My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia discusses 10 Royal Tours of Canada from Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn’s tour of Upper Canada in the 1790s to royal tours in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
I discussed Prince Andrew’s reputation, the Duchess of Cambridge’s 40th birthday photographs and the monarchy in 2022 with Janet Davison at CBC News.
My new eight week online course at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies starts Wednesday January 12, 2022. Click here for more information and to register.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
The year 2022 marks Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne. It’s an opportunity to look back on the social, political and cultural changes during her long reign. 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 discussed royal nannies during the lifetime of Queen Elizabeth II with Philip Boucher at People Magazine, including their roles and responsibilities in the royal household and how they are recommended to royal parents.
William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary today. In my very first TV interview about the history of the monarchy, I discussed the preparations for the royal wedding on The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO.
I discussed royal parenting and pregnancy announcements with Janet Davison at CBC News for this week’s The Royal Fascinator newsletter. In the youngest generation of the royal family, only the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to undertake full time royal duties when they grow up. The arrival or forthcoming arrival of the Queen’s other great-grandchildren such as Princess Eugenie’s son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank and the expected second child of Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been announced in a variety of different ways on social media rather than official announcements from Buckingham Palace alone.
For more about the history of royal parenting, see my book, Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royalty
My new online article for Readers Digest Canada is about 10 Memorable Royal Tours of Canada from the past 100 Years. Although there have not been any Canadian royal tours portrayed in the Netflix series The Crown, the royal family has spent a lot of time in Canada over the past century.
I discussed environmental advocacy by successive generations of the royal family as well as virtual royal appearances in 2020 with Janet Davison at CBC News.
In an interview with Janet Davison in this week’s CBC News The Royal Fascinator newsletter, I discussed the two times that Queen Elizabeth II delivered the throne speech in Canada as well as the friendships and rivalries between royal brothers from Queen Victoria’s reign to today.
My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Royal Tours of Canada from the late eighteenth century to the present day, including early visits by King George III’s sons, the travels of Queen Victoria’s children, the 1939 royal tour by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother), and official visits and working visits during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.