Last Night of the Proms and Mercury Prize called off after the Queen's death

Sheku Kanneh-Mason was scheduled to perform at the Last Night of the Proms on the cello. The Last Night of the Proms and the Mercury

Music Prize ceremony have been cancelled due to the announcement of Queen Elizabeth II's passing.

Saturday was to be the usual conclusion of the Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall. According to its organisers, the event has been cancelled as a token of respect.

The Mercury Music Prize ceremony was supposed to take place on Thursday, but it was moved to Friday because some of the nominees were late.  

When the news of the Queen's death was released, artists including Sam Fender and Little Simz had already come and rehearsed for the show,

which was scheduled to air on BBC Four. Organizers said in a statement, "Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family during this extremely difficult time."

The other contenders for the prestigious album of the year prize were Self Esteem, Wet Leg, Harry Styles, and Gwenno. The organisers added that a future date will be announced