English football legend David Beckham paid his respects to Queen Elizabeth II on Friday by joining a massive queue alongside members of the public.
The footballer was spotted at Westminster Hall, where the late monarch’s body was laid to rest in state. He donned a black suit, navy coat and a flat cap.
The footballer was seen at around 1525hrs on Friday afternoon, which is over 13 hours after he was first spotted in the queue. He confirmed to reporters that he had been waiting in queue for over 12 hours.
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Beckham was reported in saying that: ‘We all want to be here together. We all want to experience something where we celebrate the amazing life of our Queen.’
“You know something like this today is meant to be shared together. We’re eating Pringles. We’re eating Sherbet Lemons, sandwiches and coffee,” the football player continued.
Beckham also noted how lucky he felt to have met the Queen on numerous occasions, highlighting the honour he felt to play for the national English football team.
Many commended the footballer for joining the crowd to pay his respects instead of using some star privilege to skip to the front. Many took the opportunity to snap photos with him as the mourning period for the late monarch continues.