David Beckham in tears as he views Queen’s coffin after queueing for 13 hours | UK Information


David Beckham wiped away a tear as he paid his respects to the Queen after queueing for 13 hours.

Beckham slowly bowed his head and stared on the ground as he considered the Queen’s coffin.

Sky Information spoke to Beckham simply after 2pm this afternoon; 12 hours after he joined the queue.

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He instructed Sky Information he was there to rejoice Britain’s “particular” Queen.

The previous England soccer captain was seen carrying a darkish flat cap, swimsuit and tie as he waited to pay his respects.

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He instructed reporters: “So this present day was all the time going to be tough, and it is tough for the nation, it is tough for everybody world wide, as a result of I feel everyone seems to be feeling it, and our ideas are with the household and clearly with all people right here as we speak.

“As a result of it is particular to be right here, to rejoice, and to listen to the completely different tales that folks need to say.”

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He added: “Essentially the most particular second for me was to obtain my OBE. I took my grandparents with me, who have been those that basically introduced me as much as be an enormous royalist and a fan of the royal household, and clearly I had my spouse there as effectively.

“To step up, to get my honour, however then additionally Her Majesty, to ask questions, to speak, I used to be so fortunate that I used to be capable of have a couple of moments like that in my life, to be round Her Majesty.

“As a result of we will all see with the love that has been proven, how particular she is and the way particular she was and the legacy that she leaves behind.

“It is a unhappy day, but it surely’s a day for us to recollect the unimaginable legacy that she’s left.”

Beckham additionally talked of snacking on crisps, sweets and doughnuts along with his fellow queuers.


Chris Jones, and a bunch of 4 buddies, noticed the 47-year-old within the queue as soon as they’d made it into Victoria Gardens, after they seen he was six rows forward.

Mr Jones, 50, travelled from Gloucester this morning and had been queuing for round 10 hours when he made it to the ultimate straight.

Beckham reportedly took a couple of selfies with followers, briefly inflicting the queue to grind to a halt.

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Mr Jones instructed Sky Information: “We questioned what the curiosity was at first.

“This simply exhibits the ability of all individuals eager to pay their respects to the Queen.”

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Twitter consumer Jules Birkby, who makes use of the username @NowThenSunshine, stated Beckham was “only a few traces behind us within the snake”.

They tweeted: “The Queue is now full of individuals attempting to {photograph} David Beckham and forgetting to truly transfer onwards.

“It is insanity! I really feel a bit sorry for him, however he is taking it very effectively.

“It is made me virtually neglect that we have been in The Queue virtually TWELVE HOURS although.”

Final week Beckham stated the outpouring of grief world wide following the monarch’s dying demonstrated “how a lot she impressed us along with her management”.

“I am actually saddened by the dying of Her Majesty, The Queen. What an outpouring of affection and respect we noticed for the Platinum Jubilee for her lifetime of service,” he wrote on Instagram.

“How devastated all of us really feel as we speak exhibits what she has meant to individuals on this nation and world wide. How a lot she impressed us along with her management.

“How she comforted us when occasions have been robust. Till her final days she served her nation with dignity and beauty.

“This 12 months she would have identified how beloved she was. My ideas and prayers are with our Royal Household.”

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