Smithsonian Magazine Interview: Why 1992 Was Such a ‘Horrible Year’ for Elizabeth II and the Royal Family

I discussed Queen Elizabeth II’s annus horribilis in 1992 with Meilan Solly at Smithsonian Magazine including the breakdowns of the marriages of three of the Queen’s four children, the fire at Windsor Castle and how these events are being dramatized in Season 5 of The Crown on Netflix.

Click here to read Why 1992 Was Such a ‘Horrible Year’ for Elizabeth II and the Royal Family in Smithsonian Magazine

CBC News Interview: Mixing royal fact and fiction: Why the next season of The Crown is facing more controversy

I discussed Season 5 of The Crown on Netflix, which will be released on November 9, including why this season is more controversial than previous seasons, and how the priorities of historical fiction are different from those of historical scholarship.

Click here to read “Mixing royal fact and fiction: Why the next season of The Crown is facing more controversy” in The Royal Fascinator newsletter at CBC News

I also recently discussed the accession of King Charles III and The Monarchy in Canada with CBC Kids

My interview with CBC Airplay: What Is Queen Elizabeth II’s Legacy to Canada?

Royal Studies Podcast: English Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty

I discussed the English Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty series with co-editors Elena Woodacre, Aidan Norrie, and Joanna Laynesmith on the Royal Studies Podcast including key themes in the history royal consorts, and the challenges of co-editing a book series that includes chapters on every English/British royal consort from 1066 to the present day!

Click here to listen to English Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty on the Royal Studies Podcast

Click here to purchase the first volume in the series to be published: Tudor and Stuart Consorts: Power, Influence and Dynasty, edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, J. L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer and Elena Woodacre.

Rabble Radio Podcast Interview: Keep Calm and Carry On: Reviewing the Royals in Canada

I discussed the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II and popular perceptions of the royal family in Canada with Rabble Radio.

Click here to listen to Keep Calm and Carry On: Reviewing the Royals in Canada

Globe and Mail Interview: When it comes to revealing books about the Royal Family, biographers have come up short on Queen Elizabeth

I discussed royal biographies and memoirs with Wendy Kaur in the Globe and Mail

For more about royal memoirs, see my recent article in Reader’s Digest Canada

CBC News and Canada Talks Interviews about the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

I discussed the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and the history of royal funeral traditions with CBC News and Canada Talks radio.

Click here to listen to Britain Bids Farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on CBC The Current

Click here to listen to Carolyn Harris on The Queen’s Funeral on Canada Talks

Click here to read “The Queen’s funeral represents a look back in memory and ahead in transition” at CBC.ca

Click here to listen to Royal Funerals at the Future of the Monarchy in Canada on CBC Radio Airplay

CBC Front Burner Podcast Interview: Queen Elizabeth at the end of an empire

I discussed the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II and the transition from British Empire to Commonwealth of equal nations on the CBC Front Burner podcast.

Click here to listen to Queen Elizabeth at the end of an empire on CBC Front Burner