“Trying too hard to get that Knighthood?”: David Beckham Standing in the Queue for Over 12 Hours to Honor Late Queen Elizabeth Divides the Internet, Fans Defend Legendary Footballer For Not Playing the VIP Card

The late monarch of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away the previous week and will lie in her coffin at Westminster Hall until her funeral on Monday. While many people queuing up to bid their queen her farewell, English football legend David Beckham reportedly queued for hours to pay his tributes to the late Queen with other public.

Queen Elizabeth II
UK Monarch Queen Elizabeth II

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David Beckham Paid His Tribute To The Late UK Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II

David Beckham
English footballer David Beckham

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The 47-year-old is an English footballer who is one of the best set-piece specialists of all time and is considered to be a British cultural icon, has reportedly waited for hours to pay his tributes to the late monarch of the UK, Queen Elizabeth II.

The player from the reports, spent more than 13 hours after he was first spotted in the queue to see the Queen which has been kept only for the public to have the royal member’s last look.

The football legend shared about waiting for the royal member to stating, “We all want to be here together, we all want to experience something where we celebrate the amazing life of our Queen,”

Not only that, but David Beckham also gave an insight into his personal life stating, “I grew up in a household of royalists, if my grandparents would have been here today I know they would have wanted to be here, so I’m here on their behalf.”

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Sharing about his experience of becoming a valuable individual for the country, he stated, “You know I always wanted to represent my country, to be captain in my country, and every time that we stood there when we wore those Three Lion shirts, and I had my armband and we sang, you know, ‘God save our Queen.’ That was something that meant so much to us.”

Though the British player came to pay his final condolences by waiting in line for more than 13 hours, many tried to attack him by stating that he is trying to get Knighthood.

David Beckham’s Fans Defended The Player For Not Using The VIP Card

Queen Elizabeth II
Throughout British history, Queen Elizabeth II has held the title of the longest-reigning monarch.

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The 47-year-old English football legend shared his experience waiting in line to pay his tribute to the longest reigning monarch, stating to the reporters, “You know something like this today is meant to be shared together. So, you know the fact that we’ve been here. We’re eating Pringles. We’re eating Sherbet Lemons, sandwiches, and coffee.”

While he spent hours standing in line, many doubted his intentions as he might be presenting himself like that for the Knighthood title. However, many came to his support and praised him for his genuine act.

Check out the tweets below.

The Salford City co-owner gave his tributes by bowing his head in front of the coffin as recorded by the BBC footage. For the unversed, he has an Order of the British Empire title (OBE), however, decided to queue in line instead of using his VIP card for the same.

Source: CNN

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Priya Sharma
Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma is an entertainment niche content writer at Animated Times. A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the University of Lucknow, she holds experience in event management too. She has a healthy(?) obsession with the Hallyu culture and is also exploring anime as well. When not working, she indulges herself in binge-watching K-dramas, playing Ukulele, and trying to seek the attention of her cute buddy, Shiro.

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