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David Beckham paid a moving tribute to the Queen on Monday after her state funeral in London.
The footballer, 47, shared a photo of Her Majesty’s coffin after the service at Westminster and said “her legacy of servitude and devotion to duty will live on”.
It comes after the sports star waited 13 hours in line on Thursday to see the Queen in state at Westminster Hall.
‘Her legacy of servitude and devotion to duty will remain’: David Beckham shared a moving tribute to the Queen after her state funeral on Monday
“Our Queen is home… Today we said our final goodbyes to Her Majesty the Queen,” David’s post began.
This week the world mourned the loss of a unique, inspiring and caring leader. People from all walks of life gathered in their thousands to show gratitude for our beloved Queen.’
David said the nation will never forget Her Majesty’s lifelong “devotion to duty.”
“Our Queen is home… Today we said goodbye to Her Majesty the Queen,” David’s post began
Paying his respects: It comes after the sports star waited 13 hours in line on Thursday to see the Queen in state in Westminster Hall (pictured)
“In addition to the incredible ceremony and tradition, we have seen a loving family mourn a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with dignity and devotion.”
“Her legacy of servitude and devotion to duty will live on… Long live the king,” he added, referring to the new sovereign King Charles.
Son Romeo, 20, shared his own tribute to the late Monarch on Monday, thanking the Queen for her services.
On his Instagram, he wrote: “A moment in history as we remember, mourning and celebrating the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Thank you for your service Your Majesty’.
Honor: Son Romeo shared his own tribute to the late Monarch on Monday, thanking her for her service
The athlete shared a smiling photo of the late monarch and an image of her funeral procession.
Meanwhile, son Brooklyn Beckham, 23, shared several throwback photos of Her Majesty and her beloved corgis as he thanked the monarch for her service.
Brooklyn’s touching caption read: “There are no words to express my sadness at the loss of our esteemed Monarch, Her Majesty the Queen. Collectively, as a nation, we can only hope to show the world what it has shown us with its leadership and grace.
“It is our duty as the people of Britain to continue its legacy in each of us, in all our actions and how we live our lives.
“Amid the sadness, we must remember that this is also a time to celebrate what she has done for us. We will be eternally grateful to you. Rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth.’
On Thursday, David waited over 13 hours to pay his respects to the Queen, despite being given the chance to queue by an MP.
Dressed in a suit that concealed his famous tattoos, a cap and a Covid mask, the former England captain, 47, joined mourners in the ‘Elizabeth line’ at 2 a.m., undetected by the crowd for hours as he shuffled his way from Southwark Park to Westminster Hall.
Thanks: The athlete shared a smiling photo of the late monarch and an image of her funeral procession
Along with those around him who initially helped keep his secret, David said he survived on the very unfootballer-like diet of “Pringles, lemon sorbet, sandwiches, coffee and donuts.”
“We all want to be here together. We all want to experience something where we celebrate our Queen’s wonderful life and I think something like that today is meant to be shared,” he told BBC News at the time.
The Daily Mail revealed that David had been invited to view Her Majesty’s casket by a Member of Parliament, who can bring up to four guests, to stand in line.
Respect: David waited over 13 hours to pay his respects to the Queen, despite being given the chance to queue by an MP
But he declined the offer, saying his grandfather Joseph West – a staunch royalist and the man the footballer has called his “real hero” – would have been disappointed.
A source said: ‘David could have avoided all the queues, but he wanted to be like everyone else. He said his grandfather wouldn’t have done that [jumped the queue] so neither does he. He’d been wondering all week when was the best time to go and finally he went for this morning.
David grew up in an East End family who were real royalists – the kind that would be in the spotlight when the national anthem was played. He wanted to see the Queen like any other member of the public.”
His Queen: As captain of England, he met the Queen several times and received his OBE from her in 2003
David also chose to dress in a suit because he said his grandfather, who died in 2009 at the age of 83, would have done so.
After queuing for 13 hours, he looked emotional as he walked past the coffin to pay his respects and at one point appeared to wipe a tear from the corner of his eye. As England captain, he met the Queen several times and received his OBE from her in 2003.
“Every time we stood there when we wore those Three Lion shirts and I had my bracelet, and we sang God save our Queen, that was something that meant so much to us. Every time we did it, it was something special,” David told reporters.
“So this day would always be difficult. It’s hard for the nation, it’s hard for everyone around the world because I think everyone feels it, and our thoughts are with the family and of course everyone here today.”
‘Because it’s special to be here, to celebrate and hear the different stories people have to tell. I thought coming at 2am would make it a bit quieter – I was wrong.
“Probably the most special moment for me was when I got my OBE. I took my grandparents, who really raised me to be a huge royalist and a fan of the royal family, and of course I had my wife there too.
‘Because it’s special to be here, to celebrate and hear the different stories people have to tell. I thought coming at 2am would make it a bit quieter – I was wrong,” he said
“To stand up, to get my honor, but also Her Majesty, to ask questions, to talk, I was so lucky to have been able to experience a few moments in my life.
“Because we can all see with the love that was shown, how special she was and the legacy she leaves behind. It’s a sad day, but it’s a day for us to remember the incredible legacy she left behind.”
He has regularly shared on his Instagram about his fondness for her and when she passed away he wrote: ‘I am really saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. What an outpouring of love and respect we saw for the platinum anniversary for her lifetime of service.
“How devastated we all feel today, shows what she has meant to people in this country and around the world. How much she inspired us with her leadership. How she comforted us in difficult times.’
He has regularly shared on his Instagram about his fondness for her and when she died he wrote: ‘I am really saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen’