New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: 10 Interesting Facts About Queen Elizabeth II

My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Queen Elizabeth II, discussing key facts from her reign including her birthplace and the number of wedding gifts that she received when she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947

Click here to read 10 Interesting Facts About Queen Elizabeth II in the Canadian Encyclopedia

CBC News: Royal Family’s attempt to get distance from Prince Andrew is an act of self-preservation

I discussed Prince Andrew’s reputation, the Duchess of Cambridge’s 40th birthday photographs and the monarchy in 2022 with Janet Davison at CBC News.

Click here to read “Royal Family’s attempt to get distance from Prince Andrew” is an act of self-preservation in the CBC News Royal Fascinator newsletter.

New Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Prince Rupert of the Rhine

My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Prince Rupert of the Rhine, First Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The article discusses his eventful life as a prince in exile, royalist general, privateer, artist and scientist in addition to his involvement in the Royal African Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company.

Click here to read my article about Prince Rupert of the Rhine in the Canadian Encyclopedia

New Reader’s Digest Canada Article: Prince Charles’s 10 Most Memorable Royal Visits to Canada

My new article in Reader’s Digest Canada discusses ten of the most memorable tours of Canada by Prince Charles (HRH The Prince of Wales) from the 100th anniversary of the province of Manitoba in 1970 to the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation in 2017.

Click here to read “Prince Charles’s 10 Most Memorable Royal Visits to Canada” in Reader’s Digest Canada

Winter 2022 Online Course: Behind the Crown: The Monarchy from Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II

My new eight week online course at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies starts Wednesday January 12, 2022. Click here for more information and to register.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

The year 2022 marks Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne. It’s an opportunity to look back on the social, political and cultural changes during her long reign.  The personal lives of royalty are a popular subject for fiction in novels, films and TV series but the real history is more interesting. Each generation of royalty must respond to the challenges of their times to keep the monarchy relevant and engaged with public opinion. Join Carolyn Harris, historian, commentator and author of Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting for a lively discussion of the history, politics and cultural significance of the monarchy in the UK and Canada.

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Reader’s Digest Interview: Queen Elizabeth II: 33 Facts About Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

I discussed royal parenting and the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II with Tina Donvito at Readers’ Digest including the long separations between royal parents and children during mid 20th century Commonwealth tours and royal education.

Click here to read Queen Elizabeth II: 33 Facts About Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

ABC News Australia Interview: Queen Elizabeth II said 1992 was her ‘annus horribilis’, or horrible year. But could this year have rivalled it?

I compared popular perceptions of Queen Elizabeth II and the monarchy in 1992 – the year the Queen considered to be her annus horribilus – and 2021 in an interview with ABC News Australia

Click here to read Queen Elizabeth II said 1992 was her ‘annus horribilis’, or horrible year. But could this year have rivalled it?

CBC News Interview: Shadows of a difficult 2021 loom over Royal Family ahead of next year’s Platinum Jubilee

I discussed changes within the royal family in 2021 including the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the press attention directed toward junior members of the royal family in a recent interview with Janet Davison for the CBC News Royal Fascinator Newsletter.

Click here to read “Shadows of a difficult 2021 loom over Royal Family ahead of next year’s Platinum Jubilee” at CBC News