David Beckham was spotted by those queuing to see the Queen’s lying-in-state as he joined the crowds in Westminster today. The former England footballer, 47, appeared to be keeping a low profile in a dark flat cap and shirt as he waited to view the late monarch.
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According to reports, David had joined the queue from 2am and was said to have stopped to take pictures with a few of his fans.
Jules Birkby, who had been tweeting her queuing experience, shared: “Oooh and DAVID BECKHAM is just a few lines behind us in the snake. It’s causing quite the stir!”
“The Queue is now full of people trying to photograph David Beckham and forgetting to actually move onwards. It’s madness!” she wrote.
She then attached a picture of the star, who could be seen smiling as he stood in line.
“I feel a bit sorry for him, but he’s taking it very well,” Jules added.
David later stopped to speak with ITV News as the former professional footballer came to pay tribute to the Queen.
He commented: “I was very lucky. The most special moment for me was when I received my OBE. I took my grandparents with me who brought me up to be a huge royalist and of the royal family.
“To have them there and then I step up to get my honour and to talk to Her Majesty. I was lucky to have a few moments with her.”
The star attempted to keep a low profile in a dark flat cap, suit and tie as he waited to pay his respects.
People started trying to take photos of the former England footballer as they queued.
Last week David said the outpouring of grief around the world following the monarch’s death demonstrated “how much she inspired us with her leadership”.
Those in the queue claimed on social media that he had been there for hours just like them.
In 2003, he received an OBE for his services to football.
The line is now about five miles (8km) long, stretching to Southwark Park in south-east London.
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