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Watch The Throne

Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 90th birthday this June and onlookers around the globe will join the festivities. Despite the Founding Fathers rejecting the crown for a democratic form of government, Americans are still fascinated with royalty.

For this episode, the Guys explore the tensions that have arisen as many Americans defined the nation as the opposite of monarchy, while admiring, and sometimes emulating, royal families throughout the world.