BAFTA’s traditional pre-Emmy soiree will not take place this weekend as planned. Following news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death at the age of 96 on Thursday, the decision was made not to proceed with the event.
“In light of today’s very sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, BAFTA TV’s annual Tea Party will no longer take place this weekend,” the organization said in a statement. “We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty the Queen, whose close association with BAFTA spanned 50 years. Our thoughts are with the Chairman of BAFTA, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge and the Royal Family, to whom we offer our deepest condolences.”
The BAFTA TV Tea Party was scheduled for this Saturday, September 10, from 2 pm to 5 pm at The Maybourne Beverly Hills.