A modest and occasionally tearful David Beckham was one of the many British citizens who waited outside Westminster Hall today to pay their final respects to Queen Elizabeth II.
Those waiting in line recognised Beckham, a former midfielder for Manchester United and former captain of the English national soccer team. Politely requesting selfies with the famous person, they frequently left him alone because he was just another waiting royal subject.
According to news reports, 47-year-old Beckham had been waiting in line since around 2:15 AM. During the wait, he mentioned splitting snacks like crisps and candies with his linemates.
He talked of snacking on crisps, sweets and donuts with his fellow queuers to keep their energy up.
Television footage later showed Beckham, who met the queen several times during her 70-year reign, wiping away a stray tear when he finally made it into the hall. Beckham bowed his head and closed his eyes momentarily.
Beckham received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to football from the queen in 2003, and he spoke of his pride at singing “God Save The Queen” before matches with England.