The annual Bafta tea party in Los Angeles has been canceled after the Queen’s death

The Bafta canceled its annual tea party in Los Angeles after the Queen’s death.

The organisation, which has been closely associated with the monarch and the royal family for over 50 years, said it was “deeply saddened” by the news.

The event, which celebrates the stars of the silver screen, was set to return after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic.

But in a statement on Thursday, the organization, of which the Duke of Cambridge is the current president, said it would no longer take place.

“In light of today’s very sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the annual Bafta Tea Party will be canceled this weekend,” said a statement shared with the PA news agency.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, whose close association with Bafta spanned 50 years.

“Our thoughts are with Bafta’s President HRH, The Duke of Cambridge and the Royal Family, to whom we send our deepest condolences.”

In 1976, Bafta’s new headquarters in Piccadilly, London, was officially opened by the Queen and attended by past Presidents of the organisation, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Earl Mountbatten of Burma and HRH Princess Anne, who was President at the time.

Later in 1996, when the Academy celebrated its 50th anniversary, the Queen and Philip attended a special event to mark the milestone.

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Cinematographer Freddie Young received a Lifetime Achievement Award and Dame Maggie Smith received a BAFTA scholarship.

Over the years, The Queen has visited countless film and television organizations and supported their efforts by highlighting their work. The Queen holds a unique place in the history of the Academy and will be greatly missed.bafta

The monarch received her own Bafta award on 4 April 2013 at a reception for the British film industry hosted by Her Majesty at Windsor Castle.

A British Academy Honorary Award was presented by Sir Kenneth Branagh in recognition of her outstanding support to the film and television industry.

Previously, in a separate, lengthy online statement, Bafta said the Queen “holds a unique place in the history of the Academy and will be missed immensely.”

“Through her various patronages, The Queen was known for her support of Britain’s creative industries, having been Patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Royal Variety Charity and the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund.

“Over the years, The Queen has visited countless film and television organizations and supported their efforts by highlighting their work.

“The Queen holds a unique place in Academy history and will be greatly missed.”

The tea party, which takes place the weekend before the annual Emmys, was scheduled to take place at The Maybourne Beverly Hills in Los Angeles on Saturday.

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