After 12 hours of queuing. David Beckham is collected in entrance of the coffin of the queen.

After 12 hours of queuing. David Beckham is collected in entrance of the coffin of the queen.

He waited greater than twelve hours, like 1000’s of individuals: the previous British footballer David Beckham made a powerful impression on Friday, observed within the crowd who had come to assemble close to the coffin of Elizabeth II on the Palace of Westminster.

David Beckham is without doubt one of the footballers that Queen Elizabeth II had adorned. Right here at a reception in 2002 with nationwide crew supervisor Sven-Goran Eriksson (centre), when Beckham was captain, and England FA president Geoffrey Thompson within the background.


“I believed coming at 2 a.m. it might be quieter, however I used to be flawed,” the previous England nationwide crew captain advised ITV.

“It’s tough for the nation, tough for everybody. I believe everybody feels it and our hearts exit to the (royal) household,” added David Beckham, 47.

The participant additionally evokes the emotion that gripped him each time he sang the nationwide anthem earlier than a soccer match. “It was one thing that meant a lot to us,” he remembers.

Pictures and movies posted on social networks by folks near him within the queue present him in a darkish swimsuit and tie and a newsboy cap on his head.


“The queue is now full of individuals attempting to {photograph} David Beckham, utterly forgetting to maintain transferring ahead. It is loopy!”, wrote for instance on Twitter Jules Birkby, additionally current within the queue, above pictures displaying the previous footballer within the queue.

“A very powerful second for me was after I obtained (my medal of) the Order of the British Empire. I had taken my grandparents, actual royalists, with me,” David Beckham advised Sky Information once more.

“I’ve been so fortunate to have the ability to expertise such moments in my life, to have been in a position to strategy his majesty,” added the previous Manchester United and Actual Madrid star.

Like him, a whole lot of 1000’s of Britons will probably be ready till early Monday morning to assemble close to the coffin of Queen Elizabeth, who died Thursday, September 8 on the age of 96, after greater than 70 years of reign.


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