Huw Edwards digs in at “superstar VIPs” who “jumped the queue” to see Queen lay in state on BBC news
Huw Edwards has made a subtle take on “superstar VIPs” who are said to have “jumped in line” to see Queen Elizabeth II in state.
For four days, hundreds of thousands of people queued up to see the monarch’s coffin in Westminster Hall ahead of today’s state funeral.
Among them was David Beckham, who lined up at 2am on Friday morning (September 16) in a suit, black tie and black flat cap. The former England player said he waited almost 12 hours to see the coffin ahead of the Queen’s funeral, reportedly refusing the opportunity to use a special access queue.
Presenter Huw Edwards moderated BBC News’ coverage ahead of the Queen’s funeral on Monday (September 19) and praised Beckham for standing in line with the public.
“There were some familiar faces in line for lying at Westminster Hall,” Edwards said.
“Of course we saw a certain David Beckham there on Friday. He was widely praised for queuing for hours and not rushing into the queue because he’s a superstar VIP.”
Edwards then added: “No, he was in the queue for many hours and good for him.”
The clip was circulated on Twitter, with one commenter writing: “Love Huw Edwards’ little dig here.”
“Huh Edwards! What a man! Queue jumping! Hilarious!” another tweeted.
Other celebrities who lined up to pay their respects to the in-state Queen included Tilda Swinton and Sharon Osbourne. You can read the full list here.
Some famous people including This morning Hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby came under fire for “skipping the line” as they paid their respects via a press box for a separate viewing.
This mornings’ producers denied that the presenters “jumped the line, had VIP access, or walked past the in-state queen,” adding that they were instead “there in a professional capacity as part of the world media to over.” to report the event”.
The Queen’s coffin will now be transported to Westminster Abbey for her funeral service on Monday at 11am.
Follow all the live updates from the Queen’s funeral here.
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