David Beckham will meet with King Charles ‘after severing ties with Prince Harry’

One of the great things about the Netflix Beckham docuseries is that it introduced David Beckham’s soccer/football career to a new audience. Before I watched the series, I honestly didn’t “get” why Beckham had such a major career. Yes, he never won the World Cup, but he captained Team England for six years and made a historic number of appearances playing for his country. His achievements at Manchester were crazy, and he won La Liga at Real Madrid. All told, he won 19 major titles/trophies. Truly, a historic career, and off the pitch, he is still a global ambassador for football and one of the richest athletes of all time. Which is probably why the Windsors have always punished him and refused to “give” him a knighthood – he’s too famous, too rich, too successful. Those sadists have to withhold something from him. Well, according to the Daily Mail, the Windsors were withholding the knighthood because of Beckham’s closeness to Prince Harry. And now David has “severed ties” with Harry, so King Charles has granted David an audience.

David Beckham has accepted an invitation from the King to attend a dinner after severing ties with Prince Harry. The former England star is dining with Charles to talk about the possibility of him becoming an ambassador for The Prince’s Foundation, a charity founded by the King in order to help provide skills to young people.

Mr Beckham has previously held a similar role representing Invictus Games, the multi-sport competition for sick and injured servicemen and women founded by Prince Harry in 2014. But the ex-footballer has since distanced himself from the Duke of Sussex after he and wife Meghan relocated to the US and stepped back as senior royals in 2020.

Sources close to Mr Beckham say that he is hoping for a honour such as a knighthood, the Sun reported. He was awarded an OBE back in June 2003 for services to football. More recently in 2017, his wife Victoria received the same honour for her contribution to fashion.

The 48-year-old’s chances of being knighted were previously blighted after he was one of 1,000 people caught up in the scandal involving Ingenious films, including former teammate Wayne Rooney, who all lost their case to overturn a £700million bill of avoided tax in 2017.

It’s possible that Mr Beckham will meet King Charles at the Foundation’s base, Dumfries House, in east Ayrshire, Scotland. A source suggested that the meeting would be an opportunity for the King to ‘suss out’ Mr Beckham and find out in what areas they could work together.

[From The Daily Mail]

Where is the evidence that Becks has severed ties with Harry? In September, Harry turned up at the Inter Miami game in LA, reportedly because Harry always wanted to see Leo Messi play (Messi plays for Miami). While there were no photos of Harry and David together, it would be hard to believe that Harry would have made a point of going to the game without speaking to David. That being said, I’ve gotten the feeling for months now that Prince William has been throwing tantrums about and to David Beckham and that William is the one who made this into a “you can’t be friends with Harry” situation. It’s just so stupid and small.

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  1. equality says:

    If Beckham is the sort of person who would ditch a friend and wounded veterans to suck up to a monarch, let Charles and Will have him.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      Exactly 💯!

    • Missskitttin says:

      That story the British media is concocting looks so poorly on David Beckham.

    • ADS says:


    • vs says:


      • Nene Blessed says:

        Exactly. Beckham distancing hi.self from HRH PH THE DoS for knighthood shows very poorly on David B. If so
        shows DB has no values nor pri ciples which guide him in life.In that case, DB and the weirdos of windsor deserve each other.

    • theRobinsons says:

      Well said.

    • jemmy says:

      exactly – it means that David is not worth having as a friend. He will sell out to the highest bidder which it seems ( I hope not ) is the case her

      Wilnot will get his karma someday.

    • EggplantPeggie says:

      what’s left of the crazy british royals are still trying to divide, get attention and have the A+ celebrities side with team with them. David is too rich for bullsht like this. The dude spends his time barbecuing in his tent and taking care of his soccer team. Anyway, if he wanted a knighthood, he wanted it under Queen Elizabeth, not by the Tampon King, or the Eggplant Prince. There is no value to the knighthood under this new circus. The british royals have not understood yet, that A+ celebrities are trying to AVOID them because they are a significant liability to one’s public career.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      Guys. It’s the Daily Mail.

