My review in the Royal Studies Journal of British Royal Weddings: From the Stuarts to the Early Twentieth Century by Mattias Range

I reviewed British Royal Weddings: From the Stuarts to the Early Twentieth Century by Mattias Range in the latest issue of the Royal Studies Journal.

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New Review of Hanoverian to Windsor Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty in The Royal Studies Journal

Hanoverian to Windsor Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty, co-edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, J.L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer and Elena Woodacre has been reviewed by Amy-Jo Humphries at the University of Liverpool in The Royal Studies Journal.


“As well as the introductory and concluding chapters, Carolyn Harris provides vital contextual chapters for each section that highlights the similarities and differences between each consort and emphasises the value of bringing these individuals together in one volume…Carolyn Harris‚Äôs final chapter then looks to the present and future by drawing on the legacies of previous consorts to contextualise the roles of Camilla Shand and Catherine Middleton. The inclusion of the latter, in anticipation of her future role as queen consort, is welcome and will hopefully serve as a basis for future academic study. This collection builds a clear picture of the changes that have occurred within the monarchy since the eighteenth-century. It is a highly valuable collection, one which has broken ground for future research in eminently interesting and often understudied consorts.”

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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

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.

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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

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CBC News Interview: Another doctored royal photo? Getty flags ‘digitally enhanced’ pic of Queen Elizabeth

I discussed the Princess of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II and increased public scrutiny of royal photographs with Natalie Stechyson at CBC News

Click here to read “Another doctored royal photo? Getty flags ‘digitally enhanced’ pic of Queen Elizabeth” at CBC News

TIME Interview: What Are Working Royals? And What Happens When They Can’t Work?

In an interview with TIME magazine, I discussed the distinction between working and non working members of the royal family and the significance of the royal extended family during a period when both King Charles III and the Princess of Wales are experiencing medical conditions.

Click here to read What Are Working Royals? And What Happens When They Can’t Work? in TIME Magazine

USA Today Interview: Prince William and Camilla are doing fine amid King Charles’ absence, experts say. Is it sustainable?

I discussed Queen Camilla, Prince William, the royal extended family and the public image of the monarchy with Marco della Cava at USA Today.

Click here to read “Prince William and Camilla are doing fine amid King Charles’ absence, experts say. Is it sustainable?” in USA Today

CBC News Interview: Who will be the public face of the monarchy as King Charles is treated for cancer?

I discussed King Charles III’s cancer diagnosis, Prince Harry’s brief visit to the United Kingdom and the important public role of senior royal women including Queen Camilla, Princess Anne and Sophie Duchess of Edinburgh with Janet Davison at CBC News

Click here to read “Who will be the public face of the monarchy as King Charles is treated for cancer?” in the CBC News Royal Fascinator Newsletter