This is the fifth in a series of the 2019 Fall Richmond Hill Speaker Series.
Royalty have always raised their children in the public eye and received both praise and criticism. Royal parents have also shaped cultural trends in the history of family life. The precedents set by past monarchs continue to influence royal parenting, as the present generation of royal parents - William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - balances tradition and modernity in the upbringing of 21st century royal children.
Carolyn Harris teaches history at the U. of T. School of Continuing Studies. She received her Ph.D in European history from Queen’s University in 2012. Her writing concerning the history of monarchy in the U.K., Europe, and Canada has appeared in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Smithsonian Magazine, Canada's History Magazine and the BBC History Magazine, and she is the author of three books: Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada, Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette and Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting. She lives in Toronto.
A Q&A follows the presentation.
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