David Beckham seen in queue to see the Queen lying in state, as England sporting legend joins wait at 2am along with thousands of other mourners

    England sporting legend David Beckham has been spotted queuing to see the Queen lying in state.

    The football icon – who represented England 115 times and captained the Three Lions for six years – was seen amongst the thousands waiting to pay their respects to the late monarch.

    Thousands are waiting to pay their respects to the late Queen

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    Thousands are waiting to pay their respects to the late Queen

    Including former England international Beckham, bottom right

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    Including former England international Beckham, bottom right

    Beckham was spotted joining the queue at 2am on Friday morning.

    Donning a suit and tie and a flat cap, the star was keeping a low profile as he waited to see the coffin.

    However, he was quickly sighted by others waiting alongside him.

    Following the Queen’s death last week, the former Manchester United star paid tribute.

    “What an outpouring of love and respect we saw for the Platinum Jubilee for her life of service,” he said.

    “How devastated we all feel today shows what she has meant to people in this country and around the world.

    Beckham’s presence was quickly spotted by others in the queue that has seen people wait for around 10 hours

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    Beckham’s presence was quickly spotted by others in the queue that has seen people wait for around 10 hours

    “How much she inspired us with her leadership. How she comforted us when times were tough.

    “Until her last days she served her country with dignity and grace. This year she would have known how loved she was. My thoughts and prayers are with our Royal Family.”

    Speaking to Sky News, Chris Jones, who had travelled from Gloucester, said they spotted the 47-year-old once they had made it into Victoria Gardens when they noticed he was six rows ahead.

    “We wondered what the interest was at first,” he explained when he noticed people temporarily halting the queue to have their picture taken with Beckham.

    “This just shows the power of all people wanting to pay their respects to the Queen.”

    When author Caitlin Moran wondered if it was actually Beckham in the pictures being circulated on Twitter, one user responded with confirmation.

    “Yep he has,” @LizzyLloydo replied. “My best friend’s mum has been directly in front of him the whole time and he’s been queuing so far for ten hours just like her.

    “He bought everyone close to him in the queue donuts and has agreed to have pictures once he has paid his respects to Her Majesty.

    “The guys a ledge (legend).”

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