CBC News Interview: Prince William steps it up on the world stage as Catherine makes a long-awaited appearance

I discussed the Prince of Wales’s expanded public profile including the recent D-Day commemorations, the Princess of Wales’s presence at the annual Trooping the Colour parade and Princess Anne’s forthcoming visit to Canada with Janet Davison for The Royal Fascinator Newsletter at CBC News.

Click here to read “Prince William steps it up on the world stage as Catherine makes a long-awaited appearance” at CBC News

New Review of Later Plantagenet and the Wars of the Roses Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty in the Royal Studies Journal

Later Plantagenet and the Wars of the Roses Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty, edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, J.L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer and Elena Woodacre has been reviewed by Michelle L. Beer in the latest issue of the Royal Studies Journal.

“As an introduction to queenship during this period and recent scholarship, the biographical chapters will be useful to scholars looking to begin or brush up their learning about medieval queens. For those looking to pursue the topic further, the themes, connections, and arguments in the articles noted above might serve to provoke new lines of inquiry and inspire the next generation of queenship studies.” – Michelle Beer, The Royal Studies Journal

Click here to download and read the new review of Later Plantagenet and the Wars of the Roses Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty in The Royal Studies Journal.

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My review in the Royal Studies Journal of British Royal Weddings: From the Stuarts to the Early Twentieth Century by Mattias Range

I reviewed British Royal Weddings: From the Stuarts to the Early Twentieth Century by Mattias Range in the latest issue of the Royal Studies Journal.

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New Review of Hanoverian to Windsor Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty in The Royal Studies Journal

Hanoverian to Windsor Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty, co-edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, J.L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer and Elena Woodacre has been reviewed by Amy-Jo Humphries at the University of Liverpool in The Royal Studies Journal.


“As well as the introductory and concluding chapters, Carolyn Harris provides vital contextual chapters for each section that highlights the similarities and differences between each consort and emphasises the value of bringing these individuals together in one volume…Carolyn Harris‚Äôs final chapter then looks to the present and future by drawing on the legacies of previous consorts to contextualise the roles of Camilla Shand and Catherine Middleton. The inclusion of the latter, in anticipation of her future role as queen consort, is welcome and will hopefully serve as a basis for future academic study. This collection builds a clear picture of the changes that have occurred within the monarchy since the eighteenth-century. It is a highly valuable collection, one which has broken ground for future research in eminently interesting and often understudied consorts.”

Click here to read the review of Hanoverian to Windsor Consorts: Power, Influence and Dynasty in the Royal Studies Journal.

CBC Radio Interview: Portrait in Time

On May 24 (Queen Victoria’s birthday), I discussed the recent royal portraits of King Charles III and the Princess of Wales with 15 CBC radio stations from coast to coast to coast!

Here is my conversation with CBC Radio Whitehorse, Yukon. Click here to listen to Portrait in Time

CBC News Network’s Linda Ward speaks with royal expert Carolyn Harris

On Victoria Day weekend, I discussed King Charles III and his sons with Linda Ward on the CBC News Network comparing King Charles III’s reign with the reign of Queen Victoria’s eldest son, King Edward VII.

Click here to watch “CBC News Network’s Linda Ward speaks with royal expert Carolyn Harris”

CBC News Interview: A rare royal double act from King Charles and Prince William as rift with Prince Harry drags on

I discussed King Charles III, Prince William and Prince Harry with Janet Davison at CBC News

Click here to read “A rare royal double act from King Charles and Prince William as rift with Prince Harry drags on” in The Royal Fascinator newsletter.

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood (HRH The Princess Royal)

My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood (HRH The Princess Royal)

Princess Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary, Countess of Harewood (HRH The Princess Royal) (born 25 April 1897 in Norfolk, United Kingdom; died 28 March 1965 in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom). Princess Mary was the third child and only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, the younger sister of King Edward VIII and King George VI and the great-aunt of King Charles III. Mary was president of The Girl Guides Association (now known as Girlguiding) from 1920 to 1965. She was colonel-in-chief of The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s), the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. She also represented her niece Queen Elizabeth II on three official tours of Canada in 1955, 1962 and 1964.

Click here to read my article about Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood (HRH The Princess Royal) in the Canadian Encyclopedia

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Hilda Marion Neatby

My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Hilda Marion Neatby.

Neatby was the first woman to lead a university history department in Canada and the first female president of the Canadian Historical Association (CHA). She was also the only woman to serve on the Massey Commission. In 1967, she was chosen as Saskatchewan’s Woman of the Century and became a Companion of the Order of Canada. Since 1982, the CHA has awarded the Hilda Neatby Prize for women’s history.

Click here to read my article about Hilda Marion Neatby in the Canadian Encyclopedia.