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Beginning on Sunday, CNN will produce complete coverage of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, a famously regal event, complete with traditional British pomp and circumstance:
"Over four days, Britain, and the world, will celebrate her extraordinary reign," says Piers Morgan of the woman who has spent 60 years on the throne.
Chosen to co-anchor the network's coverage, the festivities will have special meaning to the man who lists both the Silver and Golden Jubilee as memorable moments, first from his personal, and then later, his professional life:
"I was editing a big newspaper in Britain then," says Morgan of the 2002 Golden Jubilee. "We did hundreds of pages saluting her majesty, never imagining actually, that she would still be on the throne, perhaps, after 60 years."
Set to host the event with CNN's Brooke Baldwin, a woman he describes as "one of my favorites, I have to say, at CNN, on the entire network," Morgan predicts the upcoming festivities will be unprecedented:
"The worlds eyes will rightly be on London, and Britain, for this incredible four day extravaganza, and for me, it's going to be quite a thrill."
CNN's coverage of the Diamond Jubilee begins Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and continues through Tuesday, as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 60 years on the throne.