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[music playing] dark 15 times and yo the world says good-bye to queen elizabeth ii and hello to king charles iii tonight, what the days ahead will bring i'm shepard smith. this is "the news" on cnbc >> the death of her majesty the queen is a huge shock to the nation and to the world. >> the quiet woman who dedicated her life to service and duty, the only leader in place since the end of world war ii, the most photographed woman on the planet, died today at her summer home in balmoral, scotland she was 96 years old >> it's a very sad day
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>> she touched so many lives and she was an absolutely amazing woman. >> she did it with just grace.. >> she was thoughtful, wise, curious, helpful, funny. >> britain is the great country it is today because of her also tonight, the justice department fights back against the order for a mar-a-lago special master sin city murder. a las vegas politician allegedly kills the reporter investigating him. >> the killing of a journalist is particularly troublesome of troublesome. and four people murdered in a live streamed rampage in memphis. the suspect just recently out of prison >> announcer: live from cnbc the facts. the truth. "the news with shepard smith." good eveningtruth, the new
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shep her reign spanned seven decades longer than any monarch before her. she took the throne in 1952. winston churchill was prime minister harry truman our president now at aged 96, queen elizabeth ii has died and her oldest son takes the throne as king charles iii. a live look now at buckingham palace as midnight falls crowds gathering there all day and even into the night as the official declaration from the . crowds have gathered there all day and even into the night after the official declaration from the palace. palace as mourners broke into song "god save the queen." ♪ over us ♪ ♪ god save ♪ the queen ♪ [ applause ] >> during her reign, queen elizabeth presided over 15 prime ministers and just two days ago,
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>> the death of her majesty the queen is a huge shock to the nation and to the world. queen elizabeth ii was the rock on which modern britain was built. >> officials placing the announcement on the gates outside the palace indicating the queen died peacefully. they said queen elizabeth took her final breath at her beloved summer home in balmoral, scotland queen elizabeth's family including all four of he children and her grandsons prince william and prince harry rushed to be by her side in her final moments, but reports suggest harry and several of the other royals could not make it in time. the duchesses of cambridge and sussex did not travel with them. the duchesses of cambridge a elizabeth's son, now king charles iii, released a statement indicating the death of my beloved mother, her majesty the queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me
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and all members of my family we mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. flags at buckingham palace and at the white house for that matter lowered to half staff complete news team coverage ahead. wilfred frost live at buckingham palace with the reaction and what's next. kayla tausche live at the white house with the president's tribute to the queen first, nbc's keir simmons on the queen's life and legacy. >> reporter: queen elizabeth ii, great britain's longest serving monarch, died after living a life dedicated to duty born in 1926, the third grand child of king george v, elizabeth would guide the nation and its monarchy through historic challenges. during the blitz, the royal family stayed in london despite the nightly bombing raids from nazi, germany. to the people of britain, there was this message from their future queen >> we know every one of us, that
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in the end all will be well. for god will care for us and give us victory and peace. >> reporter: that speech sealed a special relationship with her future subjects. westminster abbey 1953 the first time tv cameras were allowed inside to record a coronation the celebration was seen worldwide. and elizabeth's reign would be felt worldwide she was the most widely traveled monarch in history she helped transform britain's empire easing former colonies into states and all that while balancing motherhood and monarchy three sons and a daughter. the pomp was there, but circumstances changed. for the first time, the queen opened the royal family to the public eye she encouraged her children to live lives beyond the palace walls. in some ways, the royal family
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appeared just like the rest of us vulnerable there was divorce and reconciliation her son, prince andrew, mired in accusations of sexual misconduct but the tragedy of princess her fairy tale romance andscanda messy divorce and then death the royal family grieved privately, but there was growing anger in britain that the monarchy was out of touch, detached and aloof in britain the queen quickly returned to london from her vacation home to pay tribute to diana and face a challenge to modernize the monarchy >> i, for one, believe that there are lessons to be drawn from her life and from the extraordinary and moving reaction to her death. >> reporter: queen elizabeth set out to change the face of monarchy it would be more open,
