Category: Arianne Chernock

The Next ‘Downton’? PBS Pushes ‘Victoria’

Wall Street Journal Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences Historians say Queen Victoria never made a move on Lord Melbourne, her first prime minister, but that hasn’t stopped fans of a new period drama based on her life from wishing she had… Expert quote: “There’s a kind of explicit nostalgia for the stability and […]

Prince William Appears on the Cover of Attitude, a Gay Magazine

New York Times (subscription required) Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences After meeting with a group of gay people who said they had been bullied, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, appeared on the cover of Attitude, a gay magazine, and urged young people to report instances of abuse to an adult… Expert quote: […]

Tiaras and crowns: A look at the headpieces of the British royalty

Today.com Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences Children dressing up as princesses know that an outfit isn’t complete without the crowning glory: a tiara adorned with as much bling as possible… Expert quote: “Anyone can wear a tiara, assuming it’s the right occasion. Crowns, however, connote state power.” View full article

Queen Elizabeth’s latest crowning achievement: longest-reigning British monarch

Today.com Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences Long live Queen Elizabeth! The royal ruler became the longest-reigning monarch in British history on Wednesday, overtaking the record previously held by her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria… Expert quote: “She has stayed the course. It’s not that every year has been successful for her and for her family, […]

The Conversation US – Arianne Chernock

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 […]

The British Royals Are Here, But Do Americans Care?

Newsweek Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences 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 […]

Prince George’s godparents revealed

Today.com Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences Prince William and his wife Kate asked seven people to be godparents for their son ahead of a low-key christening ceremony on Wednesday… Expert quote: “I think their choice of godparents signals the couple’s desire to strike a balance between tradition and innovation — in their approach […]