David Beckham waits 12 hours to see Queen Elizabeth II's coffin



Former English footballer David Beckham caused a sensation on Friday, after having waited more than twelve hours, like thousands of people, to gather near the coffin of Elizabeth II at the Palace of Westminster. “I thought coming at two in the morning would make it quieter, but I was wrong.the former captain of the England national team told the ITV television channel. It is difficult for the nation, difficult for everyone. I think everyone feels that and our hearts go out to the (royal) family.”he added.

“I was so lucky to be able to experience great moments in my career and to have been able to approach Her Majesty”

“The most important moment for me was when I received (my medal of) the Order of the British Empire. I had taken my grandparents, real royalists, with mesaid the 47-year-old former player. I was so lucky to be able to live great moments in my career and to have been able to approach Her Majesty. »

Like him, hundreds of thousands of Britons will be able until early Monday morning to gather near the coffin of Queen Elizabeth, who died Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96, after more than 70 years of reign.



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