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Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee: Queen's University expert

2012-06-08

Queen’s University teaching fellow and royal history expert Carolyn Harris is available to talk Queen’s Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London to mark her 60 years on the throne.

Dr. Harris, who studies British and French royalty and recently received her history PhD, is able to talk about the Queen Elizabeth’s reign, how she compares to other British monarchs and events that are planned to honour the Queen. She can also comment on Queen’s Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations that took place in 1897.

“Over the past 60 years, the Queen has led a period of transformation for the monarchy, which has brought the royal family to a much wider public audience than during previous reigns,” says Dr. Harris. "Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee was a celebration of Empire while the celebrations in the UK and around the world for Elizabeth II in 2012 celebrate British history and the Queen's role as head of a commonwealth of equal nations."

Please note Dr. Harris is Toronto.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or Anne.Craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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