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.

ABC News Australia Interview: Queen Elizabeth II said 1992 was her ‘annus horribilis’, or horrible year. But could this year have rivalled it?

I compared popular perceptions of Queen Elizabeth II and the monarchy in 1992 – the year the Queen considered to be her annus horribilus – and 2021 in an interview with ABC News Australia

Click here to read Queen Elizabeth II said 1992 was her ‘annus horribilis’, or horrible year. But could this year have rivalled it?

Global News Interview: Majority of Canadians want to ditch the British monarchy. How feasible is it?

I discussed polling data concerning the degree of support for the monarchy in Canada with Saba Aziz at Global News including the wording of polling questions and the complications that would accompany efforts to change Canada’s system of government.

Click here to read Majority of Canadians want to ditch the British monarchy. How feasible is it? at Global News

Subscribe by E-mail to the Carolyn Harris Royal Historian Newsletter

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Thank you for your interest in my writing and royal commentary! At the end of June 2021, this website will no longer send automatic e-mails after every new post. Instead, there will be a monthly e-newsletter with links to recent interviews and articles, and updates about future projects. The July 2021 newsletter will include links to new articles in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia as well as a podcast interview about Queen Marie Antoinette and the Affair of the Diamond Necklace.

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New Article in Reader’s Digest Canada: Meet Queen Elizabeth’s Great-Grandchildren, From Oldest to Youngest

On June 4, 2021 Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed a baby girl, Lilibet Diana. Lilibet is 8th in line to the throne and the youngest of Queen Elizabeth II’s eleven great-grandchildren. My new article in Reader’s Digest Canada discusses each of the Queen’s great-grandchildren including the origins of their names and where they stand in the line of succession.

Click here to read Meet Queen Elizabeth’s Great-Grandchildren, From Oldest to Youngest in Reader’s Digest Canada.

Eat North Interview: 4 historical food facts from royal train tours across Canada

I discussed food and dining during the 1901 royal tour of Canada by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (the future King George V and Queen Mary) and the 1939 royal tour of Canada by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Both royal couples crossed Canada by train, traveling from coast to coast and meeting Canadians from the across the country.

Click here to read “4 historical food facts from royal train tours across Canada” at Eat North

Click here for more information about my virtual lecture about Royal Train Tours of Canada for the Toronto Railway Museum at 6:30pm on April 21, 2021

My article in Zoomer Magazine: Many Royal Returns: Retracing Seven Decades of Prince Philip’s Visits to Canada

My article in Zoomer Magazine discusses the long history of Canadian royal tours by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh from the Second World War to the 21st Century.

Click here to read “Many Royal Returns: Retracing Seven Decades of Prince Philip’s Visits to Canada” in Zoomer Magazine

TIME Magazine Interview: Where Prince Philip’s Funeral Fits Into Royal History

I discussed the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the history of royal funerals with Olivia Waxman at TIME Magazine. Click here to read Where Prince Philip’s Funeral Fits Into Royal History in TIME Magazine

I also appeared on the Global News Morning Show earlier this week to discuss the arrangements for Prince Philip’s funeral and his long marriage to Queen Elizabeth II. Click here to watch the interview about Prince Philip’s Funeral Ceremony on Global News.

Town and Country Interview: Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Second Child Have a Royal Title?

I discussed royal titles with Chloe Foussianes at Town and Country Magazine. As the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan’s second child may be styled as Lady [First Name] Mountbatten-Windsor but as Archie does not use his father’s subsidiary title, The Earl of Dumbarton, it seems unlikely that his younger sister will use a title and will simply be known as Miss [First Name] Mountbatten-Windsor.

Click here to read “Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Second Child Have a Royal Title?” in Town and Country Magazine.