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'Why?' Piers Morgan's disbelief as BBC Proms cancelled 'out of respect' for Queen

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Piers Morgan fumed on Twitter after the BBC called off the annual event in the wake of the Queen's death.The Last Night of the Proms and the Mercury Music Prize ceremony have both been cancelled.On the micro-blogging site, Piers, 57, vented his frustrations at the broadcaster's plan to not air the event.In a statement, the BBC Proms, which takes place at London’s Royal Albert Hall, said: "It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, and as a mark of respect, this evening’s Prom with the Philadelphia Orchestra will not be going ahead.A follow-up message then read: "Following the very sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, as a mark of respect we will not be going ahead with Prom 71 on Friday 9 September, or the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday 10 September."The TalkTV presenter took the opportunity to retweet an article, which read: "Last night of the Proms cancelled out of respect for Queen".Piers tweeted out to his 7.9 million followers: "Why?

Wouldn’t this have been a perfect event/way to pay tribute to her?"His remarks sparked a flurry of comments as social media users shared their thoughts.Twitter user, @JamesDawson tweeted: "If it was a passing like Diana I would get the whole postponed thing but she was 96 and was poorly for sometime so it wasn't a shock and she went through natural causes so you can't expect the country to go on lockdown ffs and we should be celebrating her life NOT Mourning her passing."(sic)@atko wrote: "Exactly - can't understand the thinking behind that at all - perfect occasion to show how much she was loved."@Wolvo_Blake penned: "I don’t agree with postponing sporting events.""Likewise cancelling the racing.She’d be mortified.

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