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compassionate, in touch with the changing british public. >> institutions which in turn must continue to evolve if they are to provide effective beacons of trust and unity >> reporter: she embraced many changes. including the marriage of her grandson prince william to commoner kate middleton. and prince harry to the american actress meghan markle. she celebrated with the birth of great grandchildren. including prince george, third in line to the throne. in 2021, her beloved husband of seven decades, prince philip, died in her words, he was her strength and stay. but queen elizabeth continued to inspire people around the world. during the covid pandemic, her words helped everyone to keep calm and carry on. >> this time we join with all
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nations across the globe in a common endeavor. using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal we will succeed and that success will belong to every one of us >> reporter: she was the longest reigning british monarch in history on the throne for more than 70 years. her platinum jubilee celebrated with a military parade, beacons lit across the world >> i keep mine in here >> reporter: a surprise appearance from paddington bear and over 10 the million people across britain gathering for street parties to honor their one and only queen the jubilee concluded with a final wave from queen elizabeth from the balcony of buckingham palace she was joined by three future kings. prince charles, prince william and prince george. the crowds cheering for queen
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elizabeth ii a monarch for the ages for "the news," i'm keir simmons. >> our friend wilfred frost is with us tonight from buckingham palace now a sky news anchor and cnbc contributor. wilf, describe for us if youwill can what the emotions are like for the people there >> well, one of deep sadness, of course, shep, but, at the same time, immense gratitude. i would potentially add as well a little bit less surprised than maybe we might have expected a day we all hoped and wished would never arrive, but probably deep down knew may have been approaching in recent weeks and months i think it's impossible though to overstate, shep, the sense of a constant unifying and and months. it is impossible to overstate, shep, reassuring support that he majority queen elizabeth ii has provided to the nation over the
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last 70 years. 70 years of immense change from popular culture to politics and she's risen above it all remained that neutral head of state that we can look up to as we do here in the united kingdom. the fact that the person we now the united kingdom. the fact look up to has changed provides deep, deep sadness, of course. >> wilf, if you could, walk us through what happens next. operation london bridge. >> reporter: yeah, an operation, shep, that has been years, decades in planning to try and provide ten days worth of send off fitting for queen elizabeth and sufficient opportunity for the nation to mourn. it will involve tomorrow things like a national minute of silent a speech by king charles iii and a meeting between king charles and the prime minister we'll also see her coffin begin its journey. that will begin by going from balmoral to edinburgh tomorrow then in the days to come, it will come to buckingham palace there will be a procession from here to westminster abbey where
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her body will lay in state for five days. those five days providing the best opportunity for people to come and pay their respects. millions, multiple millions are expected to do so. then her funeral ten days from tomorrow in westminster abbey before she's laid to rest ultimately in the chapel beneath the chapel in windsor castle >> early on a monday morning we'll have that live here on cnbc wilf, what kind of royal family and monarchy is king charles assuming >> well, it is, of course, one in transition in flux and many people point to the challenges of recent years and wonder whether it's under threat. you could equally say it's got through some profound challenges challenges that are unlikely to be repeated to the same scale in the immediate years ahead. also, a very clear and at the moment, friendly line of succession charles iii is close to his
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immediate successor. prince william, now, of course, the prince of wales and young prince george. there doesn't seem to be any issues there while there might be some concerns with members of the family further out, they'll only go further to the periphery now that their matriarch has left us i think the key point for charles iii at this stage is to continue to reform and modernize the institution ahead of the curve before it gets too late and deliver on his duty domestically with grace. not seeking glory. if he does that, i think he'll have great support, particularly here domestically. >> wilfred frost, live this midnight hour at buckingham palace wilfred, thank you the queen believed and said repeatedly that she knew this role was from the heavens and as a result, she would fulfill it all of her days. >> it is very simple
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i declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and to the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. >> next, reaction from u.s. presidents who served during elizabeth's time and her trips across the pond for a little politicking and a little fun >> i do hope you can see me today from where you are [ applause ]
