Former England captain David Beckham joined many to pay their last respect to England's longest-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth II, who breathed her last recently. The 47-year-old ex-footballer was also spotted among those waiting to see the monarch lying-in-state with many travelling from far and wide to join. The queue was long enough to let people wait for hours before they got the glimpse of queen.
The legendary footballer was spotted in the background, wearing a black hat as crowd flocked in London to stand and wait. While Beckham waited nearly for 12 hours before he slowly bowed his head and starred at the floor as he viewed the Queen's coffin. The former Manchester United and England star joined fellow well-wishers as they made their way into Westminster Hall where the late monarch arrived on Wednesday. Reportedly, public was allowed to pay their respect to the Queen from 5 PM on Wednesday following a procession from Buckingham Palace.
The decorative footballer joined thousands of mourners to have a glimpse of Queen's coffin. The pictures and videos of David Beckham standing in queue immediately went viral on social media and several users appeared impressed with the humble nature of the star footballer. "I was lucky I was able to have a few moments in my life to be around Her Majesty. A sad day but it's a day to remember the incredible legacy she left," he told ITV News.
The former England footballer said that he was there representing his late grandparents. "I know that they would have wanted to be here, so I'm here on their behalf, and on behalf of my family," he added.
He further recalled that the most special moment for him was to receive his OBE. "I took my grandparents with me, who were the ones that really brought me up to be a huge royalist and a fan of the royal family, and obviously I had my wife there as well. To step up, to get my honor, but then also Her Majesty, to ask questions, to talk, I was so lucky that I was able to have a few moments like that in my life, to be around Her Majesty," he concluded.