What do you want to know about this month’s royal visit to Canada?

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It’s not a normal day for the Royal Fascinator to appear, but before the visit to Canada by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, May 17-19, we wanted to encourage you to contact us.

We are interested in hearing from Canadians of all backgrounds and perspectives on the monarchy, especially those who are young, diverse, Indigenous, or who don’t care much about the monarchy.

Email [email protected] with any answers you may have to the following questions:

  • What do you want to know about the royal visit?

  • If you had the chance, what would you ask Prince Charles?

  • What kind of ties do you want Canada to have with the monarchy?

Your answers can help inform our coverage!

Royally citable

“No one is immune to anxiety and depression during this time.”

– Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, talk in a video about experiences people have during pregnancy, childbirth, and the first months and years of a child’s life. Kate made the comment last week as she became patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, a UK-wide charity and network of over 100 organisations. She also noted that 20% of women in the UK are said to suffer from perinatal mental illness.

Royal readings

  1. One of Queen Elizabeth’s signature Platinum Jubilee moments won’t include Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. They won’t be part of the Royal Family’s look on the balcony from Buckingham Palace in the beginning of celebrations beginning of next month. A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said they and their children will attend Jubilee celebrations marking the Queen’s 70 years as monarch. [ITV, Guardian, BBC]

  2. netflix fell Meghan’s animated series, Pearl, as well as two other children’s animated series, amid subscriber losses. [CBC]

  3. queen elizabeth will not attend royal garden parties this year but will be represented by other members of his family. Over the past few months, she has encountered mobility issues and skipped several events, but has held virtual sessions and met guests at her royal residences. Buckingham Palace said she plans to attend the official opening of the British Parliament next week. [The Guardian, BBC]

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