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these folks don't have time to go to the post office they use all the services of the post office only cheaper get a 4-week trial plus postage and a digital scale go to and never go to the post office again. ♪ president biden sending his deepest condolences to the royal family following the death of the queen. in a statement, the president wrote in part, her majesty queen elizabeth ii was more than a monarch. she defined an era
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in a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of britons, including many who have never known their country without her. former presidents also expressing their sympathies. mr. trump wrote in part, may god bless the queen, may very reign forever in our hearts and may god hold her and prince philip in abiding care. former president obama said time and again we were struck by her warmth the way she put people at ease and how she brought her considerable humor and charm to moments of great pomp and circumstance the former president bush wrote, she was a woman of great intellect, charm and wit spending time at buckingham palace, and having tea with her majesty and her corgis is among our fondest memories of the presidency in a moment, nbc's kristen welker on the queen's long relationship with american presidents but first cnbc's senior white
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house correspondent kayla tausche on how the white house and congress are remembering her today. kayla, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, shep. from every corner of the nation's capitol tonight, praise for the queen and admiration for the strength and grace with which she reigned. tonight, president biden joining mourners at the nearby british embassy in washington signing a condolence book and telling the uk ambassador and her staff the queen was a great lady and he had been delighted to know her mr. biden, a long time fixture of the washington establishment, met queen elizabeth three times over 41 years. after a private meeting last summer in england, the president broke protocol by sharing that the queen had asked for his opinion on chinese president xi jinping and russia's president vladimir putin in his statement today, mr. biden said of that last meeting, she charmed us with her wit, moved us with her kindness and generously shared us with her wisdom her legacy will loom large in the pages of british history and in the story of our world.
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the queen's lore in washington is long. a close ally and sought after state guest. known to awe and disarm lawmakers. congress suspending a centuries old prohibition on hats on the house floor for her joint address here in 1991 and on capitol hill today, a bipartisan remembrance >> she didn't just witness the great turns of history, she helped shape them over the seven decades -- seven decades of her reign, and every step of the way she was precisely the kind of leader the moment demanded >> today the senate and the american people are joined with our dear friends across the ocean. we join in prayer, we join in grief and gratitude for such a remarkable leader and such a successful reign >> reporter: at the capitol, house speaker nancy pelosi has
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ordered flags fly at half staff in the queen's honor here at the white house, flags will remain lowered until her funeral and until she is buried. officials not commenting on possible travel by president biden for the queen's memorial events in the coming days. aides had previously sworn off foreign travel to mr. biden to focus on the midterms between august and november. of course, with this event, that could change shep >> kayla tausche live at the white house. from truman to biden, queen elizabeth met with 13 of the last 14 u.s. presidents during her reign. nbc's kristen welker now on the queen's long history with american leaders >> reporter: she's danced with presidents ridden with them celebrated with commander in chiefs mourned and, of course, shared plenty of meals. queen elizabeth, in fact, meeting every single serving american president except lyndon johnson since 1951 harry truman was her first presidential meeting as a 25-year-old princess
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representing her father, the king, during a u.s. visit. ♪ >> reporter: she came back in 1957, now as queen >> i also want to say how much i appreciate the warmth and friendliness of your reception >> reporter: receiving an all american welcome a state dinner hosted by president eisenhower and a ticker tape parade in new york queen elizabeth always appearing eager to take part in american traditions and charming the public along the way watching a baseball game with the first president bush >> great >> awesome >> can we see here >> she came all the way from england. it's great >> wonderful meet the great lady of the world. >> reporter: and attending the kentucky derby during the second bush presidency. >> she's a great race fan. it's exciting. >> chances are we're just going to go --
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>> reporter: we glimpsed other memorable moments. that famous dance with president ford at the white house. a standing ovation when she became the first british monarch to address congress. [ applause ]sh monarch >> reporter: and president reagan laughing as the queen cracked jokes at a state dinner in san francisco >> i knew before we came that we had exported many of our traditions to the united states, but i had not realized before that whether i was one of them >> reporter: she got along well with reagan. the two went riding together these photos becoming iconic and while the queen last visited the u.s. in 2007, like millions of american tourists, presidents are always ready to stop by the palace when in the uk. >> i'm confident that our common values and shared interests will continue to unite us >> reporter: it may seem like an
