(NewsNation) — Former England soccer star David Beckham joined the mileslong queue of individuals ready to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II as she lies in state.
Beckham was noticed within the line of mourners close to Britain’s Homes of Parliament at lunchtime Friday. He’s believed to have joined the queue at 2 a.m. and to have lined up for greater than 10 hours. Carrying a white shirt and black tie, he bowed briefly to the coffin earlier than transferring out of Westminster Corridor.
“We now have been fortunate as a nation to have had somebody who has led us the best way her majesty has led us, for the period of time, with kindness, with caring and at all times reassurance,” Beckham stated. “I feel that’s the one factor that all of us felt protected and we’ll proceed that with the royal household. However I feel her majesty was somebody particular and shall be missed, not simply by everybody in our nation however everybody world wide.”
Officers briefly halted individuals becoming a member of the again of the road Friday after a park on the farthest finish grew to become full. Individuals who arrived had been directed to holding areas and slowly allowed to hitch the queue.
The queen is because of lie in state at Westminster Corridor in Parliament till Monday morning, when her funeral shall be held at close by Westminster Abbey.