Updated Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Prince William (HRH The Duke of Cambridge)

I have updated my Canadian Encyclopedia article about Prince William to include recent royal engagements and the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to read Prince William (HRH The Duke of Cambridge) in the Canadian Encyclopedia

New CBC News Interview: Prince Charles condemns ‘terrible’ Russian aggression as royals stand with Ukraine

In this week’s edition of the CBC News The Royal Fascinator newsletter, I discussed recent royal news including responses by members of the royal family to Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine and the Queen’s health in the aftermath of her COVID-19 diagnosis.

Click here to read Prince Charles condemns ‘terrible’ Russian aggression as royals stand with Ukraine at CBC News

New Reader’s Digest Article: What Are the Plans for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Canada?

In my latest article for Reader’s Digest Canada, I discuss the history of royal jubilee traditions in the reign of King George III, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II and the current plans for jubilee celebrations in Canada in the spring and summer of 2022.

Click here to read “What are the plans for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Canada” in Reader’s Digest Canada

English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty books now available for pre-order

Two of the volumes in the English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty series are now available for pre-order. More information is available here:

Later Plantagenet and Wars of the Roses Consorts: Power, Influence and Dynasty, edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, J. L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer and Elena Woodacre, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

Tudor and Stuart Consorts: Power, Influence and Dynasty, edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, J. L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer and Elena Woodacre, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

Heritage Mississauga Podcast: Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

In honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s historic platinum jubilee, I discussed the history of royal jubilees with Matthew Wilkinson at Heritage Mississauga.

Click here to watch “Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee with Dr. Carolyn Harris” at Heritage Mississauga

Royal Studies Podcast: Royal Jubilees

In the first episode of the 2022 Royal Studies Podcast, I discussed the history of royal jubilees with Dr. Elena Woodacre, editor-in-chief of The Royal Studies Journal, including the Golden Jubilee of King George III in 1809-1810, the Golden and Diamond Jubilees of Queen Victoria in 1887 and 1897 and the Silver, Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilees of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977, 2002, 2012 and 2022.

Click here to listen to the Royal Jubilees episode of The Royal Studies Podcast

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: 10 Memorable Royal Tours of Canada

My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia discusses 10 Royal Tours of Canada from Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn’s tour of Upper Canada in the 1790s to royal tours in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Click here to read 10 Memorable Royal Tours of Canada in the Canadian Encyclopedia

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee – 2002

One of my new articles in the Canadian Encyclopedia looks back to Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee 20 years ago including the tour of Canada by the Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in October, 2002.

Click here to read Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee – 2002 in the Canadian Encyclopedia