David Beckham: England football legend spotted in Queen Elizabeth’s Row

Speaking to reporters near the queue, Beckham said he had been waiting with members of the public for more than 12 hours.

“We all want to be here together, we all want to experience something where we celebrate the amazing life of our Queen,” Beckham said.

“You know today something like this is meant to be shared together. So you know we’ve been here. We’re eating Pringles. We’re eating Sherbet Lemons, sandwiches and coffee,” the footballer continued. .

Speaking to an ITV News reporter, Beckham said he “grew up in a royal household” and said he came on behalf of his grandparents, who he said would be queuing up if they were alive.

Beckham spoke of how lucky he was to have met the Queen on several occasions, highlighting the honor he felt playing for the England national football team.

“You know I’ve always wanted to represent my country, captain my country, and every time we put on those Three Lions shirts, and I had my armband and we sang, you know, ‘God save our queen’. .’ That was something that meant so much to us,” he said.

Dressed in a black suit, navy coat and flat cap, Beckham said despite standing in line for more than 12 hours, his “knees were fine”, although the same could not be said for his back.

Beckham has appeared in selfies with fans on social networks, and a woman who queued for hours next to Beckham told reporters that she had “a lot of respect” for the athlete, who she said “respected him the way he wanted to”.

The Queue snakes from Westminster Hall, where the monarch’s body lies in state, along the south bank of the River Thames. The London Eye passes by landmarks such as the Royal Festival Hall and the Globe Theatre.

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It is planned to be nine miles or 14.5 kilometers.

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