Last Night of the Proms, National Television Awards and other events cancelled or postponed following Queen's death

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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File photo dated 17/4/2013 of Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the funeral of Baroness Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral, central London. IIssue date: Friday September 9, 2022.
Events have been cancelled following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. (PA)

The National Television Awards has joined the list of entertainment events and filming that have been postponed or cancelled as a mark of respect following The Queen's death.

Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday, 8 September after Buckingham Palace announced earlier in the day that her doctors were concerned for her health and the Royal Family had been called to join her at Balmoral.

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The news saw broadcasting schedules on TV and radio taken over by extended news programmes and tributes to Her Majesty's life and 70-year reign, and various entertainment events have now been cancelled or postponed.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Albert Hall for a special BBC Proms concert to celebrate her 80th birthday.
The Queen at a Proms concert to mark her 80th birthday. (PA)

The National Television Awards (NTAs) were due to take place on Thursday, but have now been postponed by a month until 13 October.

A statement said: “ITV and Indigo Television have taken the decision to reschedule this year’s National Television Awards; the ceremony will now take place on Thursday October 13, live from the OVO Arena Wembley. All tickets will remain valid for the new date.”

The final two nights of the BBC Proms, the eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts, that were due to take place on Friday and Saturday have been cancelled - including the world-famous Last Night of the Proms concert, known for its inclusion of patriotic music and Union flag waving.

The BBC tweeted: "Following the very sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, as a mark of respect we will not be going ahead with Prom 71 on Friday September 9, or the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday September 10."

Queen Elizabeth's death also prompted the cancellation of some international events, with the annual Bafta tea party in Los Angeles among them.

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The event, which celebrates the stars of the screen, had been due to return following a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic but was called off as a mark of respect to the Royal Family, which is enjoys close links with - including having Prince William as Bafta's current president.

The Duke of Cambridge, President of BAFTA,  and The Duchess of Cambridge wearing a full-length white and gold gown by Alexander McQueen, arrive at the 2020 BAFTA Awards Ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 02, 2020.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the 2020 Baftas. (PA)

A statement from Bafta on Thursday said: “In light of today’s very sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the annual Bafta Tea Party will no longer be taking place this weekend.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen, whose close association with Bafta spanned 50 years.

“Our thoughts are with Bafta’s President HRH The Duke of Cambridge and the Royal Family, to whom we offer our deepest sympathy.”

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Netflix series The Crown, a dramatisation of The Queen's reign and the events affecting the royals during her life, is expected to pause production of its current series as a mark of respect.

Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown (Netflix)
Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown (Netflix)

Its writer Peter Morgan told Deadline: “The Crown is a love letter to her and I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect. I expect we will stop filming out of respect too."

The series has been controversial with the royals for its portrayal of some personal aspects of their lives and the currently filming series six had been due to shoot scenes around Princess Diana's death in a Paris car crash.

Other major entertainment events and live shows are yet to confirm whether they will still take place during the 10-day period of national mourning.

Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London, ahead of a Gun Salute to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.
Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London, ahead of a Gun Salute to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. (PA)

They include BBC One's scheduled launch show for Strictly Come Dancing, the series' only pre-recorded episode, to air on 17 September which now looks set to be the weekend that the funeral will take place.

Channel 4 is also due to begin the new series of The Great British Bake Off on Tuesday, although again no announcement has yet been made on whether it will go ahead.

Elsewhere, all Premier League and English Football League fixtures have been postponed for this weekend.

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