Elizabeth II is dead. David Beckham joined the crowd who wanted to pay tribute to the Queen

Hailed as one of the best footballers in the world, former England international David Beckham stood in a long line to pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth. “Something like this must be experienced together,” he told reporters.

– I think that’s what I’ve always wanted to do. We are all here to celebrate the life of Her Majesty our Queen. It is unique to experience something like this together. I think she would like it – said David Beckham, who for two decades of his sports career represented the colors of, among others, Real Madrid, Manchester United and PSG.

– We all want to be here together, we all want to experience the moment when we celebrate the amazing life of our queen, something like that has to be lived together. So here we are, we eat Pringles, Sherbert Lemons, sandwiches, donuts, we drink coffee – described Beckham, 47, wearing a dark suit and a flat cap.

David Beckham lined up to pay tribute to Queen ElizabethReuters

As reported by the British media, Beckham’s presence among the waiting people caused little confusion, because people started taking pictures with him and the queue stopped moving forward. Beckham, when asked how long he had been waiting in line, replied that it was 12 hours from 2:15 at night.

“I am really saddened by the death of Her Majesty the Queen. (…) How crushed we all feel today shows how much she meant to the people of this country and the world over. How much she inspired us with her leadership. How she comforted us at times. They were tough. Until the last few days, she served her country with dignity and grace, “the former England international wrote on Instagram last week.

David Beckham lined up to pay tribute to Queen ElizabethReuters

David Beckham, who played 115 matches for England between 1996 and 2009, was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Elizabeth II in 2003.

David Beckham at Westminster HallReuters

Queue for the coffin

From Wednesday afternoon, the coffin with the body of Elizabeth II is on display at Westminster Hall in the Palace of Westminster and will remain there until Monday, the day of the funeral, to give the people of Great Britain the opportunity to say goodbye to the late Elizabeth. However, although Westminster Hall is open 24 hours a day during this time and passersby have literally a few seconds to stop at the coffin, the line was still getting longer.

A long line of people willing to pay tribute to Elizabeth II at the Palace of Westminster

A long line of people willing to pay tribute to Elizabeth II at the Palace of Westminster TVN24

On Friday, the possibility of joining the queue of people waiting was suspended for at least six hours. The cable car has reached its maximum length – 7.9 km, and the estimated waiting time is a minimum of 14 hours.

Main photo source: Reuters

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