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Sixty years since Queen Elizabeth -- took the throne and so much has happened and change.
Over that time both there and around the world for the well family well historian Caroline Harris.
Sharing insights with us Carolyn thank you so much for joining us.
Think -- and before I talk about the next generation of royals many Americans are a bit baffled.
By all the hoopla for the queen's diamond you -- -- Give us your insights on why this matters to the -- Well this is only the second time in history that there has been -- -- means you believe the other time being Queen Victoria an 1897.
When she celebrated sixty years on the throne.
It's that I mean do you believe 2012 for Elizabeth the second is -- time to really celebrate the accomplishments of her -- When Elizabeth became queen she was 26 and the world was a very different place.
She brought stability at a time when her country really needed her.
How do you think history has affected her monarchy.
But it's scary and interesting just how much history she has seen having been queen for sixty years.
And she's one of the most well traveled monarchs in history she's had the opportunity to.
Go on a lot of state visits in terms of the United States and she's been acquainted with every president since since FDR and Eisenhower.
And he's really had the opportunity to travel quietly become acquainted with the heads of state heads of government of the world.
As for the next generation we've been treated to all the tabloid headlines over the decades about their real life soap operas.
What does the -- hope to achieve with the next generation and do you think England is looking to Charles or really to William now to set the stage.
Well during the 1980s and 1990s.
There was -- sense of the monarchy as celebrities and a lot of focus on the different family scandals.
But we think you can decades of Cambridge and they're very recent successful tour of Canada and the United States in 2011.
There's a sense is this being their new generation of the monarchy it's really revitalizing.
Royal tour is -- royal duties be traveling with a smaller household and taking the time to speak to ordinary people for longer periods of time.
Well it's certainly great pageantry that lot of us are going to be seeing over the weekend and it's going to be quite lovely from the side of this.
A bit of the year of the planet so we are looking forward to it thank you very much for joining us.
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