He waited more than twelve hours, like thousands of people: the former British footballer David Beckham made a strong impression on Friday, noticed in the crowd who came to gather near the coffin of Elizabeth II at the Palace of Westminster.
“I thought coming at 2:00 a.m. would be quieter, but I was wrong.“told the former captain of the national team of England to the television channel ITV.
“It is difficult for the nation, difficult for everyone. I think everyone feels it and our hearts go out to the (royal) family.“, added David Beckham, 47 years old.
The player also evokes the emotion that gripped him every time he sang the national anthem before a football match. “It was something that meant so much to us“, he recalls.
Photos posted on social networks by people close to him in the queue show him in a dark suit and tie and a newsboy cap on his head.
“The queue is now full of people trying to photograph David Beckham, completely forgetting to keep moving forward. It’s crazy !“, wrote for example on Twitter Jules Birkby, also present in the queue, above photos showing the former footballer in the queue.