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♪ a tribute to the greatest, muhammad ali laid to rest after afternoon emotional funeral service in the boxer's hometown. france coming up big. france wins the opening match in the euro 2016 tournament and brings a morale boost to paris. and coming from the top republican, mitch mcconnell saying the billionaire doesn't know much about the issues. live from the cnn headquarters
in atlanta, welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. the greatest has been laid to rest. the many fans and many loved ones of muhammad ali paid their respects. they came together on friday. >> ali, ali, ali! >> you see here ali's body was driven through the streets of his hometown, louisville, kentucky. people wept. afterwards there was a memorial service. she spoke about the legacy of the man she loved. >> i think he saw a nation's soul measured by the soul of its people. for his part, he saw the good soul in everyone. and if you were one of the lucky ones to have met him, you know
what i meant. he awoke every morning think be about his own salvation. he would often say i just want to get to heaven, and i've got to do a lot of good deeds to get there. i think muhammad's hope was that he his life provides some sort of aachievement for all people what we aspire for ourselves and our family. thank you. >> ali's life has touched many people. and it showed in the sheer range of those people there to eulogize him. some familiar faces took to the stage to remember the legend. ♪ >> before james brown said i'm black and i'm proud, muhammad ali said i'm black and i'm pretty. [ applause ] he dared to love black people.
at a time when black people had a problem loving themselves. ♪ >> ali forced us to take a look at aourselveourselves. this brash young man who thrilled us, angered, confused and challenged us ultimately became a silent messenger of peace. he told us that life is best when you build bridges between people, not walls. >> my enduring image of him is like a little reel in three shots. the boxer i looked to as a boy. the man i watched take the last steps to light the olympic flame when i was president [ applause ] -- and i'll never forget it. i was sitting there in atlanta. by then, we knew each other.
by then, i felt i had some sense of what he was living with, and i was still weeping like a baby seeing his handshake and seeing his leg shake and knowing by god he was going to make the last few steps no matter what it took. the flame would be lit. the fight would be won. he stood firm. i knew it would happen. we should honor him by letting our gifts go among the world as he did. god is bless you. >> ali, ali, ali, ali! >> i wasn't in atlanta in 1996. i was just a kid watching it on television, but i remember seeing muhammad ali, and i just remember being so inspired by that moment at the olympics. he was a major figure on the world stage and he had a special
impact on people's perspectives. a spokesman for islamophobia. it's good to have you on the program today. so, when we talk about islamophobia, when you think about the things that have happened in paris. when you consider the climate of the political cycle here in the united states, this moment that played out in the homes of millions of people are watching this figure that's so revered, and watching up close and personal, the beliefs of his religion, what did it mean for you? >> the sense of pride, that's what comes to mind. he gave a sense of pride for all people, in the '60s, '70s -- myself. muslims feel especially connected to him for what he did, what he's accomplished and the position he took. and our first duty as muslims
is, of course, to perpetuate this legacy to make sure muhammad ali is not only a bright name but a word that needs to be passed down for justice. and it was beautiful how the funeral was organized yesterday. honestly, over the emotion i felt when i heard the news and i was still in london and i came back to paris. bringing every single religion, people of all backgrounds, colors, social status, that shows that, you know, his work was alive when he was alive. and will be alive after he's gone. >> i remember watching him here in the united states. but for you in paris, and throughout france, what was the feeling for those who watched this memorial service? >> it was time to say good-bye, you know, and we know he suffered a lot, you know with parkinson's, and it was also a moment to remember that, you know, what he did back when he
was a boxer, and then what he did afterwards needs to be done again. and this is why we have a great responsibility to make sure that the name muhammad ali is carried on. and to never forget even today when someone does in his 60s and a70s, i'm not sure he about praised as a hero. we have to come together and celebrate his life. but we should not forget if today a aboxer converts to islam, or a football player turns muslim, studying against abroad and massive incarceration and all that we're seeing today, we have to remember that it took tremendous amount of courage. and seeing everybody coming to the stage and giving their speeches. i was high emotion myself.
and then his daughters speak. i was greatly influenced by the work of malcolm x and muhammad a ali. it is time to thank god for people like them. >> we spend a great time focusing on a story line of radicalization and coverage the war in the middle east. but when it comes to the concerns that people have, and fighting this perception of islamophobia, what does it take from your perspective, you devote your life to this topic, what does it take to bring people together and to bring an understanding? >> muslim religion has been hijacked. and they must take it back. that's a major problem. anybody that can speak on behalf of muslims speak for islam. and for people of authority and people of wisdom. and at the same time, isis go to
the people, and they know that western muslims lack a sense of pride and a sense of belonging. for me, it works against islamophobia. and i guess what you call radicalization. we need to give a sense of belonging to our youngsters, and to make sure that they belong here. they belong to this country. if they are unhappy, they should take a stance and we should back them up against injustices. there was a famous article made available online on twitter that's called "the extinction." we see how the islams are using the exact tame language. people like muhammad ali would do greatly bringing these youngsters. you can fight your fights with freedom, without social justice
without having to be tempted by these radicals. unfortunately, it only takes a handful of people pour what they have done in january 2015 in paris. >> thank you so much for your time today. moving on now to the united states, a former reality show contestant shot to death in florida. 22-year-old christina grimmie from the tv competition "the voice" was signing autographs after a concert friday night. police say a man with two guns walked up to her and opened fire. grimmie's brother tackled the gunman who ended up kill himself. police haven't said anything about possible motive or link between grimmie and her attacker. "the voice" just tweeted this. there are no words. we lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice. our thoughts go out to the
friend, fans and family of @the real grimmie. security concerns following this week's shooting in tel aviv, the crossings will be open to military personnel only let's bring in fred pleitgen from jerusalem. fred, there have been a great deal of tensions after the attacks. what's the latest there? >> reporter: you're absolutely right, george. those tensions do continue. there are two questions on the minds of many people here in israel and the palestinian territories as well. the first question is could there be problems between the palestinians in the immediate aftermath of this. we've seen israelis have frozen permits for palestinians to cross into the territory from gaza and west bank. it's important at this time
because we are in the month of ramadan where people visit their relatives and people wanted to go to the mosque yesterday to pray there. and certainly, there were fewer people than you would normally find on a day like this. certainly because of the tense security situation in place. and then the big question is also, is there going to be a further reaction from the israelis? we've already seen that the village, the two perpetrators of the attacks came from being under a stage of being surrounded by israeli lforces. difficult for people to walk about. they can't drive their cars. and the house of the perpetrators of the attack unrelated to the one in tell aveer. but it seems quite significant that that house was bulldozed in the midst of that attack. the question is is there going to be further security measures put in place? or will the situation be
de-escalated. one of the things that was very important was for both israelis and palestinians to get through friday. with the friday prayers and tensions around that. to get through that without greater violence happening here in jerusalem. people are looking to the future. look to get next week to see if there will be larger repercussions from what happened, george. >> and the open is that is not the case. fred pleitgen live in jerusalem. thank you. in france, football fans have reason to celebrate, that nation hosting euro 2016 won the opening round. france beat romania 2-1. 80,000 fans went through multiple security checks to attend that match. amid fears the month-although football championship could again be a terrorist target. alex thomas has that story.
