Queen Elizabeth II: David Beckham waits 12 hours to see coffin

David Beckham The Queen

David Beckham has taken his chance to be a part of history after joining the famous queue to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state.

The Queen’s passing has dominated global headlines over the last week as her 70-year reign sadly came to an end.

The world of sport moved swiftly to honour the Queen’s life, with local football games called off in the days following her passing.

Meanwhile, England Cricket paid an incredible tribute to The Queen, as they then became the first team to sing ‘God Save the King’ before their Test match clash with South Africa.

After her body was moved from Scotland to London, thousands upon thousands of people have been filing past her coffin as she lies in state at Westminster Hall.

Well-wishers have come from all over the globe to see The Queen’s coffin, with London preparing itself for the biggest influx of people it has seen in a generation.

Queue to see Queen’s coffin grows

The result is that the queue to see The Queen’s coffin has grown to quite an astonishing size, with waiting times of 12-14 hours being reported.

The back of the queue has extended into the east of the capital, snaking past the world-famous Tower Bridge and beyond.

All reports from the queue are that people are only too happy to wait to carve out their own slice of a moment that will go down in history.

David Beckham joins the queue to see Queen’s coffin

However, you can imagine that mighty wait would be a lot more bearable when you get to share the queue with bona-fide English footballing royalty.

Images and clips have emerged today of the one and only David Beckham patiently waiting his turn to file past The Queen’s coffin in Westminster.

David Beckham in action
23 Mar 2002: David Beckham of Manchester United takes a trademark free-kick during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Manchester United and Middlesbrough played at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. Middlesbrough won the match 1-0. DIGITALIMAGE. \ Mandatory Credit: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Beckham, who is one of the most recognisable figures in Britain, wasn’t about to miss out on being a part of history, dressing in a full suit and hat for the occasion.

He ate crisps and doughnuts with the people around him as the wait wore on.

You can check out some footage of Beckham in the queue below:

Video: David Beckham waits 12 hours to see The Queen lying in state

It’s really hard to not love Beckham.

The former Manchester United man has been a real class act since his playing days, building a massive business empire and becoming one of the most marketable figures in the country.

To see him humbly join the queue to pay his respects to one of the nation’s greatest-ever monarchs is simply wonderful to see.

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