David Beckham in tears after watching the Queen’s coffin

David Beckham in tears after watching the Queen’s coffin

David Beckham joined the mile-long queue to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II. The English athlete jumped in the line in the middle of the night to see the queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall in London.

“I thought coming at 2:00 it was going to be a bit quieter – I was wrong,” he told Sky News, adding later: “It’s special to be here.”

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)

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

“I grew up in a family of royalty and I was raised that way. If my grandparents were here today, I know they would want to be here,” explained Beckham. “So I’m here for her and my family and of course to celebrate with everyone else here.”

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

“It’s hard for the nation, it’s hard for everyone in the world because I think everyone is feeling it. Our thoughts are with the family and of course with everyone here today,” he shared.

One thing Beckham enjoyed while waiting in line was hearing “the different stories” people had to say about the British monarch. The former England captain said he was “very lucky” to meet the queen “many times” during 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 brought my grandparents, and they were the ones who really brought me up to be a huge royalist and a fan of the royal family, so that they would be there… and of course I had my wife there too. , to receive my honor, but then also Her Majesty, to ask questions, to speak, I was lucky to be able to have a few moments like that in my life, to be around Her Majesty ,” Beckham shared.

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

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

MORE: Meeting her majesty: Hollywood stars who met Queen Elizabeth II

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.