England captain Harry Kane has called the Queen a “great role model” and revealed his children visited Buckingham Palace last week to pay their respects.
The Tottenham striker scored in Saturday’s 6-2 win over Leicester, a game that saw the late Queen honored with wreaths laid while there was a minute’s silence before kick-off, which was briefly shouted in by small sections of the supporters After the 70th minute there was impeccable minute applause.
Kane will now join forces with England for the forthcoming Nations League games against Italy and Germany, but only after the Queen’s funeral on Monday.
“It’s really remarkable to represent the country the way the Queen has done for so many years of her life – it’s a true inspiration,” Kane said on Tottenham’s matchday programme, which featured a picture of the Queen next to the former Spurs skipper the front page had Danny Blanchflower from the 1962 FA Cup Final.
“No matter what job you’re in, she showed that consistency and had an impeccable reputation, so she was a really great role model for all of us and that’s why we’re so proud that she was our queen.”
Kane’s children and his wife Kate went to Buckingham Palace last Friday to lay flowers in memory of the Queen.
He added: “I was here for club training but Kate was taking the kids to Buckingham Palace.
“We thought it was important – they’re young, they don’t understand too much at the moment, but when they’re older and they look back and read about the history of our country, the Queen was an integral part of that, so Kate took the kids there, just to show them their respect.
“They left some flowers outside Buckingham Palace which was nice. It’s a big event in our history, so we thought it was important for the kids to experience that.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/harry-kane-buckingham-palace-london-england-leicester-b2169670.html Harry Kane remembers his ‘great role model’ as the nation prepares for the Queen’s funeral