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Romeo Beckham honours The Queen after dad David queued for 13 hours to see Her Majesty lie in state

Romeo Beckham shared a moving tribute to The Queen following her state funeral in London on Monday. 

The Inter Miami II footballer, 20, who is the son of David and Victoria Beckham, shared a photo of Her Majesty and thanked the monarch for her service. 

It comes after his famous father, 47, queued 13 hours on Thursday to see The Queen lie in state at Westminster Hall. 

‘Thank you for your service’: Romeo Beckham, 19, honoured The Queen following her funeral on Monday – after dad David queued for 13 hours to see her Majesty lie in state (pictured together earlier this year) 

Taking to his Instagram Romeo wrote: ‘A moment in history as we remember, mourn and celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Thank you for your service Your Majesty’.

The athlete shared a smiling pictured of the late monarch as well as an image of her funeral procession. 

It comes after England legend David shared his own post earlier in the day penning: ‘Our Queen is home… Today we said a final farewell to Her Majesty The Queen,’  

Honour: Taking to his Instagram Romeo wrote: 'A moment in history as we remember, mourn and celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Thank you for your service Your Majesty'

Honour: Taking to his Instagram Romeo wrote: ‘A moment in history as we remember, mourn and celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Thank you for your service Your Majesty’

‘This week the world has mourned the loss of a unique, inspirational and caring leader. People from all walks of life came together in their thousands to show gratitude for our beloved Queen.’

David said the nation will never forget Her Majesty’s life-long ‘devotion to duty’.

‘Alongside the incredible ceremony and tradition we have watched a loving family grieve for a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with dignity and dedication.’ 

Thanks: The athlete shared a smiling pictured of the late monarch as well as a snap of her funeral procession

Thanks: The athlete shared a smiling pictured of the late monarch as well as a snap of her funeral procession

‘Her legacy of service and devotion to duty will endure…Long live the King,’ he added, in reference to new sovereign King Charles. 

On Thursday, David waited for more than 13 hours to pay his respects to the Queen despite being offered the chance to jump the queue by an MP.

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, going unnoticed by the masses for hours as he shuffled his way from Southwark Park to Westminster Hall.

Paying his respects: It comes after sports David star waited 13 hours in queue on Thursday to see The Queen lie in state at Westminster Hall (pictured)

Paying his respects: It comes after sports David star waited 13 hours in queue on Thursday to see The Queen lie in state at Westminster Hall (pictured)

Along with those around him, who helped keep his secret initially, David said he survived on the very unfootballer-like diet of ‘Pringles, sherbet lemons, 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 David had been invited to view Her Majesty’s coffin by an MP, who is allowed to take up to four guests, to jump the queue. 

'Because it's special to be here, to celebrate and to hear the different stories that people have to say. I thought by coming at 2am, it was going to be a little bit quieter – I was wrong,' he said

‘Because it’s special to be here, to celebrate and to hear the different stories that people have to say. I thought by coming at 2am, it was going to be a little bit quieter – I was wrong,’ he said

But he declined the offer, saying that his grandfather Joseph West – a staunch royalist and the man the footballer has called his ‘real-life hero’ – would have been disappointed. 

A source said: ‘David could have avoided all of the queuing but he wanted to be like everyone else. He said his grandad wouldn’t have [jumped the queue] so neither would he. He had been wondering all week when the best time was to go and finally he went for this morning.

‘David was brought up in an East End family who were real royalists – the kind who would stand to attention when the national anthem came on. He wanted to go to see the Queen like any other member of the public.’

David also opted to dress in a suit because he said that’s what his grandfather, who died in 2009 aged 83, would have done.

After queuing for 13 hours, he looked emotional as he moved 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 his OBE from her in 2003.

‘Every time we stood there when we wore those Three Lion shirts and I had my armband, 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.

His Queen: As England captain, he met the Queen several times and received his OBE from her in 2003

His Queen: As England captain, he met the Queen several times and received his OBE from her in 2003

‘So this day was always going to be difficult. It’s difficult for the nation, it’s difficult for everyone around the world, because I think everyone is feeling it, and our thoughts are with the family and obviously with everybody here today.’

‘Because it’s special to be here, to celebrate and to hear the different stories that people have to say. I thought by coming at 2am, it was going to be a little bit quieter – I was wrong.

‘Probably the most special moment for me was when I received my OBE. I took my grandparents with me, who were the ones that really brought me up to be a huge royalist and a fan of the Royal Family, and obviously I had my wife there as well.

‘To step up, to get my honour but then also Her Majesty, to ask questions, to talk, I was so lucky that I was able to have a few moments like that in my life.

‘Because we can all see with the love that has been 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 that she’s left.’

Respect: David waited for more than 13 hours to pay his respects to the Queen despite being offered the chance to jump the queue by an MP

Respect: David waited for more than 13 hours to pay his respects to the Queen despite being offered the chance to jump the queue by an MP

SOURCE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11228423/Romeo-Beckham-honours-Queen-dad-David-queued-13-hours-Majesty-lie-state.html

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