David Beckham in tears after viewing queen’s coffin

Queen Elizabeth II meets David Beckham at Buckingham Palace ahead of the Queen's Young Leaders Awards ceremony on June 26, 2018.

Queen Elizabeth II meets David Beckham at Buckingham Palace ahead of the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards ceremony on June 26, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)

David Beckham joined the mile-long queue to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. English athletes jumped the midnight line to see the Queen’s coffin at London’s Westminster Hall.

“I thought coming at 2am would calm it down a bit – I was wrong,” he joked to Sky News, later adding: “It’s special to be here.”

Queen Elizabeth II died in Scotland on September 8. She was 96 years old.

“I grew up in the royal family and that’s how I was raised. If my grandparents were here today, I know they would want to be here,” Beckham explained. “So I’m here to celebrate on behalf of them and on behalf of my family and obviously everyone here.”

The soccer star knew the day the Queen passed was “always difficult.”

“It’s hard for the country, it’s hard for everybody around the world because I think everybody is feeling it. Our thoughts are with the family and obviously with everybody here today,” he shared. done

One thing Beckham enjoyed while waiting in line was hearing “all the different stories” people had to say about Britain’s monarch. The former England captain said he was “very lucky” to have met the Queen “many times” throughout his career. In 2003, he received an OBE for services to football. OBE stands for Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Beckham said it was his “most special” moment with the Queen.

“I took my grandparents with me, who were the ones who really got me into being a huge royal and royal family fan, so to have them there … and obviously I’ve got my The wife was there too. Up there, to get my respect, but also His glory, to ask questions, to talk, I was so lucky to be able to be around His glory for a few moments like that in my life. C,” Beckham shared.

“It’s a sad day, but it’s a day for us to remember the wonderful legacy she left behind,” he added. “Everyone wants to be here to be a part of this experience and celebrate what His Majesty has done for us.”

After 13 hours, Beckham finally saw Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin. Sky News reported that she was in tears after the special moment. It seems he arrived just in time. On Friday, the British government urged people not to join the queue as the five-mile line is at capacity. The coffin will be moved on Monday morning, the day of the state funeral.

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