David Beckham has met Queen Elizabeth several times, but he joined the rest of the public in lining up to pay their respects one last time.
“We all want to be here together and experience and celebrate the wonderful life of our Queen. I think things like this today being here together are meant to be shared,” he told reporters. Beckham joined the line at 2am and got inside Westminster around 3:20pm — more than 13 hours in total.
Image of him wearing a suit, cap, mask and carrying an umbrella with him. One person in line tweeted, “The queue is now full of people trying to take a picture of David Beckham and forgetting to actually move backwards. Is crazy! “
“This day will always be difficult, and difficult for the country, difficult for everyone around the world, because I think everyone is feeling it, and our thoughts are with the family. family and obviously to everyone here today,” Beckham speak. “Because it’s special to be here, to celebrate and to hear the different stories people have to tell.”
In 2003, Queen Elizabeth appointed Beckham an OBE – Order of the British Empire – for his footballing activities.
“The most special moment for me was getting my OBE. I brought my grandparents, who really made me a big royalist and a fan of the royal family, and obviously I have my wife there too. ,” he shared. “To step up, to get my honor, but then also Your Majesty, to ask questions, to chat, I am so lucky to be able to have a few moments like that in my life, to be around. next to His Majesty. Because we can all see the love that was shown, how special she is and how special she is and the legacy she left. “
Beckham concluded: “It’s a sad day, but it’s a day to remember the incredible legacy she left behind.
Beckham’s stroll through Westminster Hall could be watched on live streams and the British athlete looked emotional as he wiped away tears.