Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, arrives in London to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in lieu of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The monarch, who died on September 8 at the age of 96, will be buried on Monday.
Osinbajo, who departed Nigeria on Saturday, is also expected to meet with UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly on a personal level.
Former England captain David Beckham waited in line for more than 13 hours on Friday to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state.
Thousands of people flocked to London to visit the queen’s coffin one final time before her funeral on Monday, and the 47-year-old was among them.
When confronted by television cameras on Friday afternoon, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder stated that he had been waiting since around 2.15 a.m. BST.
He recalled distributing crisps, sweets, and donuts with his coworkers in the line-waiting department to keep everyone energized.
Beckham, who saw the queen several times during her 70-year reign, was recorded on camera at Westminster Hall looking sad as he waited to walk by her coffin.
Beckham paid his respects at the casket about 3.25 p.m. BST. He closed his eyes for a brief moment.
Beckham was granted an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for his achievements to football. Before England matches, Beckham expresses his excitement by singing “God Save The Queen.”