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David Beckham, the [firmer / former] captain of England's national football team, waited [in / on] line for over 13 hours on Friday to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II. While other [celebrity / celebrities] jumped the queue with VIP [passes / pass] , soccer legend Beckham wanted to share the experience with "ordinary" people. TV [footage / heading] shows him appearing to wipe away tears as he [filed / filled] past the coffin at Westminster Hall. Queen Elizabeth II died on September the 8th at the age of 96. Her body is currently [laying / lying] in state for four-and-a-half days so that mourners can pay [their / them] respects. Many people were [delightful / delighted] that Beckham was in the queue with them. The football star told reporters: "It's a day for us to remember the incredible [legacy / legality] that she's left."

Mr Beckham met the Queen [numeral / several] times during her [rain / reign] . She presented him with an honour at Buckingham Palace in 2003 for his [severances / 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 / quitter] . I was wrong." He described himself as a [royalist / royalty] and a "huge fan" of the royal family. After the Queen passed [abbey / away] , he wrote on Instagram: "How [devastated / devastatingly] we all feel today shows what she [meant / mean] to people in this country....How much she [inspiring / inspired] us with her leadership. How she comforted us when times were [tough / toughen] ." Around 750,000 people are expected to file past the Queen's coffin before her funeral on Monday.

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