The Premier League has suspended this weekend's schedule of matches following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96.

The U.K. has entered a period of national mourning, expected to last at least 10 days. 

The Premier League said in a statement on Friday: "At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"To honor her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend's Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening's game."