the Constitution Unit, UCL) will talk about the next Accession and Coronation; Dr Craig Prescott (constitutional lawyer at Bangor University) will explain the need to update the Regency Acts; Dr Carolyn Harris (royal historian at the University of Toronto) will discuss previous jubilees, the role of Consorts, and the upbringing of future monarchs; and Prof Helle Krunke (Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Copenhagen) will talk about the Golden Jubilee of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, also being celebrated this year, and the differences between the British and European monarchies.
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My Canadian Encyclopedia article about Queen Elizabeth II is now updated to include recent events and the Platinum Jubilee
In my latest article for Reader’s Digest Canada, I discuss the history of royal jubilee traditions in the reign of King George III, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II and the current plans for jubilee celebrations in Canada in the spring and summer of 2022.
I will be participating in an online panel discussion at the University College London on March 17, 2022 about The Platinum Jubilee and The Future of the Monarchy.
I discussed Queen Elizabeth II, COVID-19 and royal duties during the pandemic with Merella Fernandez on the CTV News Channel.