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Emotional David Beckham wipes away tears as he pays his respects to Queen after 13-hour queue to see her coffin

TEARFUL David Beckham joined thousands of mourners to pay their respects to the Queen.

The former England captain, 47, was seen emotional as he stopped by the coffin of Elizabeth II this afternoon.

David Beckham was shown with his head bowed in front of the coffinCredit: Louis Wood
The former England captain, 47, was seen wiping his faceCredit: Sky News


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Beckham, dressed in a black tie and suit, stopped with his head bowed after a 1 p.m. wait.

He seemed to say something before walking out of Westminster Hall, looking grim.

The star patiently lined up with thousands of ordinary people, wearing a dark flat cap.

Beckham joined the line in the early hours of the morning, apparently alone and without his wife Victoria.

He later said: “I thought coming at 2am it was going to be a bit quieter – I was wrong.”

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Speaking from the queue, he called himself a “big royalist and fan of the royal family”.

The star told ITV: “Her Majesty meant so much in so many different ways.

“I can speak for myself about the number of times I have been able to meet her throughout my career.

“Every time we stood there and wore those Three Lions shirts and I had my armband on and we sang God Save Our Queen – it was something that meant so much to us. Every time we did it was something special.”

He told reporters: “Today was always going to be a tough day.

“Our hearts go out to the family, it’s very special to hear all the stories from the people here.

“The most special moment for me was receiving my OBE. I took my grandparents with me who were great royalists.

“I was so lucky to have been able to have a few moments like this in my life to be around Her Majesty. It’s a sad day, but a memorable day.”

David is just one of many famous faces who have lined up in recent days.

Susanna Reid has revealed she waited in line for seven hours with her mother to pay her respects at Westminster Hall on Thursday.

The GMB presenter, 51, is now among an estimated 750,000 people who will visit the coffin of the late monarch in central London ahead of her funeral on Monday.

This Morning stars Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were also pictured joining well-wishers viewing the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall.

The presenting duo made grim faces on Friday as they were pictured joining the thousands of grieving Britons.

Phil, 60, wore a smart black suit and tie, while Holly, 41, opted for an elegant black dress with a silver button down the front.

Mum-of-three Holly wore a face mask as she stood in line to see the late monarch lying in state, following her peaceful death last week on Thursday.

It is unclear if they were filming for the show or taking a personal visit together.

Wearing lanyards around their necks, they were seen looking solemn as they lined up.

Paying tribute to the late monarch last week, Becks said: “I am truly saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

“What an outpouring of love and respect we saw for the platinum jubilee for his life of service.

“The way we all feel devastated today shows what it has meant to people in this country and around the world.

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“How much she inspired us with her leadership. How she comforted us when times were tough.

“Until her last days, she served her country with dignity and grace. This year, she would have known how much she was loved. My thoughts and prayers are with our royal family.”

At 9.50am on Friday, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport was forced to suspend entry to the queue after it reached capacity.

A statement read: “Southwark Park has reached capacity. Entry will be suspended for at least 6 hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience.”

The five-mile line snaked its way through London – with expected wait times at 2pm.

Beckham was pictured earlier waiting patiently in the queue


Beckham was pictured earlier waiting patiently in the queueCredit:
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield also appeared grim in the queue


Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield also appeared grim in the queue1 credit
Susanna Reid paid tribute to the late monarch after her death last week


Susanna Reid paid tribute to the late monarch after her death last weekCredit: ITV News
Members of the public have been queuing for more than 12 hours


Members of the public have been queuing for more than 12 hoursCredit: PA

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