December 1, 2022

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Respect! David Beckham Queues 12 Hours to Pay His Last Tribute to the Late Queen Elizabeth II

British football legend David Beckham was seen joining the public queue to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II on Friday (16/9/2022). He joined other high-profile figures also lining up to pay their respects this week, such as former British prime minister Theresa May.

Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle, Scotland last week. The late Queen was flooded with honors from around the world. Most British people have visited Westminster Hall to see him before being buried next Monday.

We all want to be here, we all want to feel something where we celebrate the life of our wonderful Queen“said David Beckham as reported by CNN.

Through his interview with a reporter from the media ITV News, David Beckham said that he was raised in a royalist family, as supporters of the monarchy are called. He came on behalf of his grandparents who would also be in line if they were still alive to meet the late Queen Elizabeth II.

David Beckham joined the queue at 2am and made it to Westminster Hall after waiting for 12 hours.

“I thought coming at 2am would calm down a bit, I was wrong, everyone was thinking the same thing,” he told ITV News.

One of the most special moments for me was when I received my OBE, I brought my grandparents who made me a royalist. I am very lucky to have some moments like that in my life,” he said as reported by ITV News.

In 2003, David Beckham received an award and an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) given directly by Queen Elizabeth II to people who have contributed and contributed greatly to England in various fields.

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David Beckham met the late Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster wearing a black suit and navy suit. He also briefly appeared in selfies with his fans on social media while waiting in a long line.