Volume 12 | October 19, 2022

Welcome to the Fall 2022

Carolyn Harris Royal Historian Newsletter

The Death of Queen Elizabeth II and the Accession of King Charles III

On 8 September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and her eldest son became King Charles III. Queen Elizabeth II's funeral took place at Westminster Abbey on 19 September and she was laid to rest at St. George's Chapel Windsor. I discussed the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II and the new reign of King Charles III with a variety of media outlets including the BBC, Sky News and Times Radio in the UK, CNN in the USA and CBC, CTV, CP24, Zoomer and TVO in Canada. I have also recently contributed articles about The life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II to Reader's Digest Canada, Canada's History Magazine, Quartz Magazine, The Gazette, and The Canadian Encyclopedia. 


Recent Articles

Princess Anne (HRH The Princess Royal) The Canadian Encyclopedia

The evolution of the Commonwealth during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II The Gazette

A Royal Historian Explains the Legacy of Queen Elizabeth II Quartz Magazine

Remembering Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, Canada's History Magazine

Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022), Reader's Digest Canada

Selected Recent Media Interviews on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II and the Accession of King Charles III:


CNN: Queen's Funeral Set For Monday September 19 at Westminster Abbey

CNN: Thousands of Mourners Wait to View Queen Lying in State

The Social on CTV: What To Expect From the Queen's Funeral

The Agenda on TV: What Does A New King Mean for Ontario?


Rabble Radio: Keep Calm and Carry On: Reviewing the Royals in Canada

CBC Front Burner: Queen Elizabeth at the End of Empire


CBC The Current: Britain Bids Farewell to Queen Elizabeth II 

Canada Talks on SiriusXM: The Queen’s Funeral

CBC Radio Airplay:  Royal Funerals and the Future of the Monarchy in Canada

Canada Talks on SiriusXM: The Monarchy

Newspapers, Magazines and Websites:

The Globe and Mail: When it comes to revealing books about the Royal Family, biographers have come up short on Queen Elizabeth

Global News: From royal tours to charitable work: What Queen Elizabeth did for Canada

CBC Kids: Why Canada Has a Royal Family and a King

Sky News: Queen Elizabeth II: The early years of a princess who was never supposed to be the monarch

Sky News: Queen Elizabeth: The monarch’s relationship with Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward

CBC News:  “The Queen’s funeral represents a look back in memory and ahead in transition”

Selected Media Interviews about the 25th Anniversary of the Death of Diana, Princess of Wales

Toronto Star: On the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, royals watcher Carolyn Harris traces her and our fascination with bluebloods

CBC News: Diana’s legacy: Why it still resonates 25 years after her death

Time Magazine: 25 Years After Princess Diana’s Death, She’s Still Shaping the Royal Family”

English Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty

I discussed the development of the English Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty on the Royal Studies Podcast. Click here to listen.

Tudor and Stuart Consorts is now available for purchase.

Later Plantagenet and Wars of the Roses Consorts and Hanoverian to Windsor Consorts will be published in December 2022.

Norman to Early Plantagenet Consorts will be published in March 2023

A Resilient Crown: Canada's Monarchy at the Platinum Jubilee - now available for purchase

A Resilient Crown: Canada's Monarchy at the Platinum Jubilee edited by D. Michael Jackson and Christopher McCreery is now available for purchase. 

The edited collection includes my chapter, "Royal Tours of Canada during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II"

Click here to purchase the book.

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