Celebrities who queued to see the Queen from David Beckham to Susanna Reid

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The final mourners have paid their respects to the Queen lying in state in Parliament’s Westminster Hall.

Since Thursday, hundreds of thousands of members of the public — including some very famous faces — have filed past the coffin until, early on Monday morning, the final people who had queued through the night left the cavernous medieval hall.

Former England captain David Beckham and Susanna Reid were among the famous faces waited several hours to see the Queen lying in state.

English former football player David Beckham leaves Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, in London on September 16, 2022 after paying his respects to the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it Lies in State. - Queen Elizabeth II will lie in state in Westminster Hall inside the Palace of Westminster, until 0530 GMT on September 19, a few hours before her funeral, with huge queues expected to file past her coffin to pay their respects. (Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP) (Photo by LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP via Getty Images)
English former football player David Beckham leaves Westminster Hall. (Getty)

Read more: David Beckham on why it was important for him to see Queen lying in state

The football star began queueing at 2am on Friday and was still in line 12 hours later, while the Good Morning Britain presenter said she waited in line for seven hours and 20 minutes on Thursday.

Beckham, 47, a keen royalist, said he felt “lucky” to have spent time with the Queen and remembered the moment he was made an OBE.

“To step up, to get my honour, but then also Her Majesty, to ask questions, to talk, I was so lucky that I was able to have a few moments like that in my life, to be around Her Majesty,” he told ITV News.

TOPSHOT - Lady usher of the Black Rod, Sarah Clarke arrives to pay her respects at 06:29am after the final members of the public paid their respects pay their respects, passing the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, Lying-in-State inside Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London on September 19, 2022. - Queen Elizabeth II will lie in state in Westminster Hall inside the Palace of Westminster, until 0530 GMT on September 19, a few hours before her funeral, with huge queues expected to file past her coffin to pay their respects. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP) (Photo by YUI MOK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, Lying-in-State inside Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London (Getty)

Read more: Susanna Reid says queue to see Queen lying in state was 'worth every minute'

Reid, 51, joined the queue on Thursday with her mother, Sue, and said she had “experienced a moment in history”.

Detailing her experience on Twitter, she said: “Evening – along with my lovely mum and her very good friend, I have just experienced a moment in history – witnessing the Queen lying in state in Westminster Hall. At once majestic and peaceful.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Susanna Reid attends ITV Palooza! at The Royal Festival Hall on November 23, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)
Susanna Reid attends ITV Palooza! at The Royal Festival Hall on November 23, 2021. (Getty)

ITV show This Morning insisted its presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby did not “jump the queue” for the Queen’s lying in state and were there to report on the event as media.

The pair have received criticism from some on social media after they appeared inside Westminster Hall on Friday without having taken part in the public queue.

Programme bosses said in a statement on Instagram that their hosting duo had attended to film a segment due to air during Tuesday’s show.

Award-winning actor Tilda Swinton was also spotted paying tribute to the Queen. The Marvel star was seen filing past the coffin on Saturday, having queued with other mourners to visit the lying in state.

Reality star Sharon Osbourne made a pilgrimage to pay tribute to the late monarch, joining the queue and happily posing for photos with fans.

James Blunt during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening.
James Blunt during the filming for the Graham Norton Show. (PA)

She said: "I love the Queen, and I came over for this because I’m a royalist and I love the royal family."

Pop star James Blunt was also sighted in the queue, accompanied by his wife Sofia Wellesley. Responding to being spotted, the singer jokingly tweeted: "Offered to sing, and am now being ushered to the front."

Daniel Mays (centre) in a Line of Duty publicity still. (World Productions/Steffan Hill/BBC)
Daniel Mays (centre) in a Line of Duty publicity still. (World Productions/Steffan Hill/BBC)

Line of Duty actor Daniel Mays queued to see the Queen lying in state. Sharing photos of himself in the queue, the actor shared on Twitter: "11 hours queueing to pay our respects to the Queen for her exceptional 70 years of service yesterday.

"The warmth, affection, conversations shared, glorious views and sense of community were magical to be part of. Made me proud to be British and proud to be a Londoner."

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2022/09/18: Large crowds continue to queue next to Tower Bridge on the last day of The Queen's lying-in-state at Westminster Hall. The Queen's state funeral takes place on 19th September. (Photo by Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Large crowds continued to queue next to Tower Bridge on the last day of The Queen's lying-in-state at Westminster Hall. (Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Strictly Come Dancing professional Neil Jones was joined by his partner, Love Island star Chyna Mills, as they queued for 10 hours to see the Queen on Sunday evening. Jones shared their progress through the queue with updates on his Instagram stories through the night.

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will be held on Monday, 19 September.

Watch: Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby at the lying in state of the Queen