Osinbajo arrives in London for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

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Vice-President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, has touched down in London to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

The monarch, who passed away on September 8 at the age of 96, is scheduled to be buried on Monday.

Osinbajo who departed Nigeria on Saturday is also expected to hold a bilateral meeting with James Cleverly, UK foreign secretary.

Former England captain, David Beckham, queued for over 13 hours to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state on Friday.

The 47-year-old was spotted among thousands who came out in London, to get a final glimpse of the queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall before her funeral on Monday.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder said he had been queuing since around 2.15 a.m. BST when he was interviewed by news crews on Friday afternoon.

He talked of snacking on crisps, sweets and donuts with his fellow queuers to keep their energy up.

Television footage of Westminster Hall showed Beckham, who met the queen several times during her 70-year reign, looking tearful as he waited to file past her coffin.

Stopping to pay his respects by the coffin at around 3.25 p.m. BST, Beckham bowed his head and closed his eyes momentarily.

Beckham received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to football from the queen in 2003, and he spoke of his pride at singing “God Save The Queen” before matches with England.

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