>> reporter: the star both for the organizers and the host nation. away from the pitch, a huge security operation seemed to go without a ahitch. on the pitch a few nervy moments to secure a win in the opening against at the stade of france. they were pegged back when romania scored a penalty. and he scored an absolutely scorching goal hit into the top corner. but park admitted there were real nerves on the france side. and france manager said that some of the star names particular paul poppa had disappointed. not only t nonetheless, the long list of problems isn't over. reports between rival sets of fans in marseille, and the
police there ahead of the marquee game when england take on russia. alex thomas, cnn, paris, france. >> alex, thank you. here is a little more on that trouble in marseille that alex just mentioned. french police used tear gas to break up the scuffles on friday between the english and russian fans. they had reportedly taunted each other. tens of thousands of fans are in port city and more than 1,000 police officers are deployed there. 4:15 on the east coast and ahead on "newsroom," donald trump says he is the, quote, least racist person you've ever seen. and the top republican is being attacked by members of his party. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara® just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses.
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meanwhile, the u.s. senate majority leader is the latest republican leader to criticize donald trump. mitch mcconnell has not rescinded his trump endorsement. but says trump doesn't know much about the issues. mcconnell as says trump should stick to the prepared speeches and stop his controversial attacks. as hillary clinton looks toward the general election the democratic presumptive presidential nominee is blasting her political rival and one of clinton's biggest supporters is now joining in. michelle kosinski is joining in. >> reporter: hillary clinton with feet firmly planted as presumptive democratic nominee, now pushing on toward november. >> do we want to put our health, our lives, our futures in donald trump's hands? >> reporter: starting with a speech to planned parenthood to appeal to both women and black donald trump. >> when donald trump says a
distinguished judge born in indiana can't do his job because of his mexican heritage or mocks a reporter with disabilities or denigrates muslims and americans. it goes against everything we stand for, for he does not see americans as all americans. >> reporter: senator elizabeth warren was at clinton's home. adding fuel to speculation, she would be the v.p. pick. only hours after she endorsed hillary clinton. >> i'm ready to work my heart out for hillary clinton to be the next president of the united states. >> reporter: on the prospects on running mate only said she's ready to draw and would be able to draw from the younger progressive voters. although she hasn't been able at clinton's side from the start, she is proven to be able to do
battle with donald trump. >> a loud nasty thin-skinned freud and servings only himself. a thin-skinned racist bully. >> reporter: trump's tweet back, just as incendiary, torching warren with the name he gave her. pocahontas is at it again. goofy elizabeth warren one of the latest productive u.s. senators, has a nasty mouth. hope she is a v.p. choice. she got in on it, no, seriously, delete your account. where is bernie sanders in this powerful coalition? thursday night, still rallying supporters in d.c. ahead of tuesday's primary. not a mention there of hillary clinton. nor has he endorsed her yet. it will be a quiet weekend at bernie's in vermont, a day after
pledging to work with clinton from now on. michelle kosinski, cnn, the white house. quiet weekend at bernie's. a week of pride and prejudice on the trail with hillary clinton. don't miss political mann sunday 7:00 p.m. in london, 10 p.m. in abu dhabi. 90 million americans are threatened with some form of severe weather today. >> it's not that there's a large threat of severe weather it's the amount of people condensed in that particular region. that's why we have that population base that has the threat. 90 million americans as you say, george. and we're talking about philadelphia, new york city, into boston, detroit and chicago. i've done my best to highlight those particular regions. a few different areas, starting from the upper midwest.
the upper plains i should say from the dakotas into montana. that's where we have our highest risk later this afternoon and evening. we have a slight risk searching through central iowa through northern illinois. you can see marginal risks from michigan including my hometown of grand rapids. boston, pittsburgh, the nation's capital, large hail, damaging winds and the potential for an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. just look at the amount of hail and wind reports we received yesterday. that being friday, across the central u.s. over 29 reports of large hail. 79 wind damage reports from michigan through wisconsin and minnesota. is this a batch of thunderstorms that heal has lost the steam. we lose the daytime sun. and simmer down. once we get that eat from the evening shine, we'll start to
see the thunderstorms flare up and they become more convective across the new england coast. that's why we're focusing our attention on the region. all the dynamics are at play. we're talking about the heat that continues to build across the u.s. it's only the he have11th or 12 june and we're talking record-breaking territory for much of the central and eastern section of the u.s. take a look at this, cincinnati and indianapolis, we're flirting with decade-long reports across that area. by the way, 1933, fdr was in the oval office at that particular time. this is all thanks to a dome of heat, a heat dome, upper level ridge that's set in. wichita, 95 degrees across the east coast. new york, you have a hot day, but you're spared from the worst of it. it's condensed to the south and
d.c. temperatures will soar to the 90s. i'll leave you with images from china. this is excessive flooding. a mountain is part of it, george, and that leads to landslides and mudslides. >> derek, thank you so much. this is "cnn newsroom." a royal milestone, britain's queen elizabeth turned 90 in april, but the big celebrations are happening now. plus, isis on the run. why the u.s. said the terror group is losing ground and losing fighters. live from atlanta across world, you are watching "cnn newsroom."
