Queen's comment to David Beckham left him speechless during awkward meeting – The Mirror

  • September 12, 2022

David Beckham was involved in an awkward meeting with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II back in 2002 where he was left speechless as he handed over the Jubilee baton
It is safe to say David Beckham's first time meeting Queen Elizabeth II back in 2002 did not go as planned as the former Manchester United star couldn't get his words out.
He opened up about the experience during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year, where he and his wife Victoria hosted a lunch event where they dined alongside honoured MBE recipients. At the time, Beckham was at still at United, having just won the Premier League for the sixth time in his professional career.
However, when looking back back on his first meeting with Her Majesty, David remembered she said: "How's Victoria, how's the kids?" But it soon turned awkward as he added: "I couldn't even answer, it was an incredible moment."
It was a moment Beckham would remember forever, although he did freeze under pressure. Pictures of the special day showed the sporting legend wearing a classy suit as he shook hands with the Monarch, who wore a green dress.
On Friday, Beckham paid tribute to the Queen on a message on social media as he admitted he is "devastated" by the news. Her Majesty passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday at the age of 96 following 70 years on the throne.
"I’m truly saddened by the death of Her Majesty, The Queen," the ex-footballer wrote on Instagram. "What an outpouring of love and respect we saw for the Platinum Jubilee for her life of service.
"How devastated we all feel today shows what she has meant to people in this country and around the world. How much she inspired us with her leadership. How she comforted us when times were tough. Until her last days she served her country with dignity and grace. This year she would have known how loved she was. My thoughts and prayers are with our Royal Family."
Beckham also took to Instagram earlier this summer to pay tribute to the Queen’s 70-year reign. And he shared photos of the monarch, including one of him meeting her, as he wrote: "Today, we celebrate our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 70 years of service and inspirational leadership of our country. Let’s come together and commemorate her remarkable reign with a great British party these next few days."
News of the Queen’s deteriorating condition broke on Thursday morning. And Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement later in the day that she had died. "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon," read the statement. "The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."
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