      Regardless of whether he wants a knighthood or not, it’s just another way of taking a dig at Harry. That he’s not important enough and can’t offer anything substantial to the people around him UNLIKE THE ROYAL FAMILY.

      Harry’s friendship is worth more than any pathetic made up colonizer honor.

      And so I’m better David didn’t do any such thing- regardless of how thirsty he is – because he / his wife especially – are savvy and work the long game.

      Harry is the future. Anyone can see that. Thags why the RFIRM is so scared.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        Also one needs to be nominated for a knighthood….

        The Daily Fail wants us to believe David Beckham was always turned down after a nomination since 2003, when Harry *checks notes* was 19? Lol, really haha
        King Charles hasn’t had a chance to even approve this year’s list yet…
        The Fail is up to their usual shenanigans to cover up the fact that many think the monarchy is useless and should be abolished.

    • SarahCS says:

      Him taking all that money to help make Qatar look good during the world cup tells you everything you need to know about what he’s willing to do to help himself.

    • Whyforthelove says:

      💯 agree. If he doesn’t push back against this narrative let him be in with the leftovers. This makes him look like a middle school student doing the other kid’s homework so they can sit at the cool table. Not a good look at all

    • Mirjana says:

      That’s right

    • Kathleen Williams says:

      If this is true, Beckham is more unprincipled than I thought. This stinks of William more so than Charles.

  2. Dawning says:

    We know he desperately wants a knighthood. Obviously Harry cannot make that happen. This man will sell his soul for a knighthood.

    • Flowerlake says:

      Okay, but we don’t even know if any of this is true.

      It’s the Daily Fanfic so.

      • Amy Bee says:

        Beckham being desperate for a knighthood is a proven fact. There were leaked emails of him complaining about not getting a knighthood.

      • sunny says:

        Truly this. Trusting the Daily Mail as a source is not smart. And if there is a kernel of truth to it, I would bet that the Beckhams are still friends with them and keeping it under the radar because of TOB and sad gramps. And on top of that, Harry is understanding of that because who better than him knows how petty his family can be?

      • Flowerlake says:

        None of this Prince Harry stuff is a proven fact.

        Surprised to see some people acting as if this is all 100% fact.

        This is the same media who have made up stories about Harry and Meghan all the time.

      • Nicky says:

        I might just be clueless, but I don’t remember seeing “Daily Fanfic” before and I LOVE it. It’s so much better than the Daily Fail. Because that’s literally what it is, fiction written by “fans” of the BRF.

    • Steph says:

      British CBes, can anyone explain why the knighthood would be so important? The docuseries mentioned that he’s a staunch monarchist but never said why. Idris Elba (idk how he feels about the monarchy) has said on multiple occasions that The Prince’s Trust is the reason he’s successful today. I’ve never heard anything like that about Beckham.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        A knighthood is a social status thing in the UK. It means that he can call himself Sir David Beckham if he gets one. That is seen as very important in certain circles and to a certain type of people.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        To someone like David Beckham a Knighthood is THE ultimate ego boost – he has always fancied himself as some sort of football legend like Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Charton etc.. – he wants a Knighthood as he wants to be like them.

        It was proven years ago that he only does charity work etc.. as he wants those royal baubles. Status has always been everything to him.

    • DK says:

      If he’s so desperate for a knighthood, why doesn’t he just give Charles a suitcase (or Harrods bag) full of cash? I heard that was the going rate for access…

      • Jais says:

        That will likely be discussed as they have dinner. The best support is bags of cash. For Charles.

      • Becks1 says:

        I was going to say, they’re having to dinner to discuss what work David can do for either the foundation or the trust*, and I’m sure part of that work involves a very large donation.

        *the article mentions the foundation, but talks about its work with young people, which is more the Trust.