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unlikely connection given this country's decision to sever ties with the crown, but as queen elizabeth said herself during america's 200th birthday >> your declaration of independence broke that link, but it did not for long break our friendship >> reporter: a special relationship that only grew stronger during her 70-year reign. kristen welker, nbc news, the white house. >> our coverage of the queen's death will continue ahead with reporting on what type of king charles may become and how the queen cemented her place in pop culture. coming up next, details of important news here at home. a las vegas reporter is dead tonight. the man accused of stabbing him. an elected official he covered extensively in journalism. now new details from police about why they said he did it. and the mar-a-lago search. there's a new twist tonight from the justice department
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the justice department is fighting back in the legal battle over top secret documents seized at mar-a-lago doj lawyers plan to appeal a judge's ruling that blocks investigators from retrieving the stash of files unless the judge makes some big changes the judge ordered a pause in effect until the neutral special master can sift through all of the documents and pick out anything that's covered by executive privilege. therefore, off limits. in a court filing today, doj lawyers argue risk to national security would cause harm to the public and government. the justice department is asking the judge to allow investigators to keep reviewing more than 100
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classified documents the feds say a special master could still look through other seized evidence, but not the classified material. if the judge does not agree with the request, the doj is threatening to go to appeals court. for legal analysis, renato mariotti is here what exactly is the department doing here >> i think they are actually trying to give the judge a bit of an out. they are trying to give her a path out of the ruling which is questionable they are basically telling her we're going to give you part of what you ordered, but if you decide that you are going to let us, for example, proceed with review of the classified documents or, for example, if you have the special master review them, we're going to appeal this and that would suggest to me these documents are so highly classified that
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the government doesn't want a special master looking at the documents and they think the evaluations of the documents is important for the national security >> if the judge doesn't back off on the order, take the out, as you put it, does it mean we see a long, drawn out fight? isn't that what the doj is trying to avoid here >> i think the doj is doing and it is smart on their part is they will agree to the that appointment of the special master with certain aspects. attorney/client privilege and r return the former president's property and narrow down to something that is hard for the court of appeals to rule against the them on. the use of the documents which are not owned by the former president. i think they are basically
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trying to keep the process moving and give themselves the strongest grounds for appeal >> renato mariotti, thank you. and a journalist murdered. investigators say the clark county public administrator rob telles was the disguised killer on the right who stabbed the reporter at his home this is the reporter jeff gurman he covered crime, corruption and the mob in vegas for decades telles recently lost an election after gurman wrote an article about the inappropriate relationship werith a staffer. telles called out gurman by name and mocked him he said the reporter was an obsessed bully and called his
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stories lying smear pieces investigators say the reporter had another article about telles that was in the works before his murder >> this is a terrible and jarring homicide one that has impacted last veg was deeply the killing of a journalist is troublesome. >> vegas police say they found his dna at the murder scene and more evidence at his house here is valerie castro >> reporter: despite the heat, police say this figure was dressed head to toe in a disguise they say he is local county official robert telles the man now accused of murdering jeff gurman. >> upset over articles written by gurman. it exposed wrongdoing and telles expressed issues with the
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reporting. >> reporter: telles allegedly stabbed gurman saturday. early in the investigation, police say they were tipped off to a maroon suv seen in the area that same day. >> that was suspiciously driving around in the neighborhood on the morning of the murder. prior to the murder and was there at the time when the murder happened. >> reporter: police traced the vehicle to telles and took him in for questioning he refused to answer any questions. police searched his home recovering a pair of shoes and straw hat that they say linked him to the crime >> apparent blood on the shoes shoes were cut in a manner likely to destroy evidence inshoes, we recovered a straw hat and cut in a manner likely to destroy evidence >> reporter: telles was brought out of the home on a stretcher >> he had self inflicted wounds.
