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

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

People Magazine Interview: Inside The Secret Life of Royal Nannies

I discussed royal nannies during the lifetime of Queen Elizabeth II with Philip Boucher at People Magazine, including their roles and responsibilities in the royal household and how they are recommended to royal parents.

Click here to read The Secret Life of Royal Nannies in People Magazine

CJAD 800 Montreal Radio Interview: A majority of Canadians want to ditch the monarchy. Can this be done?

I discussed popular perceptions of the monarchy in Canada and the place of the monarchy in the Canadian constitution on the Elias Makos show on CJAD 800. Since Barbados transitioned from constitutional monarchy to republic in the past month, there has been discussion and debate concerning Canada’s relationship with the monarchy.

Click here to listen to A majority of Canadians want to ditch the monarchy. Can this be done?

CBC News Interview: Preparing to do more: Barbados visit reflects evolving role of Prince Charles in royal transition

I discussed the Prince of Wales, the emergence of a republic in Barbados and the monarchy in transition with Janet Davison at CBC News. We also discussed the upcoming royal Christmas and Queen Elizabeth II’s close ties to her extended family.

Click here to read Preparing to do more: Barbados visit reflects evolving role of Prince Charles in royal transition in the CBC News Royal Fascinator Newsletter

Recent CTV Interview: Queen Cancels Appearance on Remembrance Sunday

I discussed the Queen’s absence from the Remembrance Sunday ceremony in London in an interview with CTV News. Click here to watch the interview

I also discussed the legal proceedings concerning Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the press on CTV News. Click here to watch the segment.

Vulture Magazine Interview: Is Sally Hawkins’s Spencer Character Based on a Real Person?

I discussed Diana, Princess of Wales and her relationship with her household in an interview with Matthew Jacobs at Vulture Magazine, examining the historical circumstances that inspired the new Spencer movie.

Click here to read “Is Sally Hawkins’s Spencer Character Based on a Real Person?” in Vulture Magazine