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David Beckham waits over 12 hours in line to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II

London — International soccer star David Beckham stated he waited for over 12 hours alongside different members of the general public on Friday to pay his respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

“I grew up in a household of royalists, and I was brought up that way,” Beckham informed British broadcast ITV News from the line. As he was giving the interview, he saved shifting ahead because the line snaked in the direction of Westminster Hall.

“I get told off if I hold the line up,” Beckham stated.

Early Friday, the wait to go to the queen mendacity in state was so lengthy that the line was quickly paused for six hours.

Beckham, who stated that he’d had espresso, Pringles, and doughnuts with the individuals ready round him, stated he was there on behalf of his grandparents, his household, “and obviously to celebrate with everybody else here.”

“This day was always going to be difficult, and it’s difficult for the nation, it’s difficult for everyone around the world, because I think everyone is feeling it,” he stated. “Our thoughts are with the family, and obviously with everybody here today, because it’s special to be here to celebrate and to hear the different stories.”

Beckham stated he joined the line, which snakes via central London, very early Friday morning. The wait time, which is being shared on a dwell line tracker, has gone as excessive as 14 hours.

“I thought by coming at 2 a.m. it was going to be a little bit quieter. I was wrong,” Beckham informed ITV News. “But the people here, you know, all ages… Everybody wants to be here, to be part of this experience, to celebrate what her majesty has done for us.”

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