Friday, September 30, 2022

Latest Posts

James Blunt and his wife Sofia Wellesley stand in line to see the Queen laid out in Westminster Hall

James Blunt and his wife Sofia Wellesley queued up near Tower Bridge in London on Sunday to pay their respects to the Queen.

The 48-year-old singer looked chic in a black suit as he slipped a tender hand around the arm of his 39-year-old celebrity partner, who wore a navy long-sleeved top.

They were spotted in the crowd with thousands of others queuing for over 10 hours to see the late monarch laid in state at Westminster Hall.

A photo of the couple was shared by a member of the public on the social network just after 5 p.m.

The Old Harrovian guarded the Queen Mother’s coffin while she lay in state in 2002 and held the rank of Captain in the Life Guards, part of the Household Cavalry Regiment, until he left that same year.

Sofia is believed to be friends with the Queen’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie, and she accompanied the You’re Beautiful hitmaker to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018.

Strictly speaking, Neil Jones and his girlfriend Chyna Mills looked smitten earlier that day after spending the night queuing to pay their respects to the Queen.

The pair were spotted among thousands of others who queued for over 10 hours.

They walked hand in hand through the busy streets of London after witnessing a historic moment in history.

Neil kept his followers updated on his progress in the queue on his Instagram account, sharing a picture of The Shard and also a raisin picker along the way.

Tilda Swinton cut a somber figure as she bowed her head while visiting the Queen’s coffin on Saturday.

The British actress, 61, joined the five-mile line of members of the public who had queued for an estimated nine hours this week.

In footage from the BBC’s coverage, which began circulating on social media on Saturday, Tilda was seen in all black as she reached the coffin and paused for a few seconds to pay her respects to the late monarch

Hidden in the crowd, David Beckham waited more than 13 hours to pay his respects to the Queen, despite being offered the chance to join the queue by an MP on Friday.

Wearing a suit that concealed his famous tattoos, a cap and a Covid mask, the former England captain, 47, joined the mourners in the “Elizabeth line” at 2am, going unnoticed by the crowds for hours stayed as he walked away from Southwark Park towards Westminster Hall.

Along with those around him who initially helped keep his secret, Beckham said he survived on the very unfootballer-like diet of “Pringles, sherbet lemons, sandwiches, coffee and donuts.”

“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 that is meant to be shared together today,” he told BBC News.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder saw his cover finally blown just after midday as members of the public took to social media to share the news that he was there.

The Daily Mail revealed that Beckham had been invited by an MP, who is allowed to take up to four guests, to view Her Majesty’s coffin in order to skip the line.

But he turned down the offer, saying his grandfather Joseph West – a staunch royalist and the man the footballer calls his “real-life hero” – would have been disappointed.

The Queen died at her beloved Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday at the age of 96.

Her coffin traveled to London on Tuesday to be laid out ahead of her funeral on Monday.

Latest Posts

Don't Miss