Sections of the massive queue of individuals lining as much as view Queen Elizabeth II lying in state had one thing – or slightly, somebody – to distract them from the lengthy wait forward on Friday.

Pictures shared on social media present members of the general public queuing alongside David Beckham as he waited to pay his respects.

Wearing a darkish coat and baker boy cap, it didn’t take lengthy for phrase to get spherical that the 47-year-old former soccer star was within the queue.

In line with one Twitter consumer, Becks had been queuing for 10 hours, with some studies suggesting he joined the queue at 2 a.m. on Friday.

One Twitter consumer wrote: “My greatest buddy’s Mum has been immediately in entrance of him the entire time and he’s been queuing to this point for 10 hours identical to her.”

One other tweeted: “The Queue is now full of individuals making an attempt to {photograph} David Beckham and forgetting to really transfer onwards.

“It’s insanity! I really feel a bit sorry for him, however he’s taking it very properly.

“It’s made me virtually overlook that we’ve been in The Queue virtually TWELVE HOURS although.”

Following the queen’s dying, David paid tribute to her in an emotional Instagram post, describing her loss as “devastating”.

“I’m actually saddened by the dying of Her Majesty, The Queen,” he wrote. “What an outpouring of affection and respect we noticed for the Platinum Jubilee for her lifetime of service.

“How devastated all of us really feel right now reveals what she has meant to individuals on this nation and around the globe. How a lot she impressed us together with her management. How she comforted us when instances have been powerful. Till her final days she served her nation with dignity and charm.

“This 12 months she would have recognized how cherished she was. My ideas and prayers are with our Royal Household.”

Amongst different celebrities noticed within the queue was TV presenter Susanna Reid.

The “Good Morning Britain” anchor attended the historic occasion on Thursday together with her mum, Sue, and stated she had “skilled a second in historical past”.

Detailing her expertise on Twitter, she stated: “Night – together with my pretty mum and her excellent buddy, I’ve simply skilled a second in historical past – witnessing the Queen mendacity in state in Westminster Corridor. Without delay majestic and peaceable.”

TV presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby have been additionally noticed at Westminster Corridor as they paid their respects to the late monarch.

The duo, who’ve been internet hosting particular tribute editions of ITV’s “This Morning” to the late queen this week, have been wearing black as they queued for the historic event.

Sharon Osbourne was additionally seen among the many hundreds of mourners.

On Friday, the Division for Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport paused the queue to Westminster Corridor for “a minimum of six hours” after Southwark Park reached capability, with the estimated queueing time for mourners having risen to a minimum of 14 hours.

A few of these within the queue will witness King Charles III, the Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward maintain a 15-minute vigil round their mom’s coffin at round 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

For individuals who will not be capable of attend in individual, a steady livestream of the queen mendacity in state has been arrange by numerous broadcasters together with the BBC and ITV.

Hundreds have tuned in to observe mourners file solemnly previous the coffin to pay their respects.

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