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‘Devastated’ David Beckham pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth: ‘I’m actually saddened’

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David Beckham met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a number of occasions (Footage: Getty)

David Beckham says he’s ‘actually saddened’ after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died on the age of 96 and has despatched his ‘ideas and prayers’ to the Royal Household.

It was introduced on Thursday afternoon that Her Majesty, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, had died peacefully at Balmoral, ending a rare 70-year reign.

Senior royals had gathered on the Scottish property earlier within the day after the Queen’s medical doctors turned involved about her well being.

Her son, King Charles III, mentioned the loss of life of his mom was a ‘second of nice unhappiness’ for him and his household and her loss could be ‘deeply felt’ all over the world.

Former England, Manchester United and Actual Madrid midfielder Beckham met the Queen a number of occasions and was appointed an OBE for companies to soccer within the Queen’s Birthday Honours Checklist in 2003.

Paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth, Beckham mentioned: ‘I’m actually saddened by the loss of life of Her Majesty, The Queen.

‘What an outpouring of affection and respect we noticed for the Platinum Jubilee for her lifetime of service.

Queen Elizabeth II lifeless: Key particulars

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died after 70 years on the throne, together with her loss of life introduced by Buckingham Palace on September 8, 2022.

She died on the age of 96 surrounded by her household at her dwelling in Balmoral, together with her son and inheritor to the throne Charles, the Prince of Wales, and her grandsons, the Duke Of Cambridge, Prince William and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.

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‘How devastated all of us really feel immediately exhibits what she has meant to folks on this nation and all over the world.

‘How a lot she impressed us together with her management. How she comforted us when occasions had been robust.

‘Till her final days she served her nation with dignity and charm. This yr she would have identified how beloved she was. My ideas and prayers are with our Royal Household.’

Many sporting occasions have been referred to as off following the Queen’s loss of life, with all horse racing in Britain halted on Thursday following the announcement.

Beckham assembly the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2002 (Image: Getty)

Friday’s play within the Take a look at match between England and South Africa has been suspended, whereas the second day of the PGA Championship won’t happen.

The English Soccer League has postponed its two video games on Friday, whereas the Premier League are contemplating cancelling this weekend’s matches as a mark of respect.

Manchester United and West Ham’s Europa League matches went forward on Thursday night time ‘following path from the Soccer Affiliation and Uefa’, however each stadiums noticed minute’s silence, with the gamers sporting black armbands.

The membership most synonymous with Beckham – Manchester United – mentioned they ‘share the sorrow of a nation’ after the Queen died.

‘The membership recognises her immense contribution to public life, together with sport, each right here in the UK, throughout the Commonwealth, and all over the world,’ the Premier League facet mentioned in a press release.

‘Everybody linked with Manchester United joins the broader soccer household in sending our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to The Royal Household.’

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