Beckham lines up to watch Queen Elizabeth lie in state

David Beckham was seen queuing in London as he joined thousands waiting to see Queen Elizabeth lying in state.

Pictures circulating on social media show members of a Westminster Hall queue holding their phones in the air for a photo of the 47-year-old former footballer waiting to pay his respects.

Twitter user NowThenSunshine said Beckham was “a few lines in the python”.

They tweeted: “The queue is now full of people trying to film David Beckham and forgetting to actually move on.

“It’s crazy!

“I feel a bit sorry for him, but he’s handling it very well.

“It almost made me forget we were in the queue for nearly twelve hours though.”

Another celebrity spotted on the waiting list is TV presenter Susanna Reed.

The Good morning Britain The 51-year-old presenter attended the event on Thursday with her mother Sue, and said it was “a moment in history.”

She detailed her experience on Twitter: “In the evening – with my beautiful mother and her good friend, I have just lived a moment in history – I watched the Queen reclining in Westminster Hall. At the same time majestic and peaceful.”

Her post also shared tips for others on the waitlist, saying: “If you’re planning to join the waitlist, here are our tips. We joined at 1.23pm near Butlers Wharf and entered Westminster Hall at 8.43pm – 7hrs20. Wear the most comfortable clothes The shoes you own.Go with someone if you can, although everyone in the queue was friendly.

“Don’t carry much in the bag – water is free and there are plenty of cafes along the way. Also a lot of toilets. I put my phone on low battery mode and this went on all the time.

“The first part of the queue is for wristbands. Our bracelets were delivered at Tower Bridge about an hour after the queue started. There is no queue – people are patiently waiting for the wristbands and once you have one you can leave the queue for snacks/stops Bathroom and back inside.”

Queen Elizabeth lying in state. Photo: PA

Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were also spotted at Westminster Hall performing for the late King.

The duo presented, who hosted special editions of ITV’s This morning For the late Queen this week, they were dressed in black as they queued for the historic occasion.

Reality TV star Sharon Osbourne was also seen among thousands of mourners.

On Friday, the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport suspended the queue to Westminster Hall for “at least six hours” after Southwark Park reached capacity, with mourners waiting time rising to at least 14 hours.

Some of those on the queue will witness the King, the Royal Princess, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex will witness a 15-minute vigil around their mother’s coffin at around 7.30pm on Friday.

For those unable to attend in person, an ongoing live stream of the Queen in Repose has been created by a number of broadcasters including BBC and ITV.

Thousands joined in to watch mourners solemnly stand in front of the coffin to pay their respects.

Source: Press Association