British soccer legend David Beckham was spotted in line, and reportedly waited for over 13 hours before entering Westminster Hall to pay his respects. It’s impressive that one of the biggest celebrities in the country didn’t use that status to cut the line, though that could have caused a bit of a scandal if he attempted it.

When questioned by ITV News reporters, Beckham said he was present because he came from a “household of royalists,” and on the experience of waiting in line he mentioned, “something like this today is meant to be shared together. So, you know the fact that we’ve been here. We’re eating Pringles. We’re eating Sherbert Lemons, sandwiches and coffee.”

The maximum potential length of this line about nine miles, and the first people were waiting in the queue two days before Westminster Hall even opened to the public. Luckily, the government was expecting high turnout, and dotted portable toilets, first-aid tents and food and drink areas along the line.

The government created a live tracker app that indicates how long a wait would be if you entered the line now. At the time of writing this article, the wait was predicted to be 22 hours just to get into Westminster Hall. The Hall is open 24 hours a day until Saturday.

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