Everything that will be cancelled or closed following the death of the Queen including Man United next clash

There will be significant variances in stores and on television.

The nation is in grief following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Intricate arrangements, dubbed Operation London Bridge, had been devised for when Her Majesty died.

Don't Miss Any Football Moment... Join Us. Now
Join Us Now


The proposals will result in significant changes to what events are scheduled, where we shop, and even what shows on television. The day of her funeral will be a bank holiday, and most businesses will be closed or have changed their hours. According to The Mirror, the following businesses will be closed or canceled.


The economy and shopping

The day of the funeral will be designated as a National Day of Mourning, but employers will not be required to give their employees a day off. There will be a national bank holiday following church services and memorial ceremonies across the UK unless it falls on the weekend.


The service will be conducted in Westminster Abbey, and the UK will observe a two-minute silence at noon. As a result, most individuals will be excused from work on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral.


Shops will close or operate for limited hours, and banks will, of course, be closed. The London Stock Exchange will be closed on the day of the Queen’s funeral and probably for several days afterward, potentially costing the economy billions of dollars.


Selfridges has led tributes to the Queen after announcing that it will not be open on Friday.


The business closed early on Thursday and announced that it will be closed all day Friday before reopening over the weekend.


“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.”


“Queen Elizabeth has been a reassuring constant in our lives since her accession to the throne on February 6, 1952, making her the longest-reigning monarch in British history.”


“Her Majesty has been dedicated to the service of our country and the Commonwealth for the past 70 years, exhibiting an immense sense of duty and dedication.”



All sporting events would be canceled as part of Operation London Bridge on the Day of National Mourning. Football matches are likely to be rescheduled if history is any guide. When Princess Diana died, the game between Liverpool and Newcastle United that was scheduled for later that day was canceled.


All football league matches scheduled for the day of Diana’s funeral were rescheduled for the Friday before or the following Sunday. There was no need to cancel Premier League games because none were scheduled due to international commitments. England had a world cup qualifier against Moldova 10 days later, and both teams wore black ribbons as a symbol of respect.


A minute’s silence was also observed before kickoff, as is customary for the Queen. Football executives are said to have been urged to consider the “mood of a nation” while deciding what to do during this period of public mourning.


The EFL said that the Championship game between Burnley and Norwich, as well as the League Two contest between Tranmere and Stockport, had been rescheduled for Friday.


“A decision on the remainder of this weekend’s scheduled fixtures will be taken following a review of the official mourning instructions, as well as additional consultation with DCMS and other sports on Friday morning,” the EFL said in a statement.



Cricket is a different story, as the test match between England and South Africa on Friday has been canceled. Although no decision has been made on the remaining three days of play, all scheduled cricket matches on Friday have been canceled.


“Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Friday’s play between England and South Africa Men at The Oval, along with all scheduled Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy matches, will not take place,” the ECB said in a statement. “For fixtures beyond Friday, updates will be provided in due course.”


Richard Thompson, the new ECB chair, paid tribute to The Queen and her support for cricket, saying: “I’m sure I speak for everyone in the game when I say how deeply saddened I am to hear of the Queen’s death; Her Majesty was a huge supporter of the game and was always vocal about her and her late husband’s enjoyment of it.


“Her devotion to her country will be remembered forever. We owe her an unrepayable debt for her service and selflessness during her magnificent reign.”


Racing horses

Racing was called off at Southwell and Chelmsford on Thursday evening, and the British Horseracing Authority also stated that the events scheduled for Friday, including the third day of the St Leger race at Doncaster, had been canceled.


Chester Racecourse also announced the cancellation of Friday’s races.




The Race of Britain stage on Friday was soon canceled, and the rest of the tour, which was scheduled to conclude on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, was canceled totally later that evening.



Northampton has canceled their Premiership Rugby Cup match against Saracens, which was planned for Thursday evening.


As a mark of respect, the Scottish Rugby Union has canceled all domestic competitive games this weekend, including the women’s summer Test international between Scotland and Spain on Sunday.


The RFL has postponed Friday’s Betfred Championship match between Sheffield Eagles and Dewsbury Rams, but the first Super League elimination play-off between Catalans Dragons and Leeds will go ahead because it is taking place in Perpignan, France, and further announcements about the weekend’s fixtures at all levels will be made “as soon as possible,” according to the governing body.


