Queen's Jubilee 2012: Why Are Americans Obsessed With the British Monarchy?


The 2012 Diamond Jubilee, an international celebration marking the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, begins this weekend in England. The four-day holiday will include events such as a maritime parade on the River Thames, a concert and afternoon picnic with 10,000 citizens, and a morning service at St. Paul’s Cathedral. There will be permanent dedications, such as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, to remember her forever.