Television programs have been suspended following the death of Queen Elizabeth II following her peaceful passing on September 8, aged 96.
The BBC and ITV began covering news of Her Majesty’s poor health following a statement from Buckingham Palace, with Channel 4 and Channel 5 following suit.
As the country enters a period of mourning, regular TV shows have been cut, with This Morning, Loose Women and soap operas cancelled.
Mourning: TV programs have been suspended following the death of Queen Elizabeth II after her peaceful passing on September 8, aged 96 (pictured March 2022)
ITV will broadcast The Queen Remembered all night with Good Morning Britain from 6am with Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard.
An Extended News Special will then air for the remainder of the day with Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women as well as Emmerdale and Coronation Street cancelled.
In the evening, the channel will broadcast Queen Elizabeth II – The Longest Reign, before continuing on The News At Ten.
Canceled: The BBC and ITV began covering news of Her Majesty’s poor health following a statement from Buckingham Palace, with Channel 4 and Channel 5 following suit (The Queen pictured on Coronation Street in 2021)
Mark of respect: ITV has also taken Emmerdale off the air and it is not yet clear when the channels will return to scheduled programming
The BBC must adhere to editorial restrictions after Her Majesty’s death for several days and although others were not required to do so, they have complied.
Emmerdale and Coronation have been canceled for the remainder of the week, times are subject to change and it is not yet known when the channels will return to scheduled programming.
Her son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, is now King Charles III, as the world mourns his mother, Britain’s longest-serving monarch.
Off-air: An extended news special will air for the rest of the day on ITV, with Lorraine canceled
Programming: This morning will also be off the air to make way for special coverage
All of Her Majesty’s children had rushed to Balmoral today after doctors became ‘worried’ for her health. A few hours later, she passed away, surrounded by her family.
At 6:30 p.m., his death was confirmed. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen consort will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow’.
The Queen’s death will see Britain and her Commonwealth realms enter a ten-day period of mourning as millions of her subjects in the UK and abroad come to terms with her passing.
King Charles III issued this poignant statement in reaction to the death of his ‘beloved mother’ as he took the throne today
Her Majesty The Queen – Britain’s longest-reigning monarch – died peacefully at Balmoral aged 96. His son Charles is now king. He will stay at Balmoral tonight before returning to London with Queen Consort, Camilla
And as her son ascends to the throne, there will also be a celebration of her historic 70-year reign which saw her reach her platinum jubilee this year – a landmark unlikely to be reached again by a monarch. British.
Charles, the King, said: “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a time of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
“We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Kingdoms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people across the world.
“During this time of grief and change, my family and I will be comforted and supported by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.”
The Queen poses for a photo in the Balmoral drawing room shortly before meeting Ms Truss, whom she has appointed Prime Minister
Tributes are already pouring in for Her Majesty, for many of the greatest Britons in history and arguably the most famous woman on the planet. For billions of people around the world, she was the very face of Britishness.
To her subjects at home, Her Majesty was the anchor of the nation, holding firm whatever storm she or her country faced – from the uncertain aftermath of World War II to, more recently, the pandemic. She was also steadfast as she faced tragedies and scandals in her own family, most recently the Megxit fallout and the death of her beloved husband Prince Philip.
Charles will embark on a UK tour ahead of his mother’s funeral with his wife Camilla, who the Queen announced would be crowned Queen consort of her eldest son in a historic statement to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee and her 70 years on the throne on February 6.
The Queen’s death came more than a year after that of her beloved husband Philip, her ‘strength and guide’, who died aged 99 in April 2021.
Since her funeral, where she poignantly sat alone due to lockdown restrictions, her own health has failed and she has been forced to miss an increasing number of events, mainly due to ‘mobility issues’ and tired.
It all started when Princess Elizabeth was officially proclaimed Queen on February 8, 1952. She was crowned at Westminster Abbey (pictured) on June 2, 1953 – coincidentally on the same day a joyous nation learned that a team of the Commonwealth had conquered Mount Everest.