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Diamond Jubilee: Why British love Queen and monarchy

17 May 2012 Last updated at 17:13 BST

Thousands of street parties will be held all over the UK to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with millions expected to line the Mall in London and cheer Her Majesty.

Susana Mendonça spoke to the public and royal historian Dr Kate Williams to find out why the British love the monarchy.

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