David Beckham shared a moving tribute to the Queen following her state funeral in London on Monday.
The 47-year-old footballer shared a photo of Her Majesty’s coffin after the service at Westminster and said “her legacy of service and devotion to duty will live on”.
It comes after the sports star waited 13 hours in a queue on Thursday to see the Queen at Westminster Hall.
‘Her legacy of service and dedication to duty will live on’: David Beckham shared moving tribute to Queen after her state funeral on Monday
“Our Queen is home…Today we bid farewell to Her Majesty the Queen,” David’s post began.
“This week the world mourned the loss of a unique, inspiring and caring leader. Thousands of people from all walks of life gathered to pay their respects to our beloved Queen.”
David said the nation would never forget Her Majesty’s lifelong “devotion to duty”.
“Our Queen is home… Today we bid farewell to Her Majesty the Queen,” David’s post began
Paying tribute to him: It came after the sports star waited 13 hours in a queue to see the Queen at Westminster Hall on Thursday (pictured)
“Along with incredible ceremony and tradition, we watched a loving family mourn a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with dignity and commitment.”
“Her legacy of service 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 tribute to the late monarch on Monday and thanked the Queen for her service.
He wrote on his Instagram: “A moment in history when we remember, mourn and celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Thank you for your service, Your Majesty.’
Pride: Romeo’s son paid his own tribute to the late monarch on Monday and thanked her for her service
He wrote on his Instagram: “A moment in history when we remember, mourn and celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Thank you for your service, Your Majesty.’ In the picture with his father
Thanks: The athlete shared a smiling photo of the late monarch, as well as an image of her funeral procession
The athlete shared a photo of the deceased monarch with a smile, as well as an image of her funeral procession.
Meanwhile, son Brooklyn Beckham, 23, shared several photos of Her Majesty and her beloved corgi, thanking the monarch for her services.
Brooklyn’s touching caption reads: “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 she has shown us with her leadership and grace.
‘Our duty is to carry on her legacy’: Brooklyn shares touching tribute to Queen after her state funeral in London on Monday
Heartfelt: The 23-year-old aspiring chef shared some throwback photos of Her Majesty and her beloved corgi, thanking the monarch for her services
Expressing his sadness, he told his 14.4 million Instagram followers: “It is our duty to carry on her legacy.”
“It is our duty as the people of Great Britain to carry on her legacy in each of us, in all our actions and in our lives.
“In the midst of grief, we must remember that this is also a time to celebrate all that she has done for us. We will be forever grateful. Rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth.”
On Thursday, David waited for more than 13 hours to pay his respects to the Queen, despite a-back-up of MPs to jump the queue for David to jump the queue.
Dressed in a suit that hid his famous tattoos, a cap and a Covid mask, the former England captain, 47, joined mourners in the ‘Elizabeth Line’ at 2am, remaining unnoticed by the masses for several hours as he made his way from Southwark – Park in Westminster Hall.
Along with those around him who initially helped keep his secret, David said he survived on a very unfootballing diet of “pringles, lemons with sherbet, sandwiches, coffee and doughnuts”.
“We all want to be here together. We all want to experience something where we celebrate the amazing life of our Queen and I think something like this today is meant to be shared together,” he told BBC News at the time.
The Daily Mail revealed that David was invited to view Her Majesty’s coffin by MPs, who are allowed to take up to four guests to jump the queue.
Tribute: David waited more than 13 hours to pay his respects to the Queen despite being told by an MP to jump the queue
But he turned down the offer, saying his grandfather Joseph West – a staunch royalist and a man the footballer described as his “real life hero” – would have been disappointed.
A source said: “David could have avoided the queues but he wanted to be like everyone else. He said that the grandfather will not be [jumped the queue] so he won’t either. All week he had been wondering when would be the best time to go, and he finally went this morning.
“David was brought up in an East End family who were real royalists – the kind who stood to attention when the national anthem was played. He wanted to go to the Queen like any other member of the public.’
His Queen: As England captain, he met the Queen several times and was awarded an OBE by her in 2003
David also decided to dress up in a suit because, he says, that’s what his grandfather, who died in 2009 aged 83, would have done.
After queuing for 13 hours, he appeared emotional as he walked past the coffin to pay his respects, appearing at one point to wipe a tear from the corner of his eye. As England captain, he met the Queen several times and received an OBE from her in 2003.
“Every time we were standing there wearing those shirts with the three lions on them and I had my headband on and we were singing ‘God Save Our Queen’ it meant so much to us. Every time we did it, it was something special,” David told reporters.
“So this day was always going to be tough. It’s hard for the nation, it’s hard for everybody around the world because I think everybody feels it, and our thoughts are with the family and obviously everybody here today.”
“Because it’s special to be here, to celebrate and hear the different stories that people are telling. I thought that if I came at 2 am it would be a little quieter – I was wrong.
“Probably the most special moment for me was receiving the OBE. I brought my grandparents with me, who really raised me to be a huge royalist and royal fan, and obviously I had my wife too.
“Because it’s special to be here, to celebrate and hear the different stories that people are telling. I thought coming at 2am it would be a bit quieter – I was wrong,” he said
“To come up, to have my honor and also Her Majesty, to ask questions, to talk, I’m so lucky to have had a few moments like that in my life.
“Because we all see with love how special she was and what a 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 regularly spoke of his love for her on his Instagram, and when she died he wrote: “I am truly saddened by the death of Her Majesty the Queen. What an outpouring of love and respect we have seen for the platinum jubilee for her life’s service.
“How devastated we all feel today shows what she meant to people in this country and around the world. How much she inspired us with her leadership. How she comforted us when times were hard.”
He regularly spoke of his affection for her on his Instagram, and when she died he wrote: “I am truly saddened by the death of Her Majesty the Queen.”