Organizers of the Southampton International Boat Show, in the south of England, will not open Sept. 19, the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. The show runs Sept. 16-25.
Management made the announcement in a post on the show website. The 96-year-old monarch died Sept. 8.
“[Trade association] British Marine and the whole U.K. marine leisure industry were deeply saddened by the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and have joined the nation in mourning her passing,” management said in the post. “Our thoughts and condolences remain with the royal family at this time as we mourn a much-loved monarch.”
Added British Marine CEO Lesley Robinson: “Following discussions with our many stakeholders, it was agreed that closing the show as a mark of respect would be the most appropriate course of action. Closing the show … will allow everyone, from those manning the stands to those teams behind the scenes, the opportunity to join the nation in remembering the queen on this day of national mourning.”
Sept. 19 tickets for the Southampton show can be used on another day, the update said.