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we were trying to provide medical attention. >> reporter: police calling a crime an attack against jo jour journalism >> you expect journalism to be a watch dog. when people create harm, it is important to address the case. >> reporter: jeff gurman joined the paper in 2010. the executive editor wrote the statement. we are relieved telles is in custody and alarmed a colleague was murdered his family issued a statement saying jeff was a loyal brother and friend who devoted his life to his work exposing wrongdoing shep >> valerie, thanks very much. the biden administration is sending a new 6$675 million
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military package to ukraine. that from lloyd austin. the announcement came as secretary of state blinken also pledged additional $2 billion in long-term military support to ukraine and other countries in the region he made that pledge from ukraine. here he is today with volodymyr zelenskyy at the palace in kyiv. the leader said he is grateful for the enormous support the u.s. has sent his country. this was a surprise trip by secretary blinken. fr there is no guarantee what the monarchy will look like in a world after queen elizabeth and how it will evolve and whether the british empire will remain as is. the next two weeks will bring
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change at a level not seen in britain for generations. king charles iii is ascending to the throne now prince william is next in line prince george iii, then princess charlotte and prince louis then prince harry and his two children tim llewen with us tim, she took the throne after her father died and uncle abdicated. how does this indicate the line of succession? >> shep, unlike her son, the queen was really not prepared at all. her father died very prematurely. she was only 26 years old. just 26 years old, in fact, when
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this happened. so the preparation that she had was really very little and she was a very young queen it's quite different now prince charles, king charles iii, has been in waiting for 70 years. the longest heir apparent in history. he has a whole lifetime of experience about the royal family behind him. he will not be uncontroversial in many ways he faces a lot of challenges not least matching his late mother's popularity. he is prepared for the job he knows what to expect. i think probably britain will give him a chance. he's not universally popular here i think now we'll wait and see how the monarchy goes under his control. >> rumors circulated that
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charles might abdicate the throne to william at some point. is that a possibility? >> no, i'm sorry i don't. this has been a question asked a lot. opinion polls in various places here and certainly in australia have suggested that that would be a popular move. people would like the crown to skip a generation. it isn't going to happen this is a job that travels once. it is a job that i think he will relish he has now a queen consort in camilla at his side. she has changed from according to the tabloids, being the most hated person in bringtain to be popular. >> he will want to get on with the job. >> tim ewart, thank you very much. coming up, remembering the queen's lighter side in her
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place among pop culture. >> perhaps you would like a marmelade sandwich i always keep one for emergencies. >> so do i i keep mine in here. >> oh! >> for later >> up next, more of the other important news headlines of the day. you may have heard about the hours long shooting rampage through the streets of memphis part of it streamed on facebook live how social media helped police track down the accused killer. and steve bannon turns himself in to new york state prosecutors. what now for president trump's one-time senior adviser? choose a to mail and ship? no more trips to the post office no more paying full price for postage and great rates from usps and ups mail letters ship packages anytime anywhere for less a lot less
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in 2020, a man in tennessee was charged with attempted first-degree murder. a judge sentenced him three years for aggravated assault records show he was let out early this march yesterday, police say he went on a deadly rampage across memphis. police arrested him late night 19-year-old ezekiel kelly. his terror spanned 20 hours. from early morning past sunset, he shot and killed four people and hurt three others. he is accused of two carj carjackings. authorities did not connect
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kelly to the killings until they received a tip he was live streaming on facebook. some so brutal, we would never show it. they urged residents to stay in their homes while police worked to take him into custody perry russom reports the violence >> reporter: police in memphis say the terror came at the hands of kelly the 19-year-old with the handgun, car and cell phone. >> ezekiel kelly was on facebook live when he opened fire >> reporter: for hours, police asking people to stay inside one college sheltering in place. a minor league baseball game suspended. allison parker is among those killed the head doctor calls her death senseless n. the affidavit, the day of terror started early in the morning. that's when kelly pulled a man
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aside and pointed his gun and fired at his head. nearly 20 hours later after the second carjacking, a high-speed chase. ending in the arrest with two guns found in the car. >> this is no way for us to live >> reporter: fememphis mayor sad he was charged with attempted murder in 2021 he was sentenced to three years serving 11 months before his release in march >> these evil actions show why truth and sentencing is a must >> reporter: truth in sentencing is a state law going into effect this summer requiring people to serve full sentences for a number of felonies and serve 85% of the sentences for crimes including assault. >> if mr. kelly served his full three--year sentence he would still be in prison today