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a warm welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world, you are watching "cnn newsroom." it is good to have you with us. i'm george howell with the headlines we're following for you this hour. muhammad ali has been laid to rest. it's been a week-long celebration of boxing legend's life in his hometown of louisville, kentucky. religious leader, life long friends and family paid tribute. amid floods and terrorism concerns, host nation france wins the opening of you'euro 20. france won 2-1. the tournament continues for one month. police orlando florida are investigating the shooting death of singer christina grimmie. a man armed with two guns opened
fire after she signed autographs after her concert friday night. her attacker killed himself. grimmie came in third on nbc's "the voice." fujimori concedes the presidential vote. in london, big celebrations are about to resume for queen elizabeth's 90th birthday. new york stock exchange hour, carriages will take the queen and members of the royal family from buckingham palace and proceed down the mall for the military parade. more than 1400 soldiers will take part in the display of pomp and pageantry. cnn will bring it to you live. the queen's actual birthday is april 21st but it's officially celebrated in june.
cnn royal correspondent max foster has more on the festivities. >> reporter: three days of celebrations started on friday focused on the queen's role as head of the church of england. a service of thanksgiving at st. paul's cathedral attended by senior politicians and her entire family. >> this is the religious part. we know that religion is very important to her and the traditional pomp and ceremony of the trooping tomorrow. and then the patron's lunch on sunday which is really sort of a window of her interests. all of these organizations she's chosen to be a patron of. and continue to be a patron of all these years. so there is that personal connection. >> reporter: on saturday, we'll see the queen in the context of being head of the armed forces, with the color, full pomp and pageantry on display here down the mall and down the horse guard parade. possibly, at the end of the day,
a sighting of the youngest there prince george there on the balcony. many people hoping to see his little sister as well. it's expected to rain as it usually does in the uk, we need to bring out that spirit. max foster, cnn, london. >> the live coverage of the trouping of the military parade gets under way here on cnn until the next hour. you can go to cnn.com/royals for more details on all of the festivities. ♪ and speaking of the uk, in less than two weeks on june 23rd, people there will vote on whether britain should exit or stay in the european union. the leave campaign says that britain could do better without the eu. the remain campaign says exiting the eu would have terrible economic effects. and now, one of the strongest eu
economies, germany, is warning of the consequences of leaving the union. listen. >> translator: the reasons the uk considers and that will be exchanged in the campaign leading up to the referendum. they're not reasons only of the uk. but we can find the same reasons which may lead to the uk in the large majority justifying an exit in the eu and western europe. i believe if it really comes to a brexit, the european union will face a decrisis. >> opinion polls have been split. richard quest is touring the country to find out how people in the country are thinking. here's how he set off on that journey. ♪ >> reporter: as we cakarcaravan
across the united kingdom, the caravan has history of its own. it's already enjoyed plenty of adventures. let's be honest, this beloved bedford is hardly it was built in britain back in 1778. the it joined the european economic community. there were no air bags, no abs braking or esp. travel in this camper van, like a wing and a prayer. what it lacks in electronics makes up for in the rear. it has its own cocktail cabinet. bunk beds, a cooking stove and of course, the kitchen sink. there's even a shower for the truly adventurous. for two years it was owned by
the jackson family who bought it in a very sorry state. they named it freddie. they painted freddie blue. it became their holiday home. >> this is great. it's just old, it's not new, it's not flash, but it's english, you know, it's great. >> reporter: by any definition, fredi was frail around the edges. in desire need of some tender loving care. some sprucing up. and it was straight down to the garage for an assessment on his mechanical capabilities. what's going to be our biggest risk on the engine front? >> i don't know if it's the timing belt. >> reporter: the mechanics set to work, parts are replaced. a thorough going over. then a paint job, transforming
our brexit bus. ♪ adding bright are retro colors befitting the 1970s. sign language splashed across the sides. our cnn logo across the roof. it can be spotted by drones overhead. so, after spiffed and polished, freddy was safe for the road. or so we thought. the engine on freddy failed the first hurdle. unceremoniously trailered away. it was perhaps clear more fine-tuning was required. ♪ but parts for a 1970 bedford are not there. again to rescue, putting out an appeal on the bedford other than's facebook page.
kevin wicks came to our rescue. we completed our filming. from holiday home to brexit bus. fingers crossed, i know he's ready to roar once again up the rows of britain. richard quest, cnn, london. >> a thrilling ride, i'm sure on the camper van with quest. we'll continue to follow that story, of course. we move on to the mediterranean sea, medical rescued women and children, many of the migrants were suffering from dehydration and hype though thermia. the u.s. said that morale among isis fighters is plummeting in three different countries in iraq, syria and
libya and losing ground fast. our jonathan mann explains. >> reporter: in the only major city held by isis outside of syria and iraq, it's been surrounded. but the u.s. special enjoy against isis said the fall isn't imminent. >> they've been able to control cert by force. >> reporter: in syria, the u.s.-backed syrian democratic forces have circled the town and they've been able to cut off the last remaining access to the turkish border. mcguirk said it's that makes it harder. >> it's where the attackers pulse through this area, from raqqah up to mondij.
>> reporter: they're it advancing through raqqah province towards the de facto capital raqqah city. and in iraq, a combination of iraqi military, police station shia led units and sunni fighters have been closing in on the isis stronghold of fallujah. >> this will take weeks, it's not going to be fast. again, they have to go block by block clearing ieds. >> reporter: mcgurk says it's shrunk. >> morale is plummeting. we're seeing them execute their own fighters on the battlefield. we're seeing them unable to move around the battlefields and the recruits paul up precipitously. >> reporter: isis is under severe stress from within. jonathan mann, cnn. there is possible new evidence in the search for lost
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welcome back to "newsroom." i'm george howell. an american lawyer says he has once again found debris from missing malaysia airlines flight 370. that plane vanished in 2014. you'll remember 239 people were on board. cnn's alexandra field has more on why he says the sea is revealing its secrets. >> this is what you see as you sit on the plane on the seat in front of you. this is very graphic. i have to tell you this, that the monster screen touched me very deeply and brought tears to my eyes.
