Former England football captain David Beckham joined the line of people waiting to see the Queen lie in state and expressed how fantastic it was to be there.

He stood in line with several well-known people who were seen waiting to pay respects this week, including former prime minister Theresa May, This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, and Susanna Reid of Good Morning Britain.

Beckham received an OBE for services to football in June 2003 as part of the Queen’s birthday honors list after waiting 13 hours in line.

Beckham said, “Every time we stood there while wearing the three lions shirts and I had my armband and we sang God Save the Queen, that was something that meant so much to us,” according to an interview with ITV News.

Every time we did it, it was a unique experience. Therefore, it was inevitable that today would be painful. It is difficult for the country as a whole as well as for everyone else in the globe because, in my opinion, everyone is feeling it. Our thoughts are with the family and, obviously, with everyone present today.

mostly because it’s special to be here, to celebrate, and to listen to people’s various tales.
He said, in reference to being in line, “I thought coming at 2am would be a little bit quieter, but I was incorrect.”
Others, including politicians and television presenters, were criticized for being able to bypass the lengthy public line.

Those accused of receiving preferential treatment included Beckham, ITV presenter Susanna Reid, and This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, who stood in a separate line from the one that the general public entered.

According to a statement made on behalf of Schofield and Willoughby and obtained by MailOnline, they were not able to pay their respects to the Queen in the same line as the public, but they were able to film in a section designated for the media.

Controversy has also surrounded the arrangements that let MPs and peers skip the line and bring four guests apiece. Their treatment was in contrast to that of other legislative staff members, like cleaners and security officers, who stood in line with the general public.

The fact that hard-working security guards, cleaners, and catering staff in parliament are treated like second-class people, according to Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS union, is emblematic.

On Friday, the line of those waiting to enter the Queen’s state funeral was abruptly stopped as it reached capacity. At the entrance to Southwark Park in south-east London, officials halted individuals from completely joining the line due of the tremendous demand at 11:35 a.m.

Later, the line was reopened, but the Department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport warned that there would likely be a long line and that it would be cold overnight. It stated that if the wait filled up, it might be paused once more.

Beckham expressed his gratitude for getting to spend time with the Queen. When asked if he could share any anecdotes about his interactions with the Queen, he told ITV News that receiving his OBE was probably the most memorable event of all.

I invited my grandparents, who were largely responsible for bringing me up to be a major royalist and supporter of the royal family, together with my wife, to receive my OBE.

I was so fortunate to have a couple opportunities like that in my life to be in Her Majesty’s presence, to step up, to receive my honor, and then also to speak with Her Majesty.

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