David Beckham wipes away tears after waiting 12 hours to view Queen’s coffin
A mature looker David Beckham Have paid homage to. Queen Elizabeth IIHe saw the queen’s coffin in state after waiting for about 12 hours.
The 47-year-old football star was first spotted by mourners in the line this morning as he approached. Westminster Hall. Beckham was spotted wearing a black flat cap, suit and black tie for the occasion.
Talking to ITV News In line, Beckham revealed that he had joined the long line at 2 p.m. “I thought that coming at 2 in the morning it would calm down a bit. I was wrong,” he said.
In London, the queue to see the Queen’s coffin reopened on Friday after it reached capacity with a wait of at least 14 hours. The line to Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament, where the Queen’s coffin will lie until her funeral on Monday, stretched five miles across London.
When asked why he decided to see the Queen’s coffin in state, Beckham explained that he wanted to come on behalf of his family. “I grew up in the royal family and that’s how I was raised, so if my grandparents were here today, I know they would want to be here.”
“I’m here for him and for my family and obviously here to celebrate with everybody,” he added.
“It’s a sad day but it’s a day for us to remember the incredible legacy he left.”
Many fans and mourners alike took to social media to share photos and videos of Beckham lining up to see the Queen’s coffin.
In a viral Clipwho took BBC News Reporter Tanya Hines approached Beckham at Victoria Tower Gardens when a fan asked to take a photo with the star. The retired football player declined, explaining, “Unfortunately I can’t hold the line.”
Another fan quickly managed to snap a selfie with Beckham as he ushered him into line. “We come to pay our respects to the Queen and before we go in we meet the handsome Mr Beckham.” Tweeted Author Christopher Anstey.
Others praised the father-of-four for waiting in line for almost 12 hours, just like everyone else who wanted to see the Queen’s coffin in state.
“David Beckham joined the queue to see the Queen’s coffin at 1.45am on Friday morning,” said journalist Tony Parsons. “If he looks like a man who stays up all night – he has.”
“Full credit to this man who could play the VIP card. He is a credit to our nation and its Queen.
“David Beckham queued for 12 hours to pay his respects to the Queen – further proof that he’s fundamentally one of life’s good guys,” said writer Harry Walp.
Entering Westminster Hall, the Beckhams appeared tearful and emotional as they paid their respects to the Queen. Footage from The BBC Beckham is shown entering the historic hall, after removing the hat he had been wearing while standing in line.
Entrance to Southwark Park reopened on Friday despite an announcement by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport that the line would be closed for at least six hours to handle capacity.
Although the line was held up due to capacity, a second line began to form outside the park along Jamaica Road, prompting attendees to reopen the gates.
Many famous faces have also paid tribute to the Queen. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who will attend the Queen’s funeral on Monday. Seen at Westminster Hall on Friday. where he saw the coffin of the late king.
David Beckham enters Westminster Hall to see the Queen lying down.
Good morning UK Presenter Susanna Reid also lined up to go to the Palace of Westminster, saying she went with her mother to see the Queen’s coffin.
Westminster Hall will do. Be open 24 hours a day to 6.30am on the day of the Queen’s funeral, Monday 19 September, to allow thousands of members of the public to pay their respects. From there, the Queen’s coffin will be carried in a grand military procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for the funeral. Senior family members and military personnel will also participate in the procession.
gave State funeral service Will attend Westminster Abbey. PresidentsPrime Ministers, and royal from around the world. The service will also be televised starting at 11 am.
After the service, the coffin will be carried in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch and then travel to Windsor. Once in Windsor, Harris will travel to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for another televised committal service.
Later in the evening, there will be a private interment service with senior members of the royal family.
The Queen’s final resting place will be the King George VI Memorial Chapel, adjacent to the main chapel – where her mother and father were buried alongside the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.