English Premier League To Postpone Matches Until Monday To Honor Death Of Queen Elizabeth II
On Friday, the English Premier League announced that it will be postponing its matches until Monday to honor the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The league reportedly held a meeting, where the top 20-flight clubs came together to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth, who died at 96-years-old and was the longest-serving British monarch in history.
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters issued a statement, mentioning the legacy the late Queen left behind.
“We and our clubs would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and unwavering service to our country. As our longest-serving monarch, she has been an inspiration and leaves behind an incredible legacy following a life of dedication. This is a tremendously sad time for not just the nation, but also for the millions of people around the world who admired her, and we join together with all those in mourning her passing.”
Multiple sports bodies in the United Kingdom are reportedly cancelling their planned events to pay respects to the royal family as well. Both the DP World Tour and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth have suspended matches through Friday. The European Tour issued a statement, calling Queen Elizabeth a true inspiration to people all over the world.
“On behalf of our members and everyone connected with the European Tour group and the BMW Championship, it is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was truly an inspiration to the people of the world over.”
Queen Elizabeth II became queen on February 6, 1952, and was crowned on June 2, 1953. She was the mother of Prince Charles, who has been crowned the King of England. Queen Elizabeth was also a grandmother to Princes William and Harry. As the longest-serving monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth attempted to make her reign more modern and was especially sensitive to a changing public perception while also managing to maintain closely held traditions associated with the crown.
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