      • jemmy says:

        perhaps he is being recruited to spy on H&M given his connections with the showbiz world

      • windyriver says:

        @Becks1 – re: your last sentence, that’s not quite correct. The Trust is geared towards vulnerable/at risk youth, while the Foundation has educational programs geared towards a broader audience. Charles already had other training/education programs outside the Trust, and 5 or 6 years ago these were combined under the Foundation umbrella and based at Dumfries House. As part of that estate renovation, there was a concerted effort to make Dumfries a significant training center in what was an economically depressed region. The earliest programs were culinary/hospitality, traditional crafts, and textiles (the textile students made the clothes for Charles’ capsule collection). Now they have STEM, horticulture, and other programs.


        You will also probably recall that when Charles set up the Foundation, he appointed Michael Fawcett as its head. We know how that turned out.

    • Concern Fae says:

      What would be the best move would be to get the knighthood and go out to dinner with Harry and Meghan shortly afterwards. Or show up for one of their charity events.

      Also, I’m sure David wants it. But you can’t tell be Victoria isn’t craving becoming Lady Beckham.

  3. While there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that ties with Harry are broken it would be shitty if David did indeed break them just to get a knighthood. In this day and age what does having a knighthood really mean or do for you? I’m not British so to me it a useless thing.

    • Miranda says:

      I don’t get it, either. I guess American awards like the Presidential Medal of Freedom or the Congressional Gold Medal are somewhat equivalent (and similarly ultimately useless), but no one actually campaigns for those. I think it’s the campaigning that makes it seem not just archaic, but gauche as well.

      • Good point about the Presidential Freedom Award I guess that is probably equivalent . You’re right people don’t champaign for them. Hope it’s not true he broke ties but I guess if he wants it that badly he probably would do anything.

      • Becks1 says:

        a knighthood is different because then he becomes Sir David Beckham, and its clear he really wants that.

        No one goes around calling the presidential freedom award honorees anything different.

      • Becks1: so is that all I knighthood brings to you is to be called sir? If thats all it is then why does he have to have it so badly. I guess I don’t understand having it or in Beckhams case it’s a must have at all cost.

      • Becks1 says:

        @SusanCollins I mean I’m not British so I don’t know if there is more to it than that, lol, but as far as my understanding – it means you’re “Sir” and that is a big deal to someone like Beckham apparently. I think there’s a bigger title and its maybe the highest honor a monarch can award – and then he would be Sir David so everyone knows you have that honor.

      • Becks1: ok he gets to be called Sir David. To me this is all malarkey an award to be called Sir David. I mean they seem to do this knighting on a pretty regular basis so there are many out there with this award which is why I wondered why it is so great when there appears to be so many who have it.

    • Mary Pester says:

      @susanCollins, hi Susan, been back in hospital for two horrible weeks but couldn’t wait to get back on today! As for Beckham, he has been screaming for years that he “wants” and “deserves” a knighthood. To him and his wife it’s not just a status symbol it’s another fashion accessory! Personally, if Beckham is willing to turn his back on Harry, who stood by him AFTER his squealing emails were leaked, and veterans, then all Beckham deserves is what will happen when he has outlived his usefulness to the so called president of the FA and his father

      • MoxyLady007 says:

        I can’t imagine DB won’t try to thread the needle.

        Staying Harry’s friend and working with the Princes Trust to help kids get access to soccer and sports.

        Also it’s the DAILY MAIL. They lie with impunity, regularity, shamelessness and joy for the suffering their lies being.

        If they are saying David cut ties …. Odds are he didn’t and he might have turned down going to Singapore and this is the coverup.

      • @Mary Pester. Hello Mary I have missed your posts. Glad you are home and back to posting!!!!! Welcome back🙂🙂🙂.

      • Jaded says:

        Welcome back Mary Pester! I was hoping you’d comment on this. DB and Vicki have been angling for a K (and an L for his wifey) for a long time so IF this has even a smattering of truth my opinion of them has dropped through the floor. That being said the Sussexes have WAYYYY more star power than KFC and Pegs so DB’s in a tricky position of having to play both sides of the pitch so to speak.

