I discussed the state visit to France by King Charles III and Queen Camilla as well as Prince William’s visit to New York with Janet Davison at CBC News. I also discussed the recent podcast episode about the royal family’s rugby patronages, featuring William and Catherine, Prince and Princess of Wales and Princess Anne.
Along with historians Sarah Gristwood and Coryne Hall, I discussed the history of the relationship between the United Kingdom and France, as well the significance of the Palace of Versailles, in an interview with Isabella Jewell at Monocle Radio.
I will be teaching an eight week course on Tuesday afternoons in October-November 2023 at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies – Behind the Crown: The Monarchy from Victoria to Charles III. Click here for more information and to register.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
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.
I will be delivering a lecture on Royalty and Popular Culture: Fact, Fiction and the Crown, examining portrayals of the monarchy in historical films, plays and novels as part of the University Lecture series at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. I will be speaking in Oakville on October 2, Markham on October 5 and Toronto on November 3.
In an extended interview with Katie Boyden at Metro UK, I discussed Queen Elizabeth II’s popularity and how past monarchs were viewed – favourably and unfavourably – by the public, both during their reigns and afterward. Kings and Queens discussed in the interview include Queen Victoria and Richard III.
I discussed perceptions of King Charles III in Canada during the first year of his reign and the impact of royal tours on Canadian popular opinions of the monarchy with Morgan Lowrie at the Canadian Press.
I discussed Prince George at 10 as well as changes to the Sovereign Grant with Janet Davison for the CBC News Royal Fascinator newsletter.
Click here to read the Carolyn Harris Royal Historian Summer 2023 newsletter – including the latest volume in the English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty series, a TED-Ed video that I developed about Marie Antoinette’s reputation as well as interviews and lectures about the coronation of King Charles III.
My book, Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting has been quoted in a longer article about the history of royal parenting in Vanity Fair.
In the aftermath of the coronation of King Charles III, there has been speculation that Commonwealth countries, including Canada, will soon receive a visit from the new King and Queen. I discussed the possibility of a visit to Canada with Joshua Wong at the Toronto Star.
Click here to read Canadian diplomat says King Charles could visit Canada within ‘several months’ in the Toronto Star