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ABC plans extensive Diamond Jubilee coverage

  |   May 15, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- ABC says it plans to air exclusive interviews with British princes William and Harry in honor of their grandmother, the queen's, 60th anniversary on the throne.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year.

Interviews with her grandsons, as well as other members of the royal family, are to air May 29 as a 2-hour special edition of "20/20" called "The Real Queen: By Her Own Royal Family with Katie Couric."

"Good Morning America" is to broadcast live from London June 4-5, and a London concert featuring Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Annie Lennox, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas and Jessie J. is to air June 5.

"With millions around the world watching the historic celebrations surrounding Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee this spring, ABC News will air two exclusive prime-time broadcasts anchored by Katie Couric, including the only American interview with her grandsons, TRH The Duke of Cambridge Prince William -- who pays a personal and poignant tribute to his grandmother and also speaks candidly about his mother, Princess Diana, and his wedding -- and Prince Harry, as well as the American broadcast of the most star-studded event of all, the 'Concert for the Queen,'" ABC said in a news release.

"World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline" will cover the events surrounding the Jubilee weekend from June 2-5. ABCNews.com and Goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo! will have full coverage for several days that will include articles, live-streamed events, slideshows and interactives. ABC News Radio correspondent Tom Rivers will be in London reporting all things Jubilee, and ABC NewsOne will provide coverage for its clients and stations, the network said.

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