Janet Davison

Janet Davison is a CBC senior writer and editor based in Toronto.

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THE ROYAL FASCINATOR

What's really going on behind palace walls?

As much as there may be curiosity about what's really going on behind palace walls, specific insights into day-to-day machinations within the House of Windsor are rare. And Prince Philip marks his 98th birthday.
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Why Prince Andrew got down to business in Toronto

Prince Andrew made a low-key visit to Canada, where he spent time encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship, and royal diplomacy will be on display as U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in the U.K. next week for a long-anticipated and controversial state visit.
Analysis

D-Day at 75: Why the beginning of the end of WWII resonates today

It was, in so many ways, the beginning of the end of the Second World War. But 75 years after D-Day, the significance of what unfolded after Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, still resonates today.
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Another royal wedding — but not so much pomp

There was a wedding in Windsor on Saturday, but there wasn't the pomp and pageantry — or controversy — to rival the other royal nuptials that have played out in the same place over the past year.
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Archie has arrived: From the baby's name to the big reveal, Meghan and Harry defy royal convention

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle presented their new son, Archie, to the world today. From the name they gave him to the way they announced his birth, it's clear they're charting their own path.
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Are Meghan and Harry really going to Africa?

There's still no official word on Prince Harry and Meghan's highly anticipated royal baby. But as the Baby Sussex waiting game has churned on, much speculation has also been swirling about what life will look like for the new family down the road.
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Are Harry and Meghan breaking tradition — or setting trends?

Much has been made of how Prince Harry and Meghan may be breaking with tradition when it comes to the pending arrival of their first child. But the history of royal births is full of different trends coming to the fore.
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Harry and Meghan's Instagram power play

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex set a record when they made their foray onto Instagram, and there's a new name with a rich royal pedigree emerging as a potential favourite for the baby they're expecting in the next few weeks.
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Victoria? James? Or Kylie? How the royal baby name could mix the trendy and the traditional

Feverish speculation surrounds potential names for Prince Harry and Meghan's first child, and Harry and his brother, William, go their separate ways.
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Why this crown prince came to Canada

Being royal takes on an a business tone as the heir to a northern European throne comes to a conference in Toronto, and the House of Windsor makes waves in the world of social media as it tries to fight trolls and gives Queen Elizabeth her first foray onto Instagram.
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'Ripped up the royal rule book': How Meghan is making waves

When the Duchess of Sussex turned up in New York City a few days ago, at first it seemed to be something of a surprise. But Meghan Markle’s decision to jet off on her own to the Big Apple for a baby shower with her celebrity friends may not be that unexpected after all.
Analysis

'Duelling duchesses' and a Game of Thrones script: Why the royal Christmas is under more scrutiny this year

After weeks of fevered tabloid speculation about tensions between younger members of the Royal Family, media attention will focus on how everyone appears to be getting along in public at Christmas.
Analysis

Princess Eugenie's wedding: Why these royal nuptials are courting controversy

Prince Andrew's daughter, Princess Eugenie, is set to marry Jack Brooksbank this Friday, in a celebration that is garnering some criticism - and, in ways, seems to mirror the wedding of her cousin and higher-profile royal, Prince Harry.
Analysis

'It's a disaster, really': How Meghan Markle's dad became a headache for the Royals

Tabloid tawdriness has swirled around the Royal Family every now and then for decades, but the negative attention focused on the father of Prince Harry's new wife Meghan has little precedent among Royal in-laws.
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A wedding like no other

From the moment Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became engaged, it seemed obvious their marriage would break new ground, but only so far.