>> reporter: three pieces of debris discovered on the beach in an island off the east coast of madagascar. seemingly there are two parts of panels and a piece of a screen, items blane gibson believes belonged to airlines flight 370. officials plan to take a closer look. >> there's even a little bit of fabric from the seat that it was on. and on the back, is this very important, there are three small barnacles. so those barnacles can give clues as to where it came from, and what route it took to travel here. >> reporter: gibson, a lawyer from seattle has made it his personal mission to find parts of the plane. he's traveling the world on his own dime, looking for a piece of the puzzle that he feels can be used to find the search area. >> i always believe that the first clues would not be found by big underwater search but by
simple random people walking on the beach. the sea is revealing its secrets. >> reporter: last february in mozambique he found a piece of wreckages that authorities says almost certainly comes from mh-370. this piece picked up in australia. >> just stumbled about a piece of aircraft, and thought about finds that had gone down. >> reporter: no parts of the plane came up in the designated search area in the indian ocean off the west coast of australia. efforts there are expected to be complete by august and there are no plans to continue the official search after that. alexandra field, cnn, hong kong. reuters is reporting that scientists have found dangerous drug resistant superbacteria at some of rio de janeiro olympic venues.
the bacteria was found off beaches in areas where swimmers will compete. and it sold rio that it follows the world health organization's testing of water safely. in the meantime, brazil's health minister is responding after the safety of the olympic games was questioned yet again. cnn's shasta darlington has this report. >> reporter: stepping up its offensive after a group of experts said the rio 2016 olympic games should be post ponied or moved. i asked the new health minister if he thought the world health organization might agree when it meets next week. >> translator: there is no scientific basis for recommending postponement of the games. it's a period of a an extremely low incidence of the disease. we expect this will be regular maintenance. >> reporter: what's the real risk for vitters for athletes
coming to rio for 2016? >> translator: according to a study done by the university of cambridge, of the 500,000 foreign tourists who will come, only one will get the zika virus so it's almost a zero risk. >> reporter: the minister argued that the summer games will actually be held in brazil's winter when the mosquito that spreads the disease has fallen off. although the disease itself was first detected here in brazil last year since then has sparked a huge urge in birth defects. more than 1,400 cases of microcephaly have been diagnosed. this has caused concern around the globe not only by potential tourists, but athletes pulling out of the olympics. british long jumper greg
rutherford says he's coming but just in case, he's frozen his sperm. and that shows how far brazil and rio have to go convincing people that it's safe to come. shasta darlington, cnn, rio de janeiro. still to come here, what do you think happened when this black panther snuck up on the man posing for the camera. we'll show you the surprising result, next. be the you who doesn't cover your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. be the you who shows up in that dress. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara® just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses. stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections and cancer. some serious infections require hospitalization. before treatment, get tested for tuberculosis. before starting stelara® tell your doctor if you think you have an infection or have symptoms such as: fever, sweats, chills, muscle aches or cough. always tell your doctor if you have any signs of infection,
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♪ in mexico, a man poses with his back turned to a black panther, and that is when the panther does something -- well, a little unexpected. jeanne moos explains. >> reporter: a pink panther feels terrific, a black panther sneaking up on a guy ready to pounce instead of mauling the man. the man smothered the panther with kisses. no wonder this went viral.
eduardo serio is the founder of an animal rescue in mexico called the black jaguar white tiger. he's made a video including the littlest big cats. papa bear as called is famous for his hugs. but is all that cuteness too cute to be true? the sanctuary has both fans and fierce critics. celebrity fans like khloe kardashian allowed to get up close and personal with the cats. although nothing did happen, critics say it should. this celebrity studded petting is -- >> it's like a disaster waiting to happen. >> it's not safe to handle big
cats what it does is portray the idea that these big cats are handleable. >> reporter: sending the wrong message that they can be pets as kellie heckman said of the snk ware has not certified tied the foundation. cnn was unable to reach papa bear who was probably out running with his pack. confident she won't bite the hand that pets them. jeanne moos, cnn. >> that's just a little too close to a panther there for me. anyway, the euro 2016 football championship is under way. and german zoos are fielding animals to predict the match's
outcome. the zoo has turn toed kuala marsupial has predicted germany will draw on sunday. he had picked the two eucalyptus branches and didn't lose either. he was given three balls and picked the ukrainian one. that wraps this hour of "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. i'll be back after the break with another hour of news around the world. thank you for watching cnn, the world news leader.
ahead this hour, queen elizabeth's birthday celebration. we have live coverage of events marking official observations of the queen's 90th birthday. euro 2016 kicks off in grand style as france clinches its first controversy. and donald trump, he tries to stick to script after a week of criticism after his own leaders in the republican party, while democratic candidate hillary clinton receives backing from her party's top guns. live from cnn headquarters in
atlanta. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell, "cnn newsroom" starts right now. there say great deal of excitement in the british capital. uk is officially celebrating queen elizabeth's 90th birthday all through this weekend, even though she actually reached that milestone back in april. three days of festivities kirked off friday with a special thanksgiving service at st. paul's cathedral in london. in just about 45 minutes' time carriages will take the queen and members of the royal family from buckingham palace down the mall for the spectacular trouping of the colors of the military parade. the very person to do so to bling it to you is max foster at buckingham palace this hour. max, a very busy couple of days ahead. set the scene for us. what's happening this hour? >> reporter: well, this is a day of pomp and pageantry if you
like. think about the royal weddings you remember from the past. and it's the one day of year where all of that is put in full color. and it's something that britain does particularly well. which is why we have huge crowds out here, many of them tourists. i'll step out of shot to describe the scene for you. you might be hearing a band. and all of the crowds have come out here and they're filling up the space. and they've all got their phones and cameras out, of course, george. to catch the band over there which we can't quite make out. you can see the bear skins hovering above them as they head out for military parade. it officially marks the queen's birthday. a bit later on, they'll have the carriages back down the mile in the big grand procession as well. members of the royal family, the key ones. and the highlight is the balcony
moment. and it's bedecked and ready to go. everyone is talking about, george, is whether or not prince george will be there, he wasn't there last year. and in particular, his little sister, princess charlotte, everyone waiting to see her. that's why everyone is out here today. a chance to see the towering figures in british history. >> max, always good to have two birthdays in a year. cow help our viewers understand who may not be aware of why there are two different celebrations, one official, and one more private? >> reporter: well, it's a bit murky, really, but it goes back centuries of tradition. the reason it workings for the queen and why she's continued adopting it is that her birthday is in april. when you have these big events, if you want to share them it's nearly always raining in april in the uk. the tradition of having an official birthday in the summer is something she kept out so the big crowds could come out and mark it in some way.