      • JustBitchy says:

        Welcome back Mary – sending all good vibes.

      • Steph says:

        @marypester hi! Was thinking about you this morning bc I hadn’t seen a post from you in a while. Glad to see you! Welcome back.

    • Eating Popcorn says:

      Lewis Hamilton is Sir Lewis Hamilton BUT I have never heard him being referred to as SIR LEWIS by any British folks, is it a double standard or more of Hamilton’s natural humility?

      • Shoegirl77 says:

        I think it’s a combination of Hamilton’s natural humility and the obvious. A lot of folks who think these kind of honours are important would naturally have issues with a person of colour having such a title.

      • Innie says:

        Also, when you’re an active sportsman it’s not really done to use your title too much, see also Andy Murray. There are also weird customs for actors – Ben Kingsley is notorious for always insisting on being called Sir, when most of the others don’t usually do so.

    • May says:

      @susan, I think there has been evidence for a good long while now that ties are broken between the Sussexes and Beckham’s. First, from the Beckham camp we learn about the supposed tiff when Meghan thought that Victoria Beckham was leaking things to the press. Then there was the whole wedding kerfuffle of their son and who would be invited – Kate and William or Harry and Meghan? Then it was said that the Sussexes had never been invited to their son’s wedding. During all this leaking of troubles between the Sussexes and Beckhams, the Beckhams never stood up and said, hey we still like and are friends with the Sussexes. So, as far as I’m concerned, this article is believable.

  4. Pinkosaurus says:

    I believe this is true. While I would love for Posh and Becks to realize they are bigger than Royal “honors” from a small petty family, clearly this is something he has wanted for a very long time. If not being seen in photos with Harry gets him there, whatever. He can go back to doing whatever he wants after becoming Sir Beckham or whatever. You don’t see the royals l asking about punishing Sir Elon John by taking back his knighthood, and he has clearly taken Harry’s side between the joint lawsuits and refusing to play KC3’s coronation concert.

    • North of Boston says:

      I sometimes wonder what would happen if people started relinquishing their royal honors, the sirs and dames, and the mbe’s, obe’s, cbe’s.

      From the outside looking in, it seems like having those titles given to you by QEII meant something, there was some weight to them (sometimes literally as Elizabeth was wielding a heavy sword around as she was bestowing some of those honors) even though her reign was problematic it so many ways, she carried history, tradition, symbolism in a way Charles has failed to embody and his moral failures are much more visible.

      I don’t know if that same honor, weight is there now that Charlie’s in the big chair with Camilla at his side. Some have declined the honor from QEII over the years, like Bowie, and Lennon turned back his Beatle era MBE with a personal note over British foreign policy and Michael Sheen sent back his OBE over the disconnect between having it and his views about Britain’s control of Wales.

      And now. what is the purpose of the current British monarchy, what do those awards honor and symbolize, with Charles’ head on the currency?

  5. HeatherC says:

    This makes none of them look good, lol. This makes it sound like if Charles demanded he leave his wife to get a knighthood, Beckham would skip on down the lane to the divorce attorney. And we all know any story with Charles in it never makes Charles look good. Instead it always turns out to be an honest reflection of him: a small, petty man who feels mummy didn’t love him enough and took too long to die.

    • Ihatepeople says:

      While I hate Charles, his mother was awful and didn’t give him enough love and support as a child. He then did the same thing to his sons. I despise his mother for this. He is a terrible person but he is right to hate his mother imo.

      • May says:

        @ihate, while I am not willing to let Charles off the hook for his bad behavior, I absolutely agree that a lot of this stems from Queen Elizabeth’s failures as a mother (and grandmother) and head of the Firm.

  6. Miranda says:

    Groveling for a knighthood by ditching an organization the helps empower wounded veterans is certainly an interesting choice.

