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How Hot Dogs Helped Endear This British King to his U.S. Hosts

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During his 1939 U.S. visit, King George VI embarked on a series of PR events: from becoming the first British monarch to honor the tomb of George Washington, to enjoying hot dogs for lunch.

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The Royal Family is one of Britain's best-loved institutions, but throughout the 20th century, they had to overcome scandals, wars, and abdication in order to preserve their monarchy. Revisit the British royals of the early 1900s, from the reclusive Queen Victoria to her son Edward VII, and from the reluctant George VI to the young Elizabeth II. Through rarely seen, colorized footage of weddings, wars, coronations, and funerals, this is a unique look at how the House of Windsor bounced back from the brink of disaster.

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