Canada’s History Magazine Panel: The Future of the Crown in Canada

I discussed the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022) and the future of the Crown in Canada during the reign of King Charles III in a panel discussion with Canada’s History Magazine

Click here to watch “The Future of the Crown in Canada” at Canada’s History Magazine

CBC News Interview: The royal highs and lows of 2022 — and a look ahead to 2023

I discussed key royal events from the year 2022 with Janet Davison from CBC News including Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee and the accession of King Charles III as well as events that will take place in 2023 such as the coronation of King Charles III.

Click here to read “The royal highs and lows of 2022 — and a look ahead to 2023” in the CBC News Royal Fascinator newsletter.

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”

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Princess Margaret

In my latest article for the Canadian Encyclopedia, I discuss the life and legacy of Princess Margaret including her tours of Canada and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.

Click here to read my article about Princess Margaret in the Canadian Encyclopedia

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

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.