Queen Elizabeth met British soccer star David Beckham at Buckingham Palace in 2018.
The gathering was for the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, which celebrated the achievements of young people from across the Commonwealth who have campaigned for mental health awareness, education access and gender equality.
Upon her death, Beckham said he was saddened the world lost a true leader.
“How devastated we all feel today shows what she has meant to people in this country and around the world,” he wrote.
“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.”