and tomorrow anyone is invited to come along and have a picnic here. anyone attached to her charity. unfortunately, george, it's expected to rain tomorrow so we'll have that true british styling tomorrow and that british spirit will have to come into action. >> max foster live for us in london. max, thank you very much. mash max will be back with us in a little bit including the trooping live in 45 minutes. we go to france, football fans are celebrating that nation. its host won the opening round, france beat romania 2-1 in the national stadium outside of paris. 80,000 fans went through multiple security check points to attend that match. you'll remember that was the site of one of the terrorist attacks back in november. amid fears the month-long football championship could be a target, the national stadium, again, was hit last year but the
opening match victory was much needed good news for france after it's been suffering through labor turmoil, fuel shortages and even bad weather there. cnn's amanda davis has the story. >> reporter: the flags are flying the horns are blaring and the ticket tape is flying. this is a city starting to allow itself to get excited about the fact that france is hosting euro 2016. and after the opening match, france as a country with a new footballing hero. didier dechamps called for to the opening game to give a sense of rest from the terror in recent times. after it moved on the pitch it reflected that. a sensational tournament from payet. he set up their first and scored a spectacular second with just a
minute left to play to get us up and running and france off to that winning start. but that is just one match down. 50 still to go on the road to planning the 2016 europe champions. there's a tournament that's really tough to call. pain the two-time defending champions but haven't been in the best form, beaten by georgia earlier this week. the world champions germany have been struggling with injuries and, then, of course, the there's belgium, talented but can he make his squad finally proven their worth at a major tournament. there is plenty to look forward to over the next month. i'm amanda davies, in paris, france. >> thank you. england and russia are set to face off in marseille in the coming hours, but some of their fans faced off friday instead.
french police used tear gas to break up scuffles between english and russian fan, they reportedly taunted each other and threw bottles at police. authorities say several people there were arrested. clashes also broke out on thursday when around 100 english fans clashed with local residents. a former reality show contestant has been shot to death in florida. 22-year-old singer christina grimmie from the tv competition "the voice" was signing autographs after a concert friday night in orlando. police say is a man with two guns walked up to her and opened fire. grimmie's brother tackled the gunman who ended up killing himself. police have not said anything about a possible link her grimmie and her attacker. "the voice" tweeted this there are no words. we lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice. our hearts go out to the friend, fans and family of the real
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in the mediterranean sea medical teams rescued 1300 might go grants on wednesday and thursday who were stranded there. doctors without borders says there were more than one-third women and children in that group including unaccompanied minors. many of the migrants were suffering from dehydration or hypothermia. one of three rescue ships is back at sea looking for stranded boats. police at dallas, texas, said they had to shoot a man outside of love field airport after a domestic disturbance. >> get down! get down! >> you can see the video there and hear gunshots in the background. police say the suspect rushed officers with a rock. authorities say before the shooting the man was throwing large landscaping stones at his ex-girlfriend's car. police say she was afraid of him and hit her earlier in the day.
the man is expected to survive his gunshots. the israeli military said crossings from gaza to israel will be closed through sunday. this all due to security concerns following this week's deadly shootings in tel aviv. the military says the crossings will be open for humanitarian and medical cases only and for palestinians wishing to worship at the temple mount. let's bring in cnn's fred pleitgen. fred, good to have you this hour. there have been a good deal of tensions after this attack. what's the latest we know so far? >> reporter: well, so far, the big question is whether or not there is going to be further actions taken by the israelis in the wake of these attacks that happened in tel aviv. and then, of course, the big question is also when all of these restrictions are going to be lifted, how things are going to move forward. right now, what's happening, the village where the two attackers came from in the west bank is still surrounded by israeli
security forces. there have been some raids. and also what happened overnight, a news that village was demolished as well. that stems from a separate incident that happened earlier in the year where the person who lived in that house killed a woman here in israel and now that house demolition has happened. of course it's significant that it happened so shortly after the attacks in tel aviv and in the same village that the attackers came from. one of the important things that happened here friday prayers at the mosque here in jerusalem went by without any major incidents. that's one of the big moments that authorities here had been bracing for. there were massive security precautions in place. there were a lot more police officers in the street. there were also restrictions on people allowed to attend those friday prayers. but those going through that certainly it was an important milestone for israelis and palestinians now what people are waiting to see how things evolve over the next couple of days,
whether or not these tensions in the wakes of those attacks will somewhat either or whether or not there will be an escalation, george. >> fred, one of the police officers has become a hero, what you can tell us about that? >> reporter: an off-duty police officer, you're right, after off-duty police officer who lived in the vicinity of where the attacks took place in tel aviv. what happens is they essentially had one of the attackers that they took into their house. he and his wife aloud some people into the house. obviously people fleeing the attacks one of them was one of the attackers who came with that group. he rushed to the scene when he got there, he said he saw the other attacker being arrested and realize head was dressed in exactly the same way as the man he allowed to his house. this police officer rushed back to his apartment, he was expecting, the media says, to find a bloodbath. found the attacker was unarmed
and nothing had happened. at that point, he called in authorities and the attacker was arrested. certainly, this privileolice of off-duty here, he heallet his m into his house nothing happened to his family as well as others in his house. this is "cnn newsroom," donald trump, he's no stranger to attacks but now leaders from his own party are criticizing his comments. we'll have that story ahead. plus, hillary clinton snags another big endorsement as she works to unite the democratic party behind her. stay with us. welcome to stouffer's fit kitchen. prime cuts of meat. 25 grams of protein. and savory, mouth-watering sides. it's the perfect balance of delicious and nutritious. making it just the right fit for you. stouffer's fit kitchen meals. this is fit.
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donald trump says that no one should be judged by their race or religion. in washington, the presumptive republican presidential nominee tried to appeal to evangelical voters. trump said that the u.s. is divided by religion and race and that he is the least race the person and that he will bring the nation together. in the key state of virginia, trump tried to win over minority voters. >> these poor sad people never trump. still going oh, never trump, never trump. these poor guys, never trump. i saw it today. i saw it today. by the way, i am the least -- just so you know, i am the least racist person -- the least racist person that you've ever seen. the least. i mean, give me a break.
