Queen Elizabeth: David Beckham queues to pay respects to her body

Britain is saying “last goodbye” to Queen Elizabeth, who passed away on September 8 at the age of 96.

The body of the world’s longest-reigning monarch was brought to London from Scotland and has been on a public pilgrimage to Westminster since Thursday afternoon (14/9).

Thousands of people, from all walks of life, wait for hours to say goodbye to their queen.

The queue is huge, more than 10 kilometers and the wait 9 hours. According to the British authorities, it is estimated that 2,000 people an hour pass through the historic hall of Westminster to pay their respects to the deceased.

Beckham is next in line

Among the crowd was David Beckham, who caused a surprise with his appearance but also with the fact that he waited in line to worship the Queen’s body.

The ex-footballer and former England captain did not take advantage of his popularity, as other celebrities and politicians did by skipping the queue, and waited with the rest of the world for his turn.

Wearing a suit, cap and holding a black umbrella, he spoke and smiled to those who recognized him as he told Sky New he had waited in line for more than 12 hours.

“We all want to be here today,” he noted.

“She joined the queue at around 2am this morning and bought donuts from nearby vendors to tide her over,” writes MailOnline.

In fact, the moment he approached the queen’s coffin, he was moved and discreetly wiped away his tears.

“She inspired us with her leadership”

He himself had expressed his sorrow over her death and said he was devastated by her loss.

“I am truly saddened by the death of Her Majesty the Queen. What an outpouring of love and respect we saw for the Platinum Jubilee of her life of service.

How devastated we all feel today shows what it meant to people in this country and around the world. How she inspired us with her leadership. How he comforted us when times were hard.

Until her last days, she served her country with dignity and grace. This year, she would know how much she was loved. My thoughts and prayers are with our royal family,” he wrote in an Instagram post.

The article is in Greek

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