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>> reporter: this is the second major crime to hit memphis in the last two weeks the man accused of killing and kidnapping eliza fletcher in court. >> i stood with governor bill lee who said, i think correctly, when we tried something similar a few decades ago, crime did not go down. >> reporter: governor bill lee never signed that law. it passed without his signature. his argument is it cost too much kelly has not been in front of a judge yet. no plea has been given shep >> perry russom, thanks. steve bannon charged with money laundering and frauding supporters who donated millions to build the wall. bannon turned him see him in to prosecutors in manhattan today the indictment is related to the
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same fund raising scheme for which bannon received a federal pardon from the president in his final days in office state prosecutors say bannon deceived donors thinking all their money would go to construct the wall he funneled the money to the founder. bannon pleaded not guilty and claimed it is politically motivated. nasa made a big decision the agency now targeting september 23rd and 27th as possible dates to launch the next shuttle not shuttle, but rocket. a lot has to go right to meet the window since late august, nasa has tried twice, but failed to ignite the rocket. it scrubbed the last launch with the hydrogen leak. they need a waiver from the space force to keep the rocket on the launch pad. engineers have to retest the system to allow the rocket to be destroyed if it veers off course without the waiver, they have to roll the mega rocket back to
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storage and then launch could be pushed back to next month. next, our coverage of the death of queen elizabeth continues. how the monarch took over movies and tv plus, what happens to her beloved corgis why do nearly one million businesses choose to mail and ship? no more trips to the post office no more paying full price for postage and great rates from usps and ups mail letters ship packages anytime anywhere
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♪ queen elizabeth was the first modern day monarch to become a pop culture sensation a long time writer of the simpsons send this today from one of the many times they featured her likeness on her show her majesty depicted in movies and television shows over the years and by really big names. dame helen mirren won an oscar in "the queen" and went on to play her on broadway she said i'm proud
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today she said she is proud to be to be an elizabethan. elizabethean molly hunter reports >> reporter: the queen was recognizable around the world. the pop culture icon >> the queen depicted in culture more than any other person because she is a global icon she is immediately recognizable anywhere and everywhere in the world. because she has been around for such a long time >> reporter: at a glance, queen elizabeth was known for the bags and pearls and eye catching bright colors. some say the outfits reflected her belief she had to be seen to be believed. artists took inspiration from her likeness and shows and movies about the royals took off. >> i don't get into a fight. when i do, i want to win >> reporter: millions were hooked on the drama and scandal. >> i don't think what affection
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people had for -- for this institution has been diminished? >> no, not at all. >> reporter: hoping to learn a little more about the queen whether real or fictional. >> getting out incognito >> does the tiara rather give it away >> reporter: the queen may have been a beloved on screen character, but she wasn't necessarily a loyal fan of the drama herself. >> we know some members of the royal family watched "the crown" and other dramas of the monarchy there's never been any suggestion that the queen watched it you know if you are born into the royal family, hundreds of thousands of pages of script and drama will be written about you whether you like it or not >> reporter: she did embrace her pop culture on occasion. >> good evening, mr. bond. >> reporter: appearing alongside
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james craig in the 2020 olympics and acting with padding ton bear during the platinum jubilee. >> perhaps you would like a marmelade sandwich i always keep one for emergencies. >> so do i i keep mine in here. >> reporter: and to those who knew her best, she had a very different side less formal perhaps than the reserved leader we all saw. >> i always wonder whether anyone probably captured her sense of humor >> you know there is >> reporter: england's longest serving monarch and dedication to service defined the royal family adored at home and admired by fans around the world. for "the news" i'm molly hunter. >> her death bringing on house keeping for britain. h the queen's face on british p money to mailboxes
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queen elizabeth was the first british monarch featured on the bank notes in a statement, the bank reported that the queen's iconic portraits will remain on bills for now. officials say they will provide an update after a period of mourning changes to the lyrics of "god save the queen" are expected to reflect the new king as well. who gets the queen's corgis and ponies we have no idea yet. the queen owned 30 corgis and loved to ride horses at balamora balmoral she did leave behind a will. when prince philip died, an english judge revealed that the prince's will will be sealed for 90 years up next, before she was a queen, she was a wife. the love story that survived
