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.
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.
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
I discussed royal events in 2021 and the challenges faced by the royal family in the past year with CTV News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.