Women and Home Magazine Interview: How the Duchess of Cambridge’s interests are preparing her for life as Queen

I discussed the Duchess of Cambridge’s hobbies and interests including music, art, tennis and photography with Laura Harman at Women and Home magazine.

Click here to read “How the Duchess of Cambridge’s interests are preparing her for life as Queen” in Women and Home magazine.

CBC News Interview: What should a royal visit look like? Why William and Kate’s recent trip might spark change for future tours

I discussed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Platinum Jubilee tour of the Caribbean and the recent memorial service for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with Janet Davison at CBC News.

Click here to read “What should a royal visit look like? Why William and Kate’s recent trip might spark change for future tours” in the CBC News Royal Fascinator newsletter.

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 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

CBC News: Royal Family’s attempt to get distance from Prince Andrew is an act of self-preservation

I discussed Prince Andrew’s reputation, the Duchess of Cambridge’s 40th birthday photographs and the monarchy in 2022 with Janet Davison at CBC News.

Click here to read “Royal Family’s attempt to get distance from Prince Andrew” is an act of self-preservation in the CBC News Royal Fascinator newsletter.

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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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