Toronto Star Interview: When it comes to the British royal family, Canadians prefer the Netflix version

I discussed The Crown series on Netflix with Susan Delacourt at the Toronto Star, focusing on the uneven coverage of Commonwealth history and the complete absence of Canadian royal tours from the series.

Click here to read “When it comes to the British royal family, Canadians prefer the Netflix version” in The Toronto Star

The interview also appears in the St. Catharines Standard

New Reader’s Digest Canada Article: 10 of the Most Memorable Royal Tours of Canada

My new online article for Readers Digest Canada is about 10 Memorable Royal Tours of Canada from the past 100 Years. Although there have not been any Canadian royal tours portrayed in the Netflix series The Crown, the royal family has spent a lot of time in Canada over the past century.

Click here to read 10 of the Most Memorable Royal Tours of Canada at Reader’s Digest Canada

AM640 Toronto Interview: ‘The Crown’ should be marked as fiction by Netflix, says Britain’s culture minister

I was interviewed about the controversies surrounding Season 4 of The Crown on Netflix on the radio by Greg Brady at Global News AM640 Toronto. We also discussed about royal use of social media, royal finances and attitudes toward the monarchy in Canada.

Click here to listen to ‘The Crown’ should be marked as fiction by Netflix, says Britain’s culture minister at AM640 Toronto.

CBC Ontario Morning Interview: The fourth season of the Netflix series ‘The Crown’

I discussed Season 4 of the Netflix series The Crown on CBC Ontario Morning including how the series fictionalizes historical events, the portrayals of historical figures such as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the influence of Shakespeare’s history plays on the structure of some of the episodes and the Canadian royal tours that took place in the 1980s but do not appear in the series.

Click here to listen to “Author and historian Carolyn Harris talks about the fourth season of the Netflix series ‘The Crown’ and how accurate the show is in its depiction of people and events.” at CBC Ontario Morning. (Interview begins around 9 minutes after the beginning of the segment).

CBC Ottawa Morning Interview: Dissecting the historical drama in season four of The Crown

I discussed Season 4 of The Crown series on Netflix with Robyn Bresnahan on CBC Ottawa Morning including the blend of fact and fiction in the drama, the Canadian tours that are not portrayed in the series, and major themes including the British class system and the experience of living as a member of the royal family in the shadow of the crown.

Click here to listen to “Dissecting the historical drama in season four of The Crown” at CBC Ottawa Morning

New Interviews about Season 4 of The Crown on Netflix for NBC and Le Figaro

I discussed Season 4 of The Crown on Netflix with NBC News and Le Figaro including the portrayals of the Queen, Margaret Thatcher and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Click here to read ‘The Crown’ season 4: Did Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher get along? at NBC News

Parade Magazine Interview: How Accurate Is The Crown?

I discussed The Crown series on Netflix with Tina Donvito at Parade Magazine, analyzing the historical background for the series and the key themes that emerge in this fictional interpretation of the Queen’s reign.

Click here to read “How Accurate Is The Crown? An Expert Fact-Checks the Show To Reveal the Real History of the Royal Family” in Parade Magazine 

CBC News Interview: Becoming Diana: Emma Corrin on playing the Princess of Wales in Season 4 of The Crown

In an interview with Janet Davison at CBC News, I discussed screen portrayals of Diana, Princess of Wales and the challenges that arise in fictional depictions of Diana’s life for TV and film.

Click here to read “Becoming Diana: Emma Corrin on playing the Princess of Wales in Season 4 of The Crown” at CBC News

CBC News Interview: Why Harry and Meghan have a ‘long road ahead’ with Netflix

I discussed Harry and Meghan’s Netflix deal, Camilla’s charity work and the history of royal philanthropy with Janet Davison at CBC News for this week’s Royal Fascinator newsletter.

Click here to read “Why Harry and Meghan have a ‘long road ahead’ with Netflix” at CBC News

CBC News Interview: Not so much of The Crown

I discussed the future of The Crown series on Netflix with Janet Davison for the CBC News Royal Fascinator newsletter. Peter Morgan, the creator of the hit series, has announced that there will be only 5 seasons rather than 6. Since each season dramatizes a decade or less of the lives of Queen Elizabeth II, her family and her Prime Ministers, it is unlikely that the program will cover events in the 21st century. This week’s Royal Fascinator newsletter also discusses the future of the royal family in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth after Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back from royal duties and a royal scandal in Luxembourg.

Click here to read “Not so much of The Crown” in “Who will step up for Harry and Meghan?,” this week’s Royal Fascinator newsletter at CBC News