David Beckham has joined thousands of people queueing to see the Queen lying in state.
Sky News spoke to Beckham just after 2pm on Friday; 12 hours after he joined the queue.
He told Sky News he was there to celebrate Britain's "special" Queen.
The former England football captain was seen wearing a dark flat cap, suit and tie as he waited to pay his respects.
He told reporters: "This day was always going to be a difficult day.
"Our thoughts are with the family, it's very special to hear all of the stories from people here.
"The most special moment for me was to receive my OBE. I took my grandparents with me who were huge royalists.
"I was so lucky that I was able to have a few moments like that in my life to be around Her Majesty.
"It's a sad day, but a day to remember."
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