  7. Dee(2) says:

    I doubt Harry really cares, William seems to be the one on the you can’t be friends or cordial with the both of us train with any personal relationships they may share. That said it’s been abundantly clear for a long time that he really wants to be Sir David Beckham. I personally don’t understand because why would you want any sort of accolades from people that would make the sort of demands from you about who you can be friends with, but it’s clearly something he really wants and I can’t imagine Harry being like no choose me. He should take a real long look though at what getting that ” titling” really says about him.

  8. MsIam says:

    This article makes Beckham sound like the worst social climber ever. But I guess if it quacks like a duck…..

    • Chrissy says:

      I also think Victoria would looooove to be called Lady Beckham and be able to lord it over those who once referred to her as Posh Spice. (So thirsty with the posing too!)

  9. Carrie says:

    David B is the ultimate suck up. He has lusted after a knighthood since forever. Not for nothing did he queue in line for hours to pay his respects when Lizzie kicked the bucket.
    Ultimately most Brits have their price to gain a gong from the cult. This sadly maintains the class system in the UK.

  10. Amy Bee says:

    Harry went to the Inter Miami game in LA not Miami. I don’t think Beckham was in LA for that game and I don’t think Beckham and Harry are that close. He was invited to the wedding by the Palace not Harry. Beckham has always allowed himself to be used by the Royal Family in the belief that it will one day get him a knighthood and that’s probably why he hasn’t got one, plus the fact that he never won a world cup.

    • Seraphina says:

      I agree with you. And if David ditches Harry and his cause for Chuck and a knighthood, that is not good PR. Maybe he is listening to the BaRF cause this is really bad optics.

      • Amy Bee says:

        Beckham is so desperate for a knighthood he would want the perception that he’s friends with Harry to be eliminated. I suspect these stories about him ditching Harry are planted by his PR. I don’t think he’s friends with Harry but he doesn’t want the press to remain with the belief that they are friends.

      • May says:

        @amybee, 💯💯💯

  11. Em says:

    The Beckhams especially David should be embarrassed that papers are speculating that he’s desperately angling for a knighthood. Brits will work hard, make money and leave the trenches but will still continue to ass kiss aristocrats

  12. s808 says:

    Are there any ties to sever? I don’t know to them to have ever been friends. Anyway everyone predicted that if he was made to choose (i still don’t know what there is to choose cause again, he and H don’t seem to be friends) he’d do whatever it takes to get that MBE or whatever it’s called.

    • Eurydice says:

      I was just going to post this. I don’t think there were any ties ever. After all, Beckham flew from Qatar to be at Will’s Earthshot doo-dah in Boston. Other than doing something with Invictus 10 years ago, when have we seen Beckham support Harry in anything?

  13. Tarte au Citron says:

    And Peg is the President of the Football Association… probably some link there too?

    David will be knighted eventually, I don’t know what’s the rush. It isn’t holding him back professionally.

  14. Beana says:

    So instead of being remembered as a loyal friend, he’s fine with going down in history as a royalist bootlicker. Hope that works out for him.

  15. Danilou32 says:

    I went into the Beckham documentary knowing veery little about Davids actual career. I didn’t know about the World Cup in 1998 and how he was vilified and harassed by the media after. It all reminded me of…Harry and Meghan. I can see the Beckhams having a lot of empathy and sympathy for H&M after what they went through. And I think they could well be very friendly with each other. I think it’s interesting that the DM in particular are trying to make a Beckham vs Sussex storyline happen and I do wonder if its because the media know that there’s a friendship there between both couples and they’re trying to ruin it, for whatever reason (not wanting H&M to have well connected allies, William’s jealousy….both)

    The DM were also trying to make a lot happen last year with Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding and negative stories about David and Victoria. I just feel like the whole thing is something to keep an eye on because there’s an angle there for sure with the media and Royal Family.

