David Beckham sees Queen Elizabeth II Lying-In-State after queueing since 2am
The English football legend was seen wearing a dark jacket, cap and mask as he paid tribute to the former monarch
David Beckham has seen Queen Elizabeth II Lying-In-State at Westminster Hall after queuing since 2am.
The English football legend was seen wearing a dark jacket, cap and mask as he queued with thousands of others to pay tribute to the former monarch.
Beckham joined the queue at 2am on Friday morning and was seen making his way through the route.
And shortly after 3.20pm, Beckham filed through Westminster Hall to pay his respects.
While the queue to attend the Lying-In-State started moving again on Friday afternoon after a 40-minute pause when it reached full capacity.
But mourners have been urged not to join the line until at least 4pm on Friday by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Officials stopped people joining the queue entirely at around 11.35am at the entrance to Southwark Park in south-east London due to overwhelming demand.
Helena Larsen, 76, only just missed out on instant entry, but said she was prepared to wait despite being in recovery from a back injury.
Ms Larsen, from Chertsey, Surrey said: “We have literally got here and they have shut it in front of us.”
When asked whether she was prepared to wait for the line to reopen, she said: “I don’t know what else to do. There are no other access points.”
“I do think because there’s just a handful of us, we should be let in,” she added.
“I fractured my back a few months ago. It’s a long walk, even down to here."