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Part 6: Queen Elizabeth, Defender of the Faith

In Britain, the title means she defends her Church of England. But since none of her 15 other realms has a state religion, it's conveniently interpreted -- by those nations like Canada that still use the title in reference to her -- as meaning she defends freedom of religion and faith in some Supreme Power.
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Part 4: Queen Elizabeth, Canada's Chief Watchdog

At the 2010 Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill, Elizabeth started her speech by addressing the 100,000-strong audience as "fellow Canadians..." She's custodian of the Canadian Crown's democratic powers and represents the "power of the people above government and political parties." Which makes her our chief watchdog -- if mostly absent and toothless.

Part 3: Who Is Queen Elizabeth?

Recent polls show four out of five Britons respect her, support her and want their country to remain a monarchy. To many, she's one of the last living symbols of British wartime valour, and the embodiment of the nation's resolute defiance of German bombers during the Blitz.

Part 2: Queen Elizabeth, Out of Touch

Queen Elizabeth grew up pampered, coddled, confident, regal and very aware of her royal blood. When she enters the room everyone stands. Men bow, women curtsey and the band plays her very own song, "God Save The Queen." All her life she's lived in a fantasyland -- a prisoner of her wealth.
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A Kiss For The Winner

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Prince William played well enough in a charity polo match Saturday to earn public kisses from his wife and then mingled with a dazzling array of Hollywood r...
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A Fond Farewell

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- CALGARY - It was a poignant end to a festive day Friday as Prince William and his wife Kate paid tribute to Canada's war dead before flying out to wrap up their nine-day Canadian...
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Will And Kate Touch Down In California

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Bathed in sunshine and under clear blue skies, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived Friday in Southern California's vacation playground. But within min...
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Twitter Reacts To Royals Without Hats

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- A royal decision to go hatless has sparked a volley of tweets expressing everything from outrage to support after Prince William and Kate chose not to don two special cowboy hats...