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The Conversation US – Arianne Chernock

March 20th, 2015 in 2015, Arianne Chernock, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, The Conversation US 0 comments

Why do Americans fawn over British royalty?

Arianne Chernock, Boston University

When Charles and Camilla toured the nation’s capital this week, they “wowed” the adoring Americans they encountered, according to Reuters.

Sure, there wasn’t quite the same degree of enthusiasm as there was for last December’s visit of William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. (What could top the sight of Wills and Kate chatting it up with Jay Z and Beyoncé?) But there was a real buzz nonetheless.

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The British Royals Are Here, But Do Americans Care?

December 8th, 2014 in 2014, Arianne Chernock, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Newsweek 0 comments

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, known colloquially as Will and Kate, arrived in New York on Sunday for a whirlwind three-day trip, delighting those Americans with romantic notions of what it’s like to be British monarchy while leaving those with a more cynical outlook wondering, “What’s the big deal?”…

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“If there wasn’t some sort of fundamental connection, it would be difficult to say that there’d be the same kind of emotional attachment. A lot of Americans do feel that connection.”

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A fairytale in New York for our royals

December 6th, 2014 in 2014, Arianne Chernock, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences

If the Duke of Cambridge were to walk into Cathy Dault’s Manhattan flat during his trip to New York next week, the first face he would see would be his own…

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“Because it’s not our royal family, Americans can romanticise the institution in a way that is unavailable to many Britons.”

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British are ready to rule U.S. TV sets this summer

June 12th, 2014 in 2014, Arianne Chernock, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences

Paul Revere said they were coming, but he probably didn’t think they would keep coming and coming. Yet another British invasion, this time of the TV order, is setting in on America this summer…

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“There is a long history and we sometimes have cultural amnesia about it. Americans have always had this strange fascination with the British monarchy. Even though America severed ties with Britain, that was one aspect we marveled at from afar..and with our distance from it, we can have a less complicated relationship to it. It becomes a fantasy.”

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Prince George’s godparents revealed

October 23rd, 2013 in 2013, Arianne Chernock, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Today.com 0 comments

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Prince William and his wife Kate asked seven people to be godparents for their son ahead of a low-key christening ceremony on Wednesday…

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“I think their choice of godparents signals the couple’s desire to strike a balance between tradition and innovation — in their approach to being royalty, in their parenting style, in their general sensibility.”

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A Male Heir, but a Throne Fit for Queens

July 30th, 2013 in 2013, Arianne Chernock, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences

There was a certain irony in the birth of a male heir to the British crown last week: For the first time in history, a baby girl would have become future queen irrespective of any future brothers after succession rules were made gender-neutral earlier this year…

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“The very example of these two prominent queens prepared Britons for Thatcher.”

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Royal Baby Named George Alexander Louis

July 25th, 2013 in 2013, Arianne Chernock, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences

The royal baby of Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was named George Alexander Louis…

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“The monarchy is one of the few remaining points of connection to a very long, deep and storied past. [Thus,] these names are symbolic. It’s similar to naming a pope.”

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A Retirement Policy Would Undermine the Crown

July 25th, 2013 in 2013, Arianne Chernock, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York Times, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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The royal baby is finally here! Let the merchandizing begin!…

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Will and Kate as Parents: Following Diana’s Lead

July 24th, 2013 in 2013, Arianne Chernock, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences

When Prince Charles was only 2, his mother, Princess Elizabeth, left him to celebrate Christmas with his grandparents while she visited her husband, who was stationed in Malta…

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“Prince William benefited from Diana’s attempts to provide a normal childhood.”

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The Royal Name Game

July 22nd, 2013 in 2013, Arianne Chernock, CNN, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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