On Friday, British football legend David Beckham was spotted standing in the Queue to pay his final respects to the Queen. Queen Elizabeth II had passed away at the age of 96 at her private home, Balmoral Castle, in Scotland. She has been lying-in-state in Westminster Hall, in London. The former footballer wore a flat hat and a dark suit and tie. There was mild chaos as people tried to take photos of him.
The English footballer, who is a legend not only in his Man United team but also for representing his country across the world, received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) from the Queen. He has met her and spoke to her as the nation has honored him for his efforts on the football field. He told ITV News that it was “probably the most special moment” for him.
He also mentioned that he had taken his grandparents and wife celebrity singer, Spice Girl Victoria Beckham who is also an entrepreneur, wih him when he was awarded the OBE. He mentioned that his grandparents were the ones who brought him up to be a fan of the royal family.
David Beckham was one of the celebrities who stood in the queue. Others included Holly Willoughby who wore an all black ensemble that included a black blouse, a black jacket and a black mask. Susanna Reid was also spotted in the queue and she said that she had come to pay her respects to the Queen “with her lovely mum and her very good friend.”
David Beckham spoke to ITV in detail about how special it was to celebrate and hear different stories from people. He spoke about paying tribute to the Queen as they wore their Three Lion shirts on the field and as they sang “God Save Our Queen.”
David Beckham inside of Westminster Hall.— ChristinZ (@ChristinsQueens) September 16, 2022
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The celebrity footballer also spoke of a seeming miscalculation on his part as he thought that coming at 2 a.m., might make it easier to snake through the queue but apparently others also thought the same and he said that he was on the queue for 12 hours, though it might have been a little more that. He spoke in detail about the experience and how they shared crisps, doughnuts and more as they waited in line, to pay respect to the Queen.
The Queue that leads to Westminster Hall runs for miles along the South Bank of the Thames and winds through London landmarks such as the London Eye, the Royal Festival Hall and more. It has been reaching its capacity and had to be closed several times, on Friday. Other celebrities have also paid their respects but few such as Beckham, Willoughby and Reid have stood in The Queue.
Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled to be buried in Westminster Abbey, on Monday. Dignitaries from around the world including President Joe Biden will be attending the royal funeral.
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