I discussed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Global News. The couple, who appeared in the public together for the first time this week at the Invictus Games in Toronto, are conducting their relationship on their own terms, breaking from longstanding traditions concerning royal courtships, engagements and marriages.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
“Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been so open about the fact that they are dating, and have spoken about their relationship in this way,” noted Carolyn Harris, a Toronto-based royal historian and author of Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting. “(They) are conducting this relationship on their own terms.”
Click here to read “How Meghan Markle has broken almost every rule for royal girlfriends” at Global News
My latest article on the Dundurn Press blog is all about my recent Nova Scotia book tour. I discuss my readings, signings and lectures at the Box of Delights bookshop in Wolfville, the University of King’s College in Halifax and the Halifax Word on the Street Festival. The article includes a few of my photos from my travels in Nova Scotia!
Click here to read “Carolyn Harris at Word on the Street Halifax” on the Dundurn Press blog.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (photo credit: Hello! Magazine)
I discussed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Nicole Ireland at CBC News. In a break from royal tradition, Markle spoken openly about her relationship with Harry in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine.
I explained how Markle’s interview represents a break from royal tradition. Here’s an excerpt from my conversation with CBC News:
A public statement of any kind about romantic relationships is a departure from royal tradition, said Harris, who wrote Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting.
“In the past, the palace has not confirmed who members of the royal family are dating, only engagements,” she said.
Click here to read “Meghan Markle publicly confirms she and Prince Harry are ‘in love'” at CBC.ca
Diana, Princess of Wales at the Cannes film festival.
I discussed Diana, Princess of Wales with Janet Davidson at the CBC, leading up to the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death on August 31, 1997. Here’s an excerpt from the interview.
“Anniversaries of historical events often offer an opportunity to look back and reflect on them, says Carolyn Harris, a Toronto-based royal historian and author of the recently published Raising Royalty: 1,000 Years of Royal Parenting.
But Harris sees more in play here.
“It’s not simply a matter of looking back at how things were 20 years ago but that we’re seeing new perspectives on Diana’s passing, particularly the views of her sons.”
Click here to read the full article, “History repeating itself: How the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death put her back in the spotlight.”
I will be giving readings, delivering lectures and signing books in Wolfville and Halifax, Nova Scotia in September. All are welcome! Here’s the book tour schedule:
September 14, 7pm: I will be giving a reading from my new book, Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting at The Box of Delight’s Bookshop in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Book signing to follow. More information available here.
September 15, 2:30pm: I will be giving a lecture about my 2nd book, Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette for the Early Modern Studies Program at the University of King’s College in Halifax. Signed copies of all three of my books will be available for purchase. Click here for more information.
September 16, 12pm: I will be participating in the Word on Street Halifax festival, giving a presentation about my 3rd book, Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting at the Halifax Central Library. Book signing to follow. The full schedule for the festival is available here.
Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting has been reviewed on the History of Royal Women Blog.
Here’s an except of the review:
“The difficulty of raising children in such an unusual role in life is quite an interesting subject, and Carolyn Harris has even managed to build bridges between the different people to make it a flowing story. I would highly recommend this book.”
Click here to read the full review on the History of Royal Women blog
Prince Harry at the official press launch of Walking with the Wounded in 2010.
I discussed Prince Harry’s recent remarks about the monarchy with Janet Davison at CBC News. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
“Harry’s comments about how the Royal Family is “involved in modernizing the British monarchy” and how “we are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people” also conjured up memories of his grandfather.
“I think there are very striking similarities to Prince Philip’s comments in Canada in the 1960s about how monarchy exists for the people rather than for the monarch,” says Carolyn Harris, a Toronto-based royal historian and author of the recently published Raising Royalty: 1,000 Years of Royal Parenting.”
Click here to read the full interview: “‘Bit of a loose cannon’: Why Prince Harry’s musings on the monarchy may not be so surprising after all” at CBC.ca
I also discussed Prince Harry with 610CKTB radio St. Catharines. Click here to listen to the interview.
My 3rd book, Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting, has received a full page review in History of Royals Magazine in the UK.
“The book is a fascinating source of well researched information and a great addition to the shelves of royalists and historians alike. Trying to cram 1,000 years worth of knowledge into one book is no mean feat and Harris does it with flair, making the information easily digested.”
Click here to read the review of Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting in History of Royals Magazine
My latest interview about my new book Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting examines how royal parenting gained a negative reputation, why the book examines royal parenting over the course of a thousand years and what the biggest difference is between royal parenting in medieval times and modern times.
Click here to read “How Kings and Queens Raised Their Children” at Medievalists.net
King Edward III, who reigned from 1327-1377. The descendants of his five sons fought against each other in the Wars of the Roses.
In my recent article for Medievalists.net, I discuss medieval royal parents who made decisions that continue to shape the lives of royal children today. From Edgar the Peaceable and Elfrida, who created a defined royal family in the public eye more than one thousand years ago to Henry III and Eleanor Provence who popularized Edward, Beatrice and Margaret as royal names to Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, whose son Edward, the Black Prince was the first heir to the throne to become Duke of Cornwall, aspects of medieval royal parenting continue to be influential for the royal family in the twenty-first century.
Click here to read “10 Medieval Royal Parents Whose Decisions Influence the Lives of Royal Children Today” at Medievalists.net
For more about royal parents through the centuries, pick up a copy of my new book, Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting