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Mercury Prize 2022 postponed after news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death

The Mercury Prize 2022 has been delayed as a result of the Queen’s passing. At Balmoral, Queen Elizabeth II peacefully passed away at the age of 96, bringing an end to her 70-year rule.

Her Majesty was reportedly under medical supervision and “comfortable” as of Thursday lunchtime when the death announcement was made. The Mercury Prize will not take place today as scheduled due to the news; instead, a new date has been set.

Mercury Prize 2022 postponed after news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Mercury Prize 2022 postponed after news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death
Mercury Prize 2022 postponed after news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death

 

A spokesperson said in a statement that the Mercury Prize ceremony has been postponed at this time of great national sorrow. We are confident that everyone involved with the Mercury Prize will understand.

“The Royal Family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”