David Beckham, former captain of England's national football team, waited in line for over 13 hours on Friday to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II. While other celebrities jumped queue with VIP passes, soccer legend Beckham wanted to share experience with "ordinary" people. TV footage shows him appearing to wipe away tears as he filed past coffin at Westminster Hall. Queen Elizabeth II died on September the 8th at age of 96. Her body is currently lying in state for four-and--half days so that mourners can pay their respects. Many people were delighted that Beckham was in queue with them. football star told reporters: "It's day for us to remember incredible legacy that she's left."
Mr Beckham met Queen several times during her reign. She presented him with honour at Buckingham Palace in 2003 for his services to football. Beckham joined seven-kilometer-long queue at 2am on Friday. He said: "I thought 2am was going to be little bit quieter. I was wrong." He described himself as royalist and "huge fan" of royal family. After Queen passed away, he wrote on Instagram: "How devastated we all feel today shows what she meant to people in this country....How much she inspired us with her leadership. How she comforted us when times were tough." Around 750,000 people are expected to file past Queen's coffin before her funeral on Monday.