September 26, 2022

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Victoria Beckham says the Queen will live “in our hearts and minds forever” in moving tribute

From the heart: Victoria Beckham wrote a touching tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in the wake of her death on her Instagram account on Sunday (Pictured: The Queen shaking hands with Victoria at a royal command performance in 1997)

Victoria Beckham wrote a moving tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in the wake of her death.

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died of 96 years on September 8, just hours after Buckingham Palace said her doctors were “concerned about Her Majesty’s health”.

Former Spice Girl Victoria, 48, took to her Instagram account on Sunday to post a touching post – three days after her husband David stood in line for 13 hours to pay his respects to the late King at Westminster Hall.

From the heart: Victoria Beckham wrote a touching tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in the wake of her death on her Instagram account on Sunday (Pictured: The Queen shaking hands with Victoria at a royal command performance in 1997)

The football legend was offered a chance to cross the line but refused, saying his grandfather would have been disappointed.

Uploading a slew of photos of the Queen, Victoria wrote: “I have spent the past week reflecting on the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and how she has been such a powerful inspiration not only to me, but to many around the world. Globalism.

“The ultimate icon in everything and the epitome of elegance, she will live on in our hearts and minds forever.”

And she continued: “I extend my deepest and deepest condolences to the royal family at this time, and we join them in mourning the death of our beloved king. VB.

The former Spice Girl Victoria took to her Instagram account on Sunday to post a touching post - three days after her husband David stood in line for 13 hours to pay his respects to the late King at Westminster Hall.

The former Spice Girl Victoria took to her Instagram account on Sunday to post a touching post – three days after her husband David stood in line for 13 hours to pay his respects to the late King at Westminster Hall.

Then the fashion designer moved on to post an additional set of photos in her stories and wrote: The Queen will be remembered not least for her remarkable kindness, grace and sympathy, but for her unwavering loyalty, service and commitment.

She then went on to share a photo of her meeting with the Queen from 1997 with the rest of the Spice Girls at a formal event.

Looking stunning in a strapless black dress, Victoria smiled as she shook the king’s hand.

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She captioned the historic photo: “One of my proudest Spice Girls moments was meeting Her Majesty at a Royal Command performance in 1997. I’m so grateful for this memory.”

Honorable Mention: The fashion designer then moved on to post an additional set of photos in her stories

Honorable Mention: The fashion designer then moved on to post an additional set of photos in her stories

Her latest photo showed the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, dancing with each other, with Victoria captioning it: ‘The absolute icon in everything. She will live in our hearts and minds forever.

Rest in peace, Your Majesty, thank you for your service. Dance forever with your price! “

Her honor comes after her husband David waited for more than 13 hours to pay his respects to the Queen on Friday.

Wearing a suit disguising his famous tattoo, a hat and a Covid mask, the 47-year-old former England captain joined mourners in ‘Elizabeth’s Line’ at 2am, unnoticed by the fans for hours as he walked his way From Southwark Park to Westminster Hall.

Along with those around him, who helped keep his secret initially, Beckham said he survived a football-like diet of “Pringles, lemon sorbet, sandwiches, coffee and cake”.

Exclusive: Her final photo showed the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh dancing

Exclusive: Her final photo showed the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh dancing

Dapper: David also chose to wear a suit because he said that was what his grandfather, who died in 2009 at the age of 83, would have done.

Dapper: David also chose to wear a suit because he said that was what his grandfather, who died in 2009 at the age of 83, would have done.

“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 day is meant to be shared together.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder finally saw his cover shortly after midday, with members of the public taking to social media to share the news of his presence there.

The Daily Mail revealed that David was invited to view Her Majesty’s coffin by a Member of Parliament, who is allowed to receive up to four guests, to skip the queue. But he turned down the offer, saying that his grandfather Joseph West – the powerful king and man the footballer called a “real-life hero” – would have been disappointed.

A source said: ‘David could have avoided all of the queue but he wanted to be like everyone else. He said his grandfather wouldn’t [jumped the queue] So he didn’t. He’s been wondering all week about the best time to go and finally gone this morning.

David grew up in an East End family who were true royals – the kind who would stand out when the national anthem came. He wanted to go see the Queen like everyone else in the audience.

David also chose to wear a suit because he said that was what his grandfather, who died in 2009 at the age of 83, would have done.

After standing in line for 13 hours, David seemed emotional as he stepped over the coffin to pay his respects as he appeared at one point to wipe a tear from the corner of his eye. As England’s captain, he met the Queen several times and earned an OBE from her in 2003.

Every time we’d stand there when we’d wear these three lion shirts and I’d have my armband and we sing God save the Queen, it was something that meant so much to us. “Every time we did it was something special,” Beckham told reporters.

So this day has always been difficult. It’s hard for the nation, it’s hard for everyone around the world, because I think everyone feels it, and our thoughts are with family and of course with everyone here today. Because it’s so special to be here and celebrate and listen to the different stories people have to tell. I thought by coming in at 2 am it would be quieter – I was wrong.

Perhaps the most special moment for me was when I received my OBE. I took my grandparents with me, who were the ones who really raised me to be a huge and encouraging royal, and obviously my wife was there too.

“To come forward, for my honor but also Your Majesty, to ask questions and speak, I have been so fortunate that I have been able to have a few moments like this in my life.

Because we can all see with the love she showed, how special she was and the legacy she left behind. It’s a sad day, but one when we remember the amazing legacy you left.

He regularly told her about his fondness for her on Instagram and when he passed away last week he wrote: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty. What an outpouring of love and respect we saw for the Platinum Jubilee over her life of service.

“The extent of the devastation we are all feeling today shows what she meant to people in this country and around the world. How inspiring she was in her leadership. How comforting we were when times were tough.

When asked how the queue was on his knees, he replied, “The knees are fine, it’s the back and the feet.”

A woman standing in line next to David told BBC News: ‘I respect him a lot. He’s stood with us and he’s paid his respects the way he wants to and I think that’s amazing.

Other celebrities queuing up included Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid, who waited more than seven hours with her mother to see the Queen’s coffin lying in state.

“Just experienced a moment in history…at the same time majestic and serene,” the 51-year-old anchor wrote on Twitter.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder finally saw his cover shortly after midday, with members of the public circulating on social media to share the news of his presence there.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder finally saw his cover shortly after midday, with members of the public circulating on social media to share the news of his presence there.