Volume 13 | February 6, 2023

Welcome to the Winter 2023

Carolyn Harris Royal Historian Newsletter

Royal Memoirs, The Romanovs, and The Crown

Happy New Year! In recent months, I have written an article for the Royal Studies Journal about the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the last Imperial family of Russia as well as a book review for H-Russia about Imperial Russian royal weddings. I have also written articles for the Canadian Encyclopedia about French Canada and the Monarchy, Autumn Phillips, and Princess Margaret. My media interviews have covered a wide variety of recent issues concerning popular perceptions of the monarchy in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth including Season 5 of "The Crown" series and the "Harry and Meghan" documentary on Netflix as well as Prince Harry's controversial memoir, Spare. I have also been featured in the Queen's Alumni Review, discussing my career as a royal historian.


Prince Philip and the Last Imperial Family of Russia

Royal Studies Journal Article: Studying Prince Philip - His Life and Legacies in Context: Prince Philip and the Last Imperial Family of Russia

For more Imperial Russian history:

H-Russia Book Review:

Harris on Martin, 'The Tsar's Happy Occasion: Ritual and Dynasty in the Weddings of Russia's Rulers, 1495–1745'

Smithsonian Magazine Interview: Before Lincoln Issued the Emancipation Proclamation, This Russian Czar Freed 20 Million Serfs

Profile in The Queen's Alumni Review

Crowning Achievement: Alumna Carolyn Harris is in demand as an expert on all things royal

Canada and the Monarchy

My recent articles in the Canadian Encyclopedia

French Canada and the Monarchy

Princess Margaret

Autumn Phillips

My panel discussion with Canada's History Magazine

The Future of the Crown in Canada


Recent Media Interviews

Spare by Prince Harry

January 16, 2023, ‘There’s a special place in hell for Prince Harry’ to ‘genuinely gripping read’: Why ‘Spare’ has drawn so much scrutiny (Yahoo News)

January 15, 2023, Prince Harry told his story in his own words. But what happens now? (CBC News)

January 7, 2023 Spare Might Be the Biggest Bombshell Royal Memoir Ever. But It’s Not the Only One (TIME Magazine)

The Royal Year

December 25, 2022, The royal highs and lows of 2022 — and a look ahead to 2023 (CBC News)

"Harry and Meghan" on Netflix

December 18, 2022 ‘The Spencer family are known for leading with their hearts, not their heads’ (The Telegraph)

December 15, 2022 Harry & Meghan Tries to Offer a History Lesson on Race. Here’s What It Says (TIME Magazine)

December 8, 2022 Harry and Meghan are telling their story — again. But what comes next? (CBC News)

December 8, 2022 A Look at the Canadian Content in ‘Harry and Meghan’ (Canadian Press)

December 7, 2022 Harry and Meghan (BBC World Service)

Season 5 of "The Crown" on Netflix

November 8, 2022, Why Princess Diana’s 1995 BBC Interview Shocked the World, (HISTORY)

November 8, 2022, Why 1992 Was Such a ‘Horrible Year’ for Elizabeth II and the Royal Family (Smithsonian Magazine) 

October 30, 2022, Mixing royal fact and fiction: Why the next season of The Crown is facing more controversy (CBC News)

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