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war, death and controversy as they say, and great tragedy. plus how history will remember the world's longest reigning monarch. >> we still have more to endure, better days are ahead. we will be with our friends ag again. we will be with our families ag again. we will meet again
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in seven decadindecadings, e queen war through the war and the fall of the wall and the death of princess diana and the pandemic nine of ten people alive on the planet today were born after she became queen historical perspective from historian mikechael besclosh how in the world does history
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wrap itself around here? >> i think the real question to ask is is her stature and degree she is beloved around the world, would that have happened to anyone who would have been monarch of england in the last 70 years or because she was a spectacular leader i would suggest option two this is someone as you well know who was born in the 1920s to a father who was not expected to be king. only did so because his brother abdicated. suddenly she becomes queen at the ages of 26 in 1952 not a spectacular education she had. she was the first to say, yet, she gives what is by almost all accounts extremely wisextremely toe advice to winston churchill and other leaders and beloved around the
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world. she didn't always do it perfectly, but i think what we should be grateful for, we americans and everyone around the world is that this is the person who happened to be a monarch and especially at a time that was tough for women, she did it flawlessly as if there were other people to clear the way for her which there weren't. >> no, there weren't 13 presidents she met. which of those, if one, stands out for you? >> i think the most interesting is probably her meeting with john kennedy in 1961 largely because there's a version of it in the series "the crown. i don't know if you have seen that, shep it has almost no connection to reality. it sure had personalities. look at the four of them they shouldn't have had to fictionalize it shows something else that i think was not in "the crown" if i remember correctly
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jackie kennedy has a sister named lee. lee lives near buckingham palace they asked her to be invited with the queen at first, the queen said no. in those days, queens did not entertain divorced people at buckingham palace. the prime minister mcmillan intervened look how things have changed in 60 years. >> have they ever. she helped it along. i wish we had more time. michael beschloss. >> i would love it. this afternoon, as crowds gather in london, you saw this, they heard the news of the queen's health and double rainbow appearing over buckingham palace and an hour later, the palace announced she had died for a monarchy steeped in symbolism, some said this is a sign that queen elizabeth and philip were together again prince philip died last april. they were married a short 73
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years. longer than anyone else in the history of the monarchy. with more than their decades long love story. here is kelly cobiella >> reporter: a lifetime of royal celebrations and scandals. weddings and funerals. >> he has simply been my strength and stay all these years. >> reporter: their early story was a fairy tale elizabeth still a princess saw philip when she was just 13. >> elizabeth saw the 18-year-old 6-foot tall and handsome he was nicknamed the viking. she fell head over heels in love with him >> reporter: the school girl crush blossomed in a romance world war ii kept them apart they managed to stay in touch by mail. >> he was fighting on pretty much all of the naval fronts
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it was a correspondence love affair they wrote letters >> reporter: in july, 1947, philip asked for the future qu queen's hand in marriage four months later, historic he w wedding at westminster abbey living quietly in malta and starting a family. that all changed when her father, king george, died and the young princess became queen. at the k kor owe coronation, he said he would give up his naval life. >> he was always quite the alpha male having taking a step back and follow his wife as she became head of state was a big
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adjustment for him >> reporter: while the queen looked after her nation and her people and commonwealth, philip was looking after the family devoted father and husband admitting in a rare public moment it wasn't always easy. >> tolerance is the one essential ingredient of any happy marriage it may not be so important when things are going well, but it is vital when things get difficult. and you can take it from me, the queen has the quality of tolerance at abundance. >> reporter: they were married for 73 years united until phillip's death in april of 2021. the queen, private in her grief, leaving a handwritten note on his casket as she had throughout her life, devoting herself to duty keeping calm and carrying on and just months after philip's death. honoring his life's work.
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>> was the subject close to the heart of my dear late husband. if we fail to cope with this challenge, all the other problems will pale >> reporter: queen elizabeth will be buried with philip in the memorial chapel. the two side by side again for "the news," i'm kelly cobiella >> now you know the news of this thursday, september 8th, 2022. a live look at the empire state building lit up in purple for the queen. tomorrow, king charles makes his first address. we prepare for days of ceremonies and tributes following the death of queen elizabeth ii i'm shepard smith. for all of us here from "the news," good night. station us so ime. it makes it really easy and seamless.
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