CBC News Interview: Harry and Meghan get their freedom, but at what cost?

I discussed the history of royalty residing in Canada and the questions that still remain for Harry and Meghan’s future role, in an interview with Janet Davison at CBC News.

Click here to read “Harry and Meghan get their freedom, but at what cost?”

Following the January 18 announcement from Buckingham Palace that Harry and Meghan will no longer use the titles of HRH and step back entirely from royal duties, I discussed possible security arrangements going forward with the Canadian Press.

Click here to read “Royal deal clears way for Harry, Meghan part-time Canada move: experts” in the National Post

CBC News Interview: Queen says Harry and Meghan will spend time in both Canada and U.K.

Earlier this week, I discussed Queen Elizabeth II’s announcement that Harry and Meghan planned to spend time in both the United Kingdom and Canada and answered questions about what this period of transition would mean for the royal couple and the monarchy.

Click here to watch “Queen says Harry and Meghan will spend time in both Canada and U.K.” on the CBC News Network

My recent interviews about Harry and Meghan on CNN and CBC: The Current

I discussed how Canadians have responded to Harry and Meghan’s plans to spend part of their time in Canada with CNN

Click here to watch “Canadians ready to welcome Duke and Duchess of Sussex” at CNN

I was also interviewed by CBC: The Current as one of a panel of three royal commentators to discuss how Harry and Meghan have been portrayed in the media and how they will be received in Canada.

Click here to listen to The Current

My latest interview with Janet Davison at CBC News discusses how questions of money as well as popular opinion will shape Harry and Meghan’s experiences in Canada

Click here to read “Why a ‘curious interest’ and questions of money loom over Harry and Meghan coming to Canada”

Washington Post Interview: Canada greets possible move of Harry and Meghan with a shrug

I discussed the speculation that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend at least part of the year in Canada with the Washington Post. The interview included perceptions of the monarchy in Canada and the differences between the Canadian and British press.

Click here to read “Canada greets possible move of Harry and Meghan with a shrug” in the Washington Post

CBC Power and Politics Interview: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to ‘step back’ from senior royal duties

I discussed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family with Vassy Kapelos at CBC Power and Politics, along with royal correspondent Katie Nicholl.

Click here to watch Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to ‘step back’ from senior royal duties at CBC Power and Politics

I also discussed the popular reaction to Harry and Meghan’s decision with Janet Davison at CBC News.

Click here to read “Harry and Meghan: Palace anger, ‘betrayal’ and no precedent for what happens next.”

Recent Interviews Concerning Harry and Meghan in The Times, Time Magazine, Global News and Other Publications

Here are links to some of my recent interviews concerning the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their announcement to step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family. More interviews to follow in the next week!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2020

January 11, 2020 What would life be like in Canada (The Times)

January 11, 2020 Meghan’s hasty return to Canada raises speculation of semi‑exile with Harry (The Times)

January 9, 2020 Harry and Meghan: America entranced by latest royal plot twist (The Times)

January 9, 2020 What happens now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want better work-life balance (CNBC)

January 9, 2020 ‘This Is Something New.’ Here’s How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Surprising ‘Step Back’ Fits Into Royals History (Time Magazine)

January 9, 2020 What’s next for the monarchy after Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ‘step back’ from royal duties (Global News)

January 9, 2020 A ‘big surprise’ and a lot of questions: Why Harry and Meghan’s new life is anything but clear (CBC News)

January 8, 2020 Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Change Royal Roles With Partial Move To North America (Huffington Post Canada)

My Globe and Mail Article: Long may it reign: Forget about Harry and Meghan, the monarchy always comes first

My recent article in the Globe and Mail discusses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step back from their role, examples of royalty who have stepped away from a life of public engagements in the past, and the history of the monarchy as an enduring and evolving institution.

Click here to read “Long may it reign: Forget about Harry and Meghan, the monarchy always comes first” in the Globe and Mail

CBC News Interview: A ‘big surprise’ and a lot of questions: Why Harry and Meghan’s new life is anything but clear

I discussed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s announcement that they intend to step back from full time royal duties with Janet Davison at CBC News. Here is an excerpt from the interview:

“Harry and Meghan said they plan to “step back” as senior members of the Royal Family, work toward becoming financially independent and “balance” their time between the United Kingdom and North America.

Carolyn Harris, a Toronto-based royal author and historian, found the timing of the announcement quite unexpected.

“It was a big surprise that this announcement was made,” she said.

“Harry and Meghan had returned from Canada, had visited Canada House, had visited one of Meghan’s charities and seemed to be returning to royal duties after a six-week pause, so it seemed like they had stepped back into public life, and then this announcement took place.” “

Click here to read “A ‘big surprise’ and a lot of questions: Why Harry and Meghan’s new life is anything but clear” at CBC News

I also discussed Harry and Meghan on CBC The National

Huffington Post Interview: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Change Royal Roles With Partial Move To North America

I discussed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step back from the role of senior members of the royal family with Maija Kappler at Huffington Post Canada. The announcement makes clear that the royal couple intends to engage with the public on their own terms and focus on the causes most important to them. Harry and Meghan have also expressed a desire for financial independence in the future and it remains to be seen how their future careers will unfold in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. I have discussed these developments with a number of media outlets and more interviews will be posted here in the next few days.

Click here to read “Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Change Royal Roles With Partial Move To North America” at the Huffington Post Canada

Upcoming Guest Lecture: Royal Weddings from Victoria and Albert to Harry and Meghan – December 16, Toronto Public Library

Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Toronto Public Library S. Walter Stewart Branch 170 Memorial Park Ave.

Royal weddings have been the focus of popular fascination for centuries. Queen Victoria popularized the white wedding dress and her descendants have also exerted a profound influence on how marriages are celebrated around the world. Join Carolyn Harris, author of ‘Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting,‘ for a lively history of royal weddings from Victorian times until today.

Drop in. No registration required.

Click here for more information