English football legend David Beckham said paying his respects to Queen Elizabeth was “special” after he queued for 12 hours to see her coffin on Friday. Beckham shed tears at Westminster Hall while paying tribute to the late Queen.
Beckham won 115 caps for England during his playing career
The former England captain, 47, was among those who took their turn to walk past the coffin at Westminster Hall.
Beckham who was presented with an (Order of the British Empire) OBE by the Queen in 2003 for his services to football said yesterday that, “It’s special to be here, to celebrate and to hear the different stories that people have.”
He recalled: “To receive my OBE, I took my grandparents with me – who were the ones that really brought me up to be a huge royalist and a fan of the Royal Family – and obviously I had my wife there as well.