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