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David Beckham Weeps As He Walks Past The Queen’s Coffin After Queuing From 2 AM

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David Beckham Weeps As He Walks Past The Queen’s Coffin After Queuing From 2 AM

It was difficult for Beckham as he tried to fight back his emotions.

The football legend, David Beckham, was among thousands in a 5-mile queue that longed to see the Queen’s coffin on Friday. The 47-Year-Old reportedly achieved his aim to honor his grandparents but came with the price of having to wait for over 12 hours. And as he approached the coffin, it’s alleged the dad-of-four couldn’t help but wipe a tear from his eyes. 

David Beckham was seen as emotional as he waited his turn to pay his respects, wiping the side of his eye and covering his mouth with his hand.

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The ex-Manchester United striker, as per DailyMail, reached the Queen’s coffin at about 3:30p.m and took only seconds to bow his head before moving on to make way for the people behind him. Before paying off his respect, David Beckham had allegedly managed to avoid detection from his fellow mourners. 

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But he was eventually caught up as he told reporters: “I thought it’d be quieter coming at 2 a.m. I was wrong!”

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Speaking of his decision to finally be spotted in the crowd, the former England Captain told ITV News that he recalled the special moment he was awarded an OBE and looked back on his relationship with the monarch. He added: “To step up, to get an honor, but then also Her Majesty, to ask questions, to talk, I was so lucky that I was able to have a few moments like that in my life, to be around Her Majesty.”

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“Because we can all see with the love that has been shown, how special she is and how special she was and the legacy that she leaves behind. It’s a sad day, but it’s a day for us to remember the legacy that she’s left.”

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David Beckham insisted he will forever consider himself lucky to have met the Queen on so many occasions, stating: “To represent my country, to be captain of my country, every time that we stood there and we wore those Three Lions shirts and I had my armband and we sang God Save Our Queen, that was something that meant so much to us and every time that we did it, it was something special.”

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“This day was always going to be difficult for the nation; it’s difficult for everyone around the world because everyone is feeling it.”

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Photos on social media showed the public taking to their phones to snap the former footballer as he waited alongside them. While most people were thrilled to see him in the crowd, Beckham, who dressed in a dapper black suit, and tie with a soft blue cap for the occasion, admitted he’d been off countless times by stewards for holding up the queue to take photos with fans.

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However, he has received praise online for joining the procession with other mourners and trying to keep a low profile. 

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This comes as Susanna Reid, the Good Morning Britain anchor, attended the historic event on Thursday wither mom Sue. Speaking of her experience on Twitter, the 51-Year-Old wrote: “Evening – along with my lovely mum and her very good friend, I have just experienced a moment in history, witnessing the Queen lying in state in Westminster Hall. At once majestic and peaceful.” Her post shared advice of wearing comfy shoes and not carrying too much in a bag. 

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Reid pointed out that water is freely available, many cafés along the route, and even toilets. 

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She added: “The first part of the queue is for wristbands. Ours were given out at Tower Bridge about an hour after we began queuing.” Reid alleged that everyone appeared on their best behavior during her stint in the procession, with people waiting quietly for their wristbands and then not having trouble slipping out to use the bathroom or find snacks.

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