but they're saying is donald trump a racist? i am the least racist person that you've ever looked at, believe me. but these poor people, you know, they're trying to never trump, never trump. they've been doing this for months. they did it with indiana. they did it with new york. we're going to win new york. i win in a massive landslide. >> donald trump on the campaign trail. in the meantime, another key republican figure is strongly condemning the donald. former u.s. presidential candidate mitt romney is hosting a private retreat with republican donors and in a cnn exclusive interview, romney said a republican alternative is unlikely but elected donald trump as president would be dangerous for the united states. >> i myself will not be voting for either one of them. i just can't bring myself to vote for hillary clinton. i don't think the policies she promotes are right for the
country. and mr. trump is too great a departure from the values of our country. i'll be writing in someone else's name, it will be probably another republican. >> but isn't that -- you're going to write in some other name that has no chance, but isn't that copping out right now of your responsibility? >> well, my responsibility was to express to the american people what i believe was right about the potential nominee of our party. and i did so plainly and clearly. and the people who made the choice decided to go a different direction, that's their right. but as an individual, i simply can't put my name down as someone who voted for principles that suggest racism or xenophobia, misogyny. bigotry who has been vulgar time and again. and the most recent attack on judge curial, is a racist one that says i can't be apart of that. i cannot sign up for that and be
associated in that in any way, shape and form. hillary clinton is also echoing mitt romney's concerns about donald trump as she looked toward the general election. the democratic presumptive presidential nominee is blasting her republican rival. one of clinton's biggest new supporters is now joining in. michelle kosinski explains it all. >> reporter: hillary clinton her feet firmly planted as the pretouch tiff democratic nominee. now pushing on towards november. >> do we want to put our health, our lives, our futures in donald trump's hands? >> reporter: setting at stage for planned parenthood. >> when donald trump says a distinguished judge born in indiana can't do his jauss because of his mexican heritage
or mocks a reporter with disabilities or denigrates muslims and americans it goes against everything that we stand for. he does not see all americans as all americans. >> reporter: earlier, senator elizabeth warren arrived at secretary clinton's home adding speculation that she could be the v.p. pick. only hours after she endorsed clinton on television. >> i am ready to get in this fight and work my heart out for hillary clinton to become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: on the prospects of running mate, he only said she's ready for the job. he would be able to pull from the younger voters that hillary clinton needs on board. although she has not exactly been on clinton's side from the start. she has proven to do battle with trump. >> the loud nasty, thin-skinned fraud has never risked anything for anyone and who serves no one
but himself. the thin-skinned racist bully. >> reporter: trump's tweet back, just as incendiary. torching one with the nickname he gave her. po pocahontas is at it again, elizabeth warren one of the least productive u.s. senators has a nasty mouth. hope she is a v.p. choice. she got in the last word, no, seriously, though, delete your account. and where is bernie sanders in this democratic power coalition? thursday night still rallying his supportsers in d.c. ahead of tuesday's primary. not a mention there of hillary clinton. nor has he endorsed her yet. it will be a quiet weekend at bernie's in vermont, a day after pledging to work with clinton from now on. michelle kosinski, cnn, the
white house. a stormy weekend over 90 million americans are threatened with some form of severe weather. today, our meteorologist derek van dam is here to give us details. >> it's not a large area but a highly densely populated part of the world. we're stalking new york city, boston, parts of chicago. we'll get the details right now. i'll actually zoom in on the regions so you can get a better handle on what to expect. the greatest threat of severe weather comes across the high plains. this is dakotas into minnesota. large hail, damaging wind and isolated tornado. when we talk about the major population density today, we're talking central iowa into northern illinois. chicago, look at this, new york, boston, pittsburgh, buffalo, that's where we have a slight risk of severe weather. we'll be keeping a close eye on
that to saty the least. we have more thunderstorms expected to fire, especially across the new england coastline. once we get that daytime heating from the sun, all the parameters are there, the dynamics in the atmosphere, including this heat dome we've been talking about for the past couple of days. this is set to shatter. at least flirt with shattering longstanding records in place for decades. look back at indianapolis. flirting with records, fdr was in the oval office. look at the temperatures, new york, the brunt of the heat. do i need to remind you. june 20th is in fact the first day of summer. get a lot of this. we've got celebration taking place in london. celebrating the queen's 90th birthday trooping the color. and george, it it looks like it might rain on her parade. quite literally, the festivities getting under way at 1:00 p.m.
and that's when i expect the rain to settle in. >> raining on the queen's parade. derek van dam, thank you so much. talking about the between's parade, it is the first day of big celebrations in the british capital. a birthday bash fit for a queen. set to resume. marking queen elizabeth's 90th birthday. live coverage from london ahead. live from atlanta, the u.s. and around the world this hour, you're watching "cnn newsroom." be the you who shows up in that dress. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara® just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses. stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections and cancer. some serious infections require hospitalization. before treatment, get tested for tuberculosis. before starting stelara® tell your doctor if you think you have an infection or have symptoms such as: fever, sweats, chills, muscle aches or cough. always tell your doctor if you have any signs of infection, have had cancer, if you develop any new skin growths
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headlines we're following for you this hour. amid floods, strikes and terrorism concerns, host nation france won the opening match of euro 2016. france beat romania 2-1 scoring the winning goal in the match's 89th minute. three matches set for saturday including england versus russia. the tournament continues for one month. >> the medical aid group doctors without borders has rescued 1300 migrants over two days. they had been stranded in the mediterranean sea. rescuers say more than a third are women and children including unaccompanied minors. and police shoot a man outside of dallas love field in texas. airport video shows him throwing large landscaping rocks at his ex-girlfriend's car. he is expected to survive. in louisville, kentucky, the greatest has been laid to rest.
people line the streets to say their last good-byes to muhammad ali. >> ali! ali! ali! >> his body was driven through the town where his legendary career began. fans there chanted his name, as you hear, just like the days of his time in the ring. then thousands gathered for a memorial service. people have lined up since tuesday to get tickets there. they joined allie's friends and family to cap what has been a week-long celebration of his extraordinary life. ali's widow explained how he came along just at the right time. >> you know, as i reflect on the life of my husband, it's easy to see his most obvious talents. his majesty in the ring as he danced under those lights enshrined him as a champion for the ages. less obvious was his extraordinary sense of timing. his knack for being in the right place at the right time.
seemed to be ordained by a higher power. even though surrounded by jim crow, he was born into a family with two parents that nurtured and encouraged him. he was placed on the path of his dreams by a white cop. and he had teachers who understood his dreams and wanted him to succeed. the olympic gold medal came, and the world started to take notice. a group of successful businessmen in louisville called the louisville sponsoring group, saw his potential and helped had him build a runway to launch his career. his timing was impeccable as he burst into the national stage, just as television was hungry for a star to change the face of sports. you know, if muhammad didn't like the rules, he rewrote them. his religion, his name, his beliefs were his to fashion. no matter what the cost.
