Victoria Beckham hails Queen as 'powerful source of inspiration' as she pays heartfelt tribute to Her Majesty
The post comes after David Beckham queued for 13 hours to pay his respects to the Queen during her lying-in-state at Westminster Hall
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Victoria Beckham has paid homage to Queen Elizabeth II, after spending a week reflecting on the late monarch’s death. The former Spice girl and fashion designer, who is married to former England captain David Beckham, wrote a heartfelt post on her Instagram account. This comes after David queued for 13 hours to pay his respects to the Queen during her lying-in-state at Westminster Hall, which has gained him widespread praise. The footballing legend reportedly declined the offer of skipping the line as his grandfather would have been disappointed, reports Daily Mail.
The 48-year-old shared a series of the Queen in various outfits, as well as with her corgis and horses, for her 30m Instagram followers. “I’ve spent the last week reflecting on the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and how she was a powerful source of inspiration, not just for me but for so many around the world" she wrote. “The ultimate icon in every way and the epitome of elegance, she will live on in our hearts and minds forever."
“I offer my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the royal family at this time, and we join them in mourning the loss of our beloved sovereign,” she added, signing the post off with her initials “VB”. Both Victoria and David Beckham have received honours from the royal family. Victoria was made an OBE in the 2017 New Year Honours for her services to the fashion industry. She received the honour from the new Prince of Wales during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
David was made an OBE for his services to football in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2003 and has also met her on several occasions. The former England captain joined the queue of Royal mourners at around 2 am dressed in a suit that hid his famous tattoos, and wore a cap and a Covid mask. He went unnoticed by the people around him for hours while he made his way from Southwark Park to Westminster Hall. "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.
David Beckham, queuing to see the queen lying in state (and possibly still hoping for a glimpse at a knighthood) pic.twitter.com/QxWIKoCEXp— Rupert Myers (@RupertMyers) September 16, 2022
"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", a souce said, according to the news outlet. "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."
'I was so lucky I was able to have a few moments in my life to be around Her Majesty— ITV News (@itvnews) September 16, 2022
'A sad day but it's a day to remember the incredible legacy she left'
David Beckham told ITV News' @neilconneryitv he's queued 12 hours to see the Queen Lying in Statehttps://t.co/tMtgIn9Bst pic.twitter.com/vPYR8SObXB