Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died at the age of 96.
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the 1948 Olympic Games in London occurred at a time of widespread austerity. Countries across the world were just beginning to recover from the war and, like today, trying to figure out how to strengthen their economies.
After enduring years of scandal and declining public respect, the British monarchy is once-more at the top of its popularity. That will be on display this week with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration, marking 60 years since she took the throne.
The English city of Gloucester is preparing to bake a ceremonial pie for Queen Elizabeth II. The recipe calls for sea lampreys which come from Lake Huron. Marc Gaden with the Great Lakes Fishery Commission is in charge of getting the catch to England.
With President Obama staying at Buckingham Palace, Britain's so-called special relationship with the US is appears as strong as ever. But The World's Patrick Cox reports that many Britons aren't so sure that President Obama likes them all that much.
Colin Firth talks with The Takeaway about why it's easy for audiences to relate to England's King George VI in the new film, "The King's Speech."