>> muhammad ali laid to rest in louisville, kentucky, at 74 years i would. let's go back now live to london for the official celebrations of queen elizabeth's 90th birthday in just about 15 minutes' time. carriages carrying the queen and other members of the royal family will be leaving buckingham palace for the trooping of the military parade. max foster is live in london following the events. max, good to have you. >> reporter: george, we're also joined by kate williams an expert on the pomp and pageantry which will be fully on display today. >> yes, we do pomp and pageantry pretty well. huge amounts, 1,400 soldiers, 400 musicians. the fly-past, the queen is expected to be in her carriage. >> reporter: we've got a huge amount of bands gathered around us who are going to launch a
mighty burst. just a warn here. >> lots of drums. >> reporter: but the process in about the course of an hour, the carriages will leave buckingham palace. the more junior royals going forth and then the queen. that's going to be a great moment. >> it will be a great moment. we saw the queen yesterday for thanksgiving service. but this is the real celebration. the trooping of the color we see it every year. to celebrate ma a huge year it is for her majesty. she didn't actually ride on a horse herself until 1987. and then carriage. >> reporter: someone shot a blanky. >> yes, that's one of the few attempts on the queen's life. she said i'm going to be out there and get in my carriage because i want to be among the people. >> reporter: it's interesting,
the military service men and women, huge, you can't have more security. but in the same time, there's the freedom, people able to wander in and out at will and they're not being checked in any way. that plays into what her vision of what the monarchy should be. >> that's right. as for the members of the public, i think it's essentially underlying the fact that she doesn't want to live in a policed state. although there are security experts who i know have been consulting with the palace, it's impossible to do this, particularly for the huge lunch, she should be wearing bulletproof vests. she absolutely refused it. >> reporter: a big public lunch tomorrow which is what kate is talking about, a big picnic, happening all the way down the mile, for the support of the charities that the queen has supported over the years. one of them has been the way
she's increased that charitable voluntary side of the monarchy. and made it relevant to people when she doesn't actually have any actual power. >> yes, the queen has very much modernized the monarchy, partly the yearly christmas message. and the crisis, after the death of diana in 1997. and the visibility. in particular, the key role with charity, monarchs have participated in patronage, but not in the respect that the queen has. 500, 600 organizations all patronized by the queen. they will be here at what we call the patron's lunch. 10,000 people all having a private -- as private as you can with 10,000 people, all attending the lunch. >> reporter: let's have a look around, we can possibly see what it's like down there. because at this point in the day, people do get incredibly
excited, don't they? that's what the royals do, they create these tumbleweed moments where everyone fills up with expectation and suddenly they're there in front of them? >> they do. for many, they feel it's a slice of history. they say i feel like i'll never see it again. she is the oldest monarch in the world, people feel this is a great way to celebrate her longevity. and the time in which she came to british. it's a time at which many of us didn't have a car or inside bathroom. certainly, didn't have washing machines, overseas travel. we see the technology, the moon landing and changes within the family. it does commemorate her and britain's history. >> reporter: we've got word on the military and how they prepare for it. so many months and months of work, rehearsals.
overnight, and the musicians, of the band -- i'm reading this because i don't want to get it wrong -- they wear priceless gold coats made of gold. >> they are made of gold. they had a busy night of polishing and cleaning and polishing shoes. it's important to look exactly perfect. i think it really sums up how important the armed forces are to her majesty. the second world war, the ats, the women's service, she was a young participant of that. veterans are always important to her. that role is crucial to her at this moment, she sees a way of giving back to those who have given their service and lives for the country. >> and we'll see all three royals. princess anne as well. they're all fully involved and
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>> reporter: here we are, we're back at the palace. we have a carriage leaving the palace. >> yes. >> reporter: this is the queen's official birthday. a lot of people ask why she has so many? >> she has two birthdays like covington bear. the only person in the world. the reason is because of the great british weather. george ii had a birthday in november, and we're talking with the procession. he said it's going to be too cold. let's have one in june. so it's been the second saturday in june and it's always been a tradition. that they participated in two birthdays. >> reporter: you have the duchess of cornwall and the duchess of cambridge. so we expect, say, the more junior members of the royal party. >> yes, we won't expect to see
prince george and princess charlotte in the carriage. they're far too young to participate. and prince andrew. >> so we expect to see prince charles coming soon. >> coming soon. >> and prince william after that. >> and prince william we have to see as well. >> and as we look out over the crowds here, this really says so much about the celebrity of royalty, doesn't it? >> yes, the queen's popularity rating has absolutely soared over the past years. 2012, 90%. it really is very high. and for so many people, is this a chance to see the queen and also to see the pomp and pageantry that we do so well and celebrate her birthday. it is a chance for celebrity. certainly, this woman born a little girl so far from the thrown never to be queen has becomed the most photographed woman in the world. >> they're waiting for the queen to come along. that's just a taste, isn't it,
really? they have these amazing sets of cavalry coming before her. and the royal colonels as well. >> the royal colonels. and it really does summarize the military. the trooping of the color, the regiment has the same color and if they're in battle, it goes back to losing the flag it's based in symbolics. it's meaning they're defeated. and i think nothing underlines it to that we have changed the queen's law in 2013, you wouldn't expect to see a woman being head of the military services here. and yet, she is. she's done the job so successfully. she proves that a woman can do the job just as well as a man. >> we're watching them line up here. this is the incredible band.
pure gold. >> pure gold. >> and incredible outfits. >> that's a bit of a fringe for the part. >> and this is the formal cavalry behind who will effectively may trumpet her arrival. >> yes. and you see the gold stream guards, the household cavalry, those particularly involved in protecting her majesty herself. you see all of that. >> people are fascinated by her outfits. i know this isn't your expert area, it's certainly not my expert area, she wears these bright outfits so she can be seen. >> that's not a color i've seen in the queen in. throughout the years she's had fashion of bright colors and small hats so people can see her. that is incredible color. i think it's angela kelly, i think it is. >> angela kelly is -- >> her regular designer.
