David Beckham pays final tribute to inspirational Queen after touching funeral

David Beckham has taken to Instagram to pay a “final farewell” to Queen Elizabeth II following her emotional funeral on Monday.

In a lengthy post, the footy legend praised the Queen for her service as Britain’s oldest monarch and paid his respect to her “loving” family who is gracefully grieving her passing.

“Our Queen is home… Today we said a final farewell to Her Majesty The Queen.

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“This week the world has mourned the loss of a unique, inspirational & caring leader,” Beckham, who was awarded an OBE in 2003, penned to his 75.3million followers alongside a photo of the late monarch’s casket.

He went on to say the people “from all walks of life” came together to show their gratitude for our beloved Queen and praised the family for their “dignity and dedication.”

"Alongside the incredible ceremony and tradition we have watched a loving family grieve for a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with dignity and dedication.

“Her legacy of service and devotion to duty will endure…Long live the King."

Beckham, who won more than 100 senior caps over the course of his international career, joined the public in the queue to see the Queen lying-in-state in Westminster. The ex-footballer waited around 12 hours to pay his respects, having started queuing in the early hours of the morning.

Wife Victoria also wrote a gushing post to her 30.3 million followers.

“I’ve spent the last week reflecting on the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and how she was a powerful source of inspiration not just for me, but for so many around the world. “The ultimate icon in every way and the epitome of elegance, she will live on in our hearts and minds forever.

“I offer my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family at this time, and we join them in mourning the loss of our beloved Sovereign.”

Even the star’s oldest son Brooklyn paid tribute online, confessing he had “no words” and that we must “celebrate” her life.

“There are no words to express my sadness at the loss of our esteemed Monarch, Her Majesty The Queen.

“Collectively, as a nation, we can only hope to show the world what she has shown us with her leadership and grace. It is our duty as the people of Great Britain to carry on her legacy within each of us, in all of our actions and how we live our lives. Amidst the sadness, we have to remember that this is also a time to celebrate all that she did for us.”

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