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April 26th, 2011
03:42 AM ET

Wedding renews U.S., Britain 'unbreakable' bond

American interest in Britain’s upcoming royal wedding is a reflection of the historic bonds the two countries share. Winston Churchill first coined the bond a “special relationship.” The phrase has been renewed throughout the years, but like any relationship it has had it’s ups and down.

AM’s Kiran Chetry traces the two countries’ friendship and diplomacy. When did it begin and at what moments did it fade? Kiran talks to historian David Woolner of the Roosevelt Institute  and former British Prime Minster Gordon about the “unbreakable” relationship.

Special courtesy to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library for access to original correspondence between FDR and King George VI.

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