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

Zoomer Magazine Article now available to read online: A King’s Ransom: Breaking Down the Incalculable Wealth of Charles III

My Zoomer Magazine article about King Charles III’s finances is now available to read online on the first anniversary of King Charles III’s coronation.

Click here to read “A King‚Äôs Ransom: Breaking Down the Incalculable Wealth of Charles III” in Zoomer Magazine

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Queen Anne

My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Queen Anne, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1702 to 1707, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland from 1707 to 1714 (born 6 February 1665; died 1 August 1714 in London, United Kingdom).

Anne’s reign was dominated by the War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne’s War), which resulted in France ceding the Hudson Bay watershed, Acadia (New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) and Newfoundland to Great Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht. In 1710, Anne received Indigenous leaders known as the Four Kings of Canada, setting precedents for the modern relationship between Indigenous peoples and the Crown. The death of Anne’s last surviving child, William, resulted in the passage of the 1701 of Act of Settlement, which determines the royal line of succession in the United Kingdom, Canada and the other 13 Commonwealth realms to the present day.

Click here to read my article in the Canadian Encyclopedia about Queen Anne

Tudor and Stuart Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty now in Paperback

Tudor and Stuart Consorts: Power, Influence and Dynasty, edited by Aidan Norrie, J.L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer, Elena Woodacre, and myself is now available in a more affordable paperback edition from Palgrave History

Click here to purchase Tudor and Stuart Consorts: Power, Influence and Dynasty in paperback from Palgrave History

CBC News Interview: With the slimmed-down senior ranks of the Royal Family, could junior members step up?

I discussed the extended royal family and Prince William’s return to public engagements with Janet Davison at CBC News.

Click here to read “With the slimmed-down senior ranks of the Royal Family, could junior members step up?” in the Royal Fascinator Newsletter at CBC News

The Spring 2024 Carolyn Harris Royal Historian Newsletter

The Spring 2024 Carolyn Harris Royal Historian newsletter includes links to my recent articles and interviews as well as registration information for my 2024-2025 courses at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

Click here to read the Spring 2024 Carolyn Harris Royal Historian newsletter

USA Today Interview: Princess Kate announces she has cancer in video message. What’s next for the royal family?

I discussed the Princess of Wales’ cancer diagnosis and the impact on the monarchy of both King Charles III and the Princess of Wales being treated for cancer at the same time with Kelly Lawler at USA Today.

Click here to read “Princess Kate announces she has cancer in video message. What’s next for the royal family?” at USA Today

CBC News Interview: Public scrutiny of royals nothing new ‚ÄĒ but social media is taking it to another level, royal commentator says

I discussed the Princess of Wales’ cancer diagnosis and public scrutiny of the royal family with the CBC News Network.

Click here to watch “Public scrutiny of royals nothing new ‚ÄĒ but social media is taking it to another level, royal commentator says” at CBC News

Toronto Star Interview: What will it take to convince us Kate Middleton is OK?

I discussed the Princess of Wales and royalty in the social media age, as well as public perceptions of Queen Victoria, with Alex Boyd from the Toronto Star

Click here to read “What will it take to convince us Kate Middleton is OK?” in the Toronto Star

USA Today Interview: Public royal Princess Kate went private: Abdominal surgery, photo scandal has rumors flying

I discussed the Princess of Wales, her experiences with photography and the spread of rumors about the royal family with Marco Della Cava at USA Today.

Click here to read “Public royal Princess Kate went private: Abdominal surgery, photo scandal has rumors flying” in USA Today