David Beckham’s tribute to the Queen after queuing to see her lying in condition

Former England captain David Beckham said he attended the Queen’s funeral to celebrate her life and legacy and remember his late grandparents who said if they were alive they would there.

The soccer star started lining up at 2am on Friday and looked emotional when he finally made it inside Westminster Hall to see the king’s coffin, with footage showing him wiping away tears.

Speaking after the viewing, Beckham, 47, a concerned royalist, told the press: “It was very emotional for all involved.”

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David Beckham was among those lining up to see the Queen lying on stage.

He added: “Your Majesty is a special person and will be missed by everyone.”

Beckham was named an OBE in 2003 and was honored for his service to football, and for many years participated in the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards, established in 2014.

He said it was an honor to be involved, adding: “At any time throughout my career I have been asked to do anything that involves royalty, majesty, princes, Germany. Our king, I am always willing to do that.

“I grew up in a royalist family.

“Today I think back to my grandparents because if my grandparents were still alive they would be here, so it’s great to be here to celebrate with everyone the majestic life and legacy she left behind. .”

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David Beckham paid tribute to the Queen after visiting her coffin, which lies in a critical condition.

Following the Queen’s death at the age of 96 last week, sporting activities and other events have been postponed out of respect.

Former midfielder Beckham said when asked about the matches being cancelled: “There should always be respect for our Queen during this time of mourning but speaking as a former footballer rock and a former England captain, I know what that means for us. stepped out onto that yard to represent the Queen and our country and the three lions.

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“And when we’re out there, it gives us the opportunity to celebrate in a way that only football can and only football fans can.”

TV presenter Susanna Reid was also among the famous faces who waited for hours to pay their respects to the Queen.

Reid, 51, joined the queue Thursday with her mother, Sue, and said she was “going through a moment in history”.

Detailing her experience on Twitter, she said: “The evening – with my lovely mother and her very good friend, I just experienced a moment in history – witnessing Mrs. The emperor lay in state at Westminster Hall. Both majestic and peaceful. “

Her posts on Thursday also shared tips for others in the queue, saying: “If you’re going to be in line, here’s our tip. We joined at 1:23pm near Butlers Wharf and entered Westminster Hall at 8:43pm-7:20pm. Wear the most comfortable shoes you own. Go with someone if you can, although everyone in the queue is friendly.

“Don’t carry too much in your pocket – water is provided for free and there are plenty of cafes along the route. Also many toilets. I put my phone on low battery mode and it lasts all the time”.

She added: “The first part of the queue is for wristbands. We were dropped off at Thap Bridge about an hour after we started queuing. No jump queues – people wait patiently for wristbands and once you have one you can leave the queue for snacks/stops and come back. “

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were also spotted at Westminster Hall as they paid their respects.

The show duo, who hosted special tribute editions of ITV’s This Morning to the late Queen this week, wore all-black outfits as they lined up for the historic event.

Reality TV star Sharon Osbourne was also seen among thousands of mourners this week.

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Members of the public file through the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II lying in its original state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall (Danny Lawson/PA)

Earlier, on Friday, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) halted queues to Westminster Hall for “at least six hours” after Southwark Park reached capacity, with time The estimated queue time for mourners has increased to at least 14 hours.

Some in the queue will see the King, Princess Royal, Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex hold a 15-minute vigil around their mother’s coffin at around 7:30 p.m. tonight.

For those unable to attend in person, a continuous live stream of the Queen’s infirmity has been set up by several broadcasters including the BBC and ITV.

Thousands of people have watched over the past few days to watch mourners solemnly pass the coffin to pay their respects.

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