TIME Magazine Interview: Harry & Meghan Tries to Offer a History Lesson on Race. Here’s What It Says

I discussed the history of the Commonwealth and discussions of race and racism in the Harry and Meghan documentary on Netflix – including moments from Harry’s past that were left out of the series – in an interview with Olivia Waxman at TIME History.

Click here to read “Harry & Meghan Tries to Offer a History Lesson on Race. Here’s What It Says”

Canadian Press Interview: A look at the Canadian content in ‘Harry & Meghan’Canadian Press Interview:

In an interview with Cassandra Szklarski at the Canadian Press, I discussed portrayals of Toronto and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s time in Canada as presented in the recent Netflix documentary, “Harry and Meghan.”

Click here to read “A look at the Canadian content in ‘Harry & Meghan’” in the Toronto Star

CBC News Interview: Why Harry is Raising Eyebrows Again?

For this week’s CBC News Royal Fascinator Newsletter, I discussed Prince Harry’s recent remarks about the Queen and the continuing press coverage of Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex. I also discussed the itinerary for the May 2022 Platinum Jubilee tour of Canada by Charles and Camilla, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Click here to read “Why Prince Harry is raising eyebrows again” in the CBC 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.


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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Recent CTV Interview: Queen Cancels Appearance on Remembrance Sunday

I discussed the Queen’s absence from the Remembrance Sunday ceremony in London in an interview with CTV News. Click here to watch the interview

I also discussed the legal proceedings concerning Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the press on CTV News. Click here to watch the segment.