‘Crowds forgot to go ahead’ as David Beckham queues 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 anchor, 51, attended the historic event Thursday with her mother Sue, and said she had “had a moment in history”.

She detailed her experience on Twitter: “In the evening – with my beautiful mother and her good friend, I have just had a moment in history – I watch the Queen reclining in Westminster Hall. Majestic and serene at once.”

Her posts also shared tips for others waiting in the queue, saying: “If you’re planning to queue, here are our tips. We joined at 1.23pm near Butlers Wharf and entered Westminster Hall at 8.43pm – 7hrs 20min. Wear the most comfortable shoes You own it.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 it ran all the time.”

“The first part of the queue is for wristbands. We were delivered to us at Tower Bridge about an hour after we started waiting in line. There is no queuing jumping – people wait patiently to get the bracelets and once you have one you can leave the queue for snacks / The bathroom stops and goes back again.”

After the Queen’s death at the age of 96 last week, Reid was among the high-profile people to pay tribute to her.

“No one is likely to be more loved, admired and respected than Her Majesty and while she cannot be immortal, I think we always hoped she would be,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

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

The presenter duo, who hosted special editions of ITV’s This Morning to the Late Queen this week, wore black as they queued to celebrate the historic occasion.

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

Members of the public file in front of the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall (Danny Lawson/PA)

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