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.
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.
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.
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.
Hanoverian to Windsor Consorts: Power, Influence and Dynasty, edited by Aidan Norrie, J.L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer, Elena Woodacre and myself is now available in hardcover and e-book from Palgrave Macmillan. The book includes new research and perspectives on all the consorts to the Hanoverian, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Windsor monarchs in Britain and the Commonwealth, examining three hundred years of royal history. I wrote the introduction to the volume and introductions to the sections on Hanoverian and Windsor Consorts as well as the final chapter about Camilla, Catherine and the future of the role of the royal consort.
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.
I discussed the last three episodes of the Harry and Meghan series on Netflix including the conflict between Prince Harry and his brother Prince William, Prince of Wales.
I discussed the legacy of Diana, Princess of Wales on the 25th anniversary of her death with Janet Davison at CBC News. I also discussed the new home of William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their plans for the education of their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
I discussed Prince Andrew’s reputation and Prince William’s 40th birthday with Janet Davison at CBC News.
Click here to read Why Prince Andrew may be out of public sight — for now in the CBC News The Royal Fascinator newsletter.