BAFTA cancels Tea Party event following Queen Elizabeth II's death

The British monarch passed away on Thursday at the age of 96 at her Balmoral estate in Scotland. After news of her death broke, BAFTA officials released a statement cancelling their annual pre-Emmys party. "In light of today's very sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the annual BAFTA TV 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."