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Soccer star waits in line for 13 hours to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth






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Ex-England football star David Beckham waited 13 hours to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II. Other celebrities used VIP passes to jump the queue, but Mr Beckham wanted to queue with the public. He said: "It's a day for us to remember the incredible legacy that she's left." Queen Elizabeth died on September the 8th, aged 96. Her body is lying in state so mourners can pay their respects. Beckham appeared to cry as he stopped at the Queen's coffin.

David Beckham met the Queen several times. She gave him an honour in 2003 for services to football. He joined the seven-kilometer-long queue and said: "I thought 2am was going to be a little bit quieter. I was wrong." After the Queen passed away, he wrote: "How devastated we all feel today shows what she meant to people.…How much she inspired us." Around 750,000 people will see the coffin before the Queen's funeral on Monday.

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