Toronto Star Interview: A spoon, a stone and a graffiti-covered chair will play key roles in King Charles’s coronation. Here’s why they’re so special

I discussed the fascinating and eventful history of royal regalia, the Stone of Scone and the coronation chair with Alessia Passafiume at the Toronto Star.

Click here to read “A spoon, a stone and a graffiti-covered chair will play key roles in King Charles’s coronation. Here’s why they’re so special” in The Toronto Star

CBC News: Amid the pomp and pageantry, coronations court controversy, too

I discussed controversies associated with coronations from a riot at William the Conqueror’s coronation in 1066 to the guest list for King Charles III’s coronation in 2023.

Click here to read “Amid the pomp and pageantry, coronations court controversy, too” at CBC News

National Post Interview: From Battenberg cake to coronation chicken: The long history of royal dishes crossing over to home kitchens

In a conversation with Laura Brehaut at the National Post, I discussed the long and fascinating history of royal recipes and how dishes served at coronations and jubilees came to be prepared in home kitchens and enjoyed by the public.

Click here to read “From Battenberg cake to coronation chicken: The long history of royal dishes crossing over to home kitchens” in The National Post

New Reader’s Digest Article: The Ultimate Guide to Royal Residences

My new article in Reader’s Digest Canada discusses royal residences in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland and recent changes to where members of the royal family live in the reign of King Charles III.

Click here to read “The Ultimate Guide to Royal Residences” in Reader’s Digest Canada

Canadian Press Interview: First months on throne show King Charles wants to engage, but Canadians skeptical

I discussed the public perception of King Charles III in Canada as well as Canadian attitudes toward the monarchy with Morgan Lowrie at the Canadian Press

Click here to read “First months on throne show King Charles wants to engage, but Canadians skeptical” at CTV News

NBC News Interview: Prince Harry to attend King Charles’ coronation while wife Meghan remains in California

I discussed past family disagreements and guest list controversies on royal occasions in an interview with David K. Li at NBC News

Click here to read Prince Harry to attend King Charles’ coronation while wife Meghan remains in California at NBC News.

New Reader’s Digest Canada Article: The Most Memorable Coronations in British History

My new article in Reader’s Digest Canada discusses the more than thousand year history of coronations in Britain, looking back from the televised coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 to the precedent setting coronation of the Anglo-Saxon King Edgar the Peaceable in 973.

Click here to read “The Most Memorable Coronations in British History” in Reader’s Digest Canada

New Podcast Interview: Queen’s University Department of History Alumni Archives

I discussed my career as a historian, author and royal commentator as well as a variety of historical topics such as Magna Carta, Queen Henrietta Maria and the English Civil Wars, and the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011.

Click here to listen to Episode 22: Carolyn Harris of the Alumni Archives Podcast