The RFL made a decision last night, and Leeds are slated to play the Catalan Dragons today, with Huddersfield facing Salford in the Super League play-offs on Saturday.



BOXXER, a boxing promoter, was also debating whether to cancel their historic all-female concert at London’s O2 on Friday night.


Savannah Marshall will face Claressa Shields for the women’s undisputed world middleweight belt at the event.




The Great North Run, the world’s largest half-marathon, canceled its sibling 5k race on Friday and said it would evaluate the 60,000-person main race on Sunday.


“We will continue to examine plans for this weekend’s Great North Run activities and provide an update tomorrow morning,” the company stated in a statement.



Theatres across the country will continue to perform but will dim their lights and observe a minute of quiet.


As a mark of respect for Her Majesty, they will also play the national anthem and open books of condolences prior to performances.


The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre issued a statement saying they were “deeply grieved” by the news of the Queen’s death.


Stephanie Sirr and Jon Gilchrist, joint Presidents of UK Theatre, and Eleanor Lloyd, President of SOLT, sent the following message: “We are extremely saddened to learn of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s passing.


“The theatre profession is grateful for Her Majesty’s support and patronage throughout her lifetime, and we wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national sadness.”


They also stated that, in accordance with the DCMS’s instructions, scheduled theatre performances will take place tonight and throughout the formal period of mourning.


As a mark of respect for the Queen, the BBC announced that the final two nights of The Proms would be canceled.


“Following the very sad news of Her Majesty The Queen’s death, we will not be holding Prom 71 on Friday, September 9, or the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday, September 10 as a mark of respect,” the organization said.



Anyone who turns on their television today will notice significant changes to the schedules – and even what the presenters are wearing on-screen.


When news of the Queen’s ill health broke on Thursday, the BBC canceled all scheduled programming, and all presenters, including Huw Edwards, dressed in black.


BBC One broadcast coverage of the tragic news, which included tributes and footage of mourning outside Buckingham Palace.


Her photo was shown on television alongside the national anthem, as it was after Princess Diana died tragically in 1997.


During the 12-day period of national grief, the BBC will also cease all comedic programs.


Because it is such a significant occasion, the BBC rehearsed how it would respond to the Queen’s death on a regular basis, ensuring that everything went off without a hitch.


Other networks are not required to disrupt regular programming, but many have elected to do so in order to honor the queen.


ITV paused its regular programming at 5 p.m. for an ITV News Special on the Queen, which meant Emmerdale was canceled.


Channel 4 also canceled planned programs, including Katie Price’s documentary, and replaced it with prolonged news coverage.



The Mercury Prizes have been postponed, despite the fact that audience members had already taken their places at London’s Eventim Apollo.


The annual event was scheduled to begin an hour before the news was disclosed, but organizers informed the audience that they had opted to cancel the ceremony “in light of the tragic news.”


The following message was broadcast on the screen: “We regret to inform you that, due to the tragic news of Her Majesty the Queen’s death, we will not be able to hold this evening’s event as planned.


“Over the next few days, Mercury Prize will communicate with visitors and audience members. We appreciate your patience at this difficult and sad time.


“Dinner will not be served, we would be happy if you could complete your beverages and we will be closing the venue at 7.30. We thank you again for your understanding.”



A number of planned strikes have been canceled, including the Royal Mail workers’ walkout on Friday. The Communication Workers Union was set to resume a 48-hour walkout in a dispute over pay and conditions, but it has been called off following the Queen’s death.


“Following the very sad news of the Queen’s demise, and out of respect for her service to the country and her family, the union has decided to put off tomorrow’s planned strike action,” said general secretary Dave Ward.


TSSA, the transportation union, has canceled planned strikes for September and will observe the national day of mourning. Members of Avanti West Coast were scheduled to strike for three days in succession from September 15-17.


TSSA members at nine railway operating firms and Network Rail were also scheduled to strike from Monday, September 26 to Tuesday, September 27. “We are heartbroken to learn of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s passing and share the nation’s sadness,” Avanti tweeted. “Avanti West Coast expresses its condolences to the Royal Household and the nation.”

For More Update, Join Us on Telegram Now
Join Us Now
Back to top button