Former England captain & Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham joined thousands waiting in line to see Queen Elizabeth lying in state on Friday.
David Beckham : Queen | Coffin | Wife | Net worth
David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born 2 May 1975) is an English former professional footballer, the current president and co-owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City.
David Robert Joseph Beckham
2 May 1975
|Organisation(s)||UNICEF, Malaria No More|
|Agent||Simon Fuller (XIX Entertainment)|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
Known for his range of passing, crossing ability and bending free-kicks as a right winger, Beckham has been hailed as one of the greatest and most recognisable midfielders of his generation, as well as one of the best set-piece specialists of all time.
He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France.
Beckham’s professional club career began with Manchester United, where he made his first-team debut in 1992 at age 17.
With United, he won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999.
He then played four seasons with Real Madrid, winning the La Liga championship in his final season with the club.
In July 2007, Beckham signed a five-year contract with Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy.
While a Galaxy player, he spent two loan spells in Italy with AC Milan in 2009 and 2010. He was the first British footballer to play 100 UEFA Champions League games.
David Beckham queen
Following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, her laying in-state coffin was stationed at Westminster Hall for the royal well-wishers to pay their respects to the late Queen.
On Friday, the football sensation David Beckham made his way through the line after a 12-hour wait to see the Queen and say his last goodbye to the monarch.
Beckham was spotted in the Hall alone without his famous family as he stood in line with the public and even interacted with some of his fans along the way.
While he was paying his respects to the late Queen, he was snapped tearing up and wiping his tears off.
At one point, per Page Six, he was also seen burying his face in his hands as he stood with other mourners.
He appeared in line around 2 in the morning and waited over 12 hours to see the Queen’s coffin.
Beckham, 47, was spotted in the huge queue which has formed on the streets of London as mourners look to get a final glimpse of the queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall before her funeral on Monday.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder said he had been queuing since around 2.15 a.m. BST when he was interviewed by news crews on Friday afternoon.
He talked of snacking on crisps, sweets and donuts with his fellow queuers to keep their energy up.
Television footage of Westminster Hall showed Beckham, who met the queen several times during her 70-year reign, looking tearful as he waited to file past her coffin.
Stopping to pay his respects by the coffin at around 3.25 p.m. BST, Beckham bowed his head and closed his eyes momentarily.
Beckham received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to football from the queen in 2003, and he spoke of his pride at singing “God Save The Queen” before matches with England.
“I grew up in a household of royalists and I was brought up that way so if my grandparents [had] been here today, I know that they would have wanted to be here so I am here on their behalf and on behalf of my family and obviously to celebrate with everybody else here,” Beckham told ITV News.
David Beckham wife
In 1997, Beckham started dating Victoria Adams, after she attended a Manchester United match.
She was famously known as “Posh Spice” of the pop music group Spice Girls, one of the world’s top pop groups at the time, and his team was also enjoying a great run of success.
Therefore, their relationship instantly attracted a great deal of media attention. The couple were dubbed “Posh and Becks” by the media.
He proposed to her on 24 January 1998 in a restaurant in Cheshunt, England. Their first child was born fourteen months later.
On 4 July 1999, they married at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. Beckham’s teammate Gary Neville was the best man, and the couple’s four-month-old son, Brooklyn, was the ring bearer.
The media were kept away from the ceremony, as the Beckhams had an exclusive deal with OK! Magazine, but newspapers were still able to obtain photographs showing them sitting on golden thrones. 437 staff were employed for the wedding reception, which was estimated to have cost £500,000.
David and Victoria Beckham have four children: sons Brooklyn Joseph (born 4 March 1999 at Portland Hospital, London), Romeo James (born 1 September 2002 at Portland Hospital, London), Cruz David (born 20 February 2005 at Ruber International Hospital, Madrid), and daughter Harper Seven (born 10 July 2011 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles).
Elton John is godfather to Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham; their godmother is Elizabeth Hurley. Beckham’s three sons have all played football in the Arsenal Academy.
David Beckham is a retired English soccer player who has a net worth of $450 million.
|Net Worth:||$450 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 2, 1975 (47 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Model, Athlete, Actor, Soccer Player|
In October 2021 it was widely reported that David had signed a 10-year deal that paid $21 million per year to be Qatar’s tourism ambassador.
The deal value is reportedly worth a minimum of $210 million over the decade, but could ultimately be worth closer to $280 million according to various reports.
Upon the deal’s revelation, Beckham was inundated with criticism due to Qatar’s pour track record on human rights.
In 1999, David and Victoria Beckham bought what became their most famous home for $3.3 million; the property, which is set on 24 acres of land, was given a $4 million renovation and was subsequently dubbed Beckingham Palace by the media.
In 2007, the couple bought a six-bedroom, 10 bathroom Beverly Hills mansion for $18.7 million, which they sold in 2018 for $33 million.