>> people waving their flags. we have this debate with republicans around these occasions, the polls consistently show that they are popular so that debate is on ice as long as the queen's around. >> as well as the queen is around, we've had a large drop in the divorces, the death of diana, people were indifferent to royalty that the point. but the efforts to the royalty, the queen herself, has created popularity. as long as she's on the throne you can say she's pretty secure, as well as the monarchy. but the value leaning towards the monarchy. and we do expect there are some changes and a dip in popularity when we have a change in monarchy. >> but her team has always said it's up for those countries to decide whether to keep the
monarchy. she's not going to get involved in any way. immensely popular, always in canada, and the suggestion has been made to me they're also very popular in the u.s. but canada has them as their monarchy. >> absolutely. the queen's birthday is a holiday. a day off in canada. they do find it amazing that we don't have a day off here. we may see a change some perception for the monarchy. >> we are looking at queen's pageantry in full flare here. in trooping of the color. and as kate williams has been describing, this is very much an expression of the queen's commitment to military in her role as the commander. the ultimate commander of the british military. let's continue through the
generations as we have princess anne, prince chairs and prince william all the members as well riding behind her. >> and the scene has served in world war ii. she is med of the state, the military and we focus on her role as head of state than other roles. this is just as important. servicemen, the work that they do for their country giving their lives, giving their time, sacrificing so much for the country, is this a chance to say thank you to the military. >> suddenly, it's all clear, isn't it, what they're waiting for here is the return from the guards and the balcony, it's ready to go, isn't it, with the drapes. >> they got the drapes out this morning. and what we are interested to see who is going to be on there. the hope of prince george and princess charlotte might be on there waving to us. it was a slimmed down balcony. we had the queen and charles and
duchess of cornwall. the whole balance, we didn't have them. and we had them very slimmed down as to the thrown. whether we'll see that today is very intriguing because it's certainly sending a message how the queen sees the monarchy picture. >> let's have a look at the horses. horses are animals, we're told never to involve animals in live television. we do have these occasion where is they bolt, don't they? >> yes. >> they have a system in place. there's the queen. >> there was one bolting in the royal wedding. >> yes. >> and really well trained, picked for her calm temperament. but still as you say, they're completely unpredictable. there might be something that spooks them. we are going to see gun salutes. they are incredibly well behaved. as you say, they just carry on.
there are always wonderful pictures. sometimes, we see the actual soldiers themselves, it's quite muggy here, quite hot, sometimes, we think they'll keep calm and carry on. but it sums up how the queen has lived for the past 90 years. >> it also sums up the purpose of monarchy. if you face a problem like cott continuity, that you carry on, she expresses that continuity in everything that she does. >> it's when you become a monarch, your father has died. she was incredibly close to him, dwolted to him. he died much earlier in his 50s. that is the key time most of us get to grieve their parents. and a monarch can't. you have to go straight to duty. your own emotions have to be quashed to the goal. it's a hard thing.
>> here's their arrival with the horse parade. this screams britishness, doesn't it in many ways? >> it does. it does. >> explain what that space is saul about. >> this parade, it's an actual procession there. what we should see there is the queen undergoing the duty of surveying the troops. that goes right back to the 17th century here in britain. once upon a time, the monarch was expected to ride out with the troops. the visit to the armada, for the monarch to be seen as someone to lead them to battle. that's certainly not the case. certainly we're not in the war way in which we were. still, the idea of inspecting the troops. saying yes, they're ready to go, they're good to go, and i approve of them. >> in terms of what happens after that, it's a good hour's worth of surveying troops.
it's a performance, isn't it? a huge amount of work goes into it. something that prince philip, of course, always enjoyed, we're told. he's 95 years old his grandson says he goes out carriage driving. the idea that he's so active in that age. he is fundamental to his monarchy, isn't he? >> they got married in 1947, they've beaten in britain you get a telegram if you're married 60 years. they've already sent themselves a telegram. and he is a key part. the queen has called him her rock. she said throughout the difficult times, good times, bad times, he's been behind her. for a man like prince philip, he fought very bravely. he's a very determined man. sometimes, it's difficult to always walk two paces behind your wife to be support.
it isn't always easy to be a quilt. and he has fulfilled the role. and it will be incredible for the queen when he's not here. >> behind the scenes he's very much in charge. he organizes the estate as well. there say security concern here today, isn't there? they are here, but they try to play it down as much as they possibly can. >> yes, of course, police in plains clothes pretending that they're normal tourists. we are at high security here. and with the collection of people. wandering people going, and as you can see, with no search, it would give security experts a heart attack. simply, the queen would not turn the place into a fortress. she's determined that people paid for the monarchy, they should come here, they should enjoy it and not be intimidated
by an excessive security presence. >> we should point out that people here are serving the military and just returned from war zones. so it will be a quick response. in terms of what happens when they come back to the palace, it wouldn't extend to the whole day as they have in the past because is this an elderly couple. >> i'm not quite 90 yet. i follow the queen a lot. i sometimes can't stavnd around for the same amount of time that she can. it's incredible. prince harry was asked what would you give the queen for her birthday. prince harry said i'd give her a day off so she could lie around doing nothing all day. because she can't get to lying around doing nothing. but she has this incredible health. so does the duke. it's wonderful and quite tiring. and we're having a celebration again tomorrow.
and the queen really doesn't get a day off to go home sick because everyone expects to see her. she really feels she can't let people down. >> it's interesting, to coincide by all of this, the constitution of the university of london gave out this big report talking about how the royal family have made sacrifices in terms of their human rights because they don't enjoy the same rights as other people. they don't have the same sort of freedom as other people. she doesn't even vote in elections. >> right. >> so she can't be seen to take a view. >> no. >> and there are sacrifices despite the fact that they have these amazing trappings that they're brought up in. >> i think two things you have to days visavow freedom and you to disavow emotion. the queen simply cannot.
even with the prime minister, she asked questions. for the entirety of her reign, we simply don't know what she thinks unless someone needs it. with that relationship with northern england, and now, in 2011, when she went and talked about the things and the stakes to be made, it was important coming from her because she never intervened before so that's vital. but as emotionally. you simply can't be showing your emotions. you have to be there for the public. you can't be tired or cross. you there have been easier when dignitaries put their arms around the queen or touched. i think when there was hysteria. >> michelle obama. >> michelle obama. she smiles sweetly. >> the crowds -- the fans,
rather, heading into the area where the trooping of color will take place. getting into position, this amazing scene. of precision. lots of people talk about the north korean celebrations in a similar way. they can't get their heads around how they actually get these things together. >> this is usually full of cars, absolutely packed. and most of london. they do have small rehearsal as at night. one two weeks ago and they had another important rehearsals. these are rehearsals the queen doesn't take part in. so anything can go wrong. people have coming here every year they put so much into it it usually does go with perfection. >> okay, so once -- we just are watching the queen arrive and the trooping of the color. a spectacular occasion.
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