Former England football captain David Beckham “It’s special to be here,” he said, joining the state’s public line where the Queen lay.
He waited to pay tribute this week to former Prime Minister Theresa May, This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Philip Scofield, and Good Morning Britain host Susannah Reid. joined other celebrities who are
After standing in line for 13 hours, Beckham was named the OBE responsible for serving football on the Queen’s Birthday Honors List in June 2003.
Speaking to ITV News about paying tribute to the Queen on the football pitch, Beckham said: A big deal for us.
“Every time we did it, it was something special. Our thoughts are with the family and with everyone here today.
“Because it’s special to come here and celebrate and hear all the different stories people have to tell.”
About queuing, he said:
There have been criticisms of how other figures, from politicians to TV presenters, have been able to “skip” long lines.
Those accused of receiving special treatment included This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, separate from the row attended by Beckham and ITV presenter Susannah Reed. appeared in the line of
A statement on behalf of Schofield and Willoughby, reported by MailOnline, said: ”
There was also controversy over the arrangement that allowed parliamentarians and colleagues to avoid queues and take four guests each. etc., in contrast to the treatment of other people working in the Capitol.
PCS Union General Secretary Mark Serwotka said:
A public queue to attend the Queen’s reclining state paused A full Friday. Authorities completely stopped queuing at the entrance to Southwark Park in southeast London at 11:35am. Because of overwhelming demand.
Queuing was later re-opened, but the Ministry of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports said, “The expected queuing time will be 24 hours or more, and temperatures will be cooler at night.” Said the queue could be paused again if it reached capacity.
Beckham said he felt lucky to have spent time with the Queen.
“To receive my OBE, I took my grandparents with me. They were the ones who raised me to be huge royalists and fans of the royal family, and obviously my wife was there too.” .
“I was very lucky to step up and get my honor, and Her Majesty, to ask a question, to speak.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/sep/16/david-beckham-joins-queue-to-pay-tribute-to-queen ‘It’s special to be here’: David Beckham stands in line to pay tribute to the Queen | Queen Elizabeth II