    • JEB says:

      Same-watched Beckham doc w/no preconceived ideas or knowledge. One of the first things my husband and I both said after watching how the tabloids/press treated him and Victoria (way before social media took it to another level), was, well-that vindicates what Harry & Meghan went through. Also, doc made no mention of his OBE and he was not shown lining up for the Queen-which could have been included last minute as his bringing Messi to Miami was put in under the deadline. So, imo, I think this is a lot of tabloid pot stirring.

  16. girl_ninja says:

    “you can’t be friends with Harry” situation. It’s just so stupid and small.

    It’s just that isn’t it. Will is stupid, small and ugly.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Tbh, after reading about Will yelling “You can’t have Africa, it is my thing” and whining about Harry’s beard, It is clear that William still operates on toddler logic in his 40s.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      “Beckham is mine!” I can hear Willy saying it.

  17. fabulous says:

    Beckham is desperate for a knighthood previously refused because he had dodgy tax dealings and his emails calling the honors committee “c*nts” were leaked. Doubt it will ever happen.

  18. nutella toast says:


    This August 2023 DM article definitely seems like *someone* is trying to make 1) a feud and split happen 2) Victoria’s clothing line continue to happen (isn’t she supposedly in massive debt?)

  19. SweetPeas says:

    I agree with Amy Bee, I don’t think he was there that night and PH was added to the list with other celebrities who were probably suggested by the other Miami CF owners Jorge Mas, Jose Mas, who are brothers. I’ve never felt the Beckhams were close with H&M . I always felt they tried to cozy up to W&K but were snubbed. Not once did his wife ever give a shout out to Meghan for wearing several of her dresses, when she was a working royal. Meghan made the blue one famous under the umbrella. I’ve always found David to be a clout chaser, he will do whatever he must to keep the money flowing in. And hanging with the RF gives him clout. PH to low on the royal pole to get him what he wants. PW will probably befriend him now thinking he took something from PH.

  20. Becks1 says:

    We don’t even know if there are any significant ties to “sever”, right? Were the Beckhams and Sussexes ever close? I know some said that the Sussexes were invited to the Beckham/Peltz (?) wedding, but was that just speculation or was there evidence for it? And even if they were, does that mean they’re BFFs? No.

    I think David Beckham is always going to choose Charles/William over harry maybe bc he’s such a royalist, or maybe because he really wants that knighthood, or maybe he just likes them more (hard to believe lol.)

    but honestly, I don’t think he’s going to completely cut all ties with Harry and Meghan and refuse to ever be seen with them ever again or refuse to have anything to do with them. H&M are moving in A list circles, as do the Beckhams, and I don’t think the Beckhams are going to go out of their way to cut out the Sussexes in the US.

    But again – this article makes it sound like David and Harry were BFFs and I just don’t think we’ve ever seen anything that supports that.

    • Steph says:

      @becks1 I don’t think anyone likes William enough to like him better than anyone. Not Kate. Not Charles. Not Camilla. Not even Dan Wooton. Has anyone ever, even when he was a child, gone on record with something positive to say about Pegs personality?

      • Christine says:

        Hard agree. There are zero stories about him being kind, especially funny, gregarious, or even a little bit interesting. There is no one singing the praises of this gigantic toddler, except for his own palace and the British media.

        Even the Middletons, at the height of their sucking up, never said anything that made him sound like a remotely good time. It was all about how Carole was soothing his many edges.

  21. Serena says:

    “David Beckham has accepted an invitation from the King to attend a dinner after severing ties with Prince Harry.” this is so incredibly stupid and petty, even 8 years old don’t fight like this. If Chuck or Becks think this is a good look..well, I have news for them.

  22. Cessily says:

    Embarrassing childish behavior by a middle aged man and his geriatric father they truly are now the shame of a nation.

  23. B says:

    David Beckham has been famous and rich for a long time. He has always said that all these royal awards please his mom and he is honored to receive them. The press via hacking even got hold of some of his messages and he expressed frustration that he hadn’t received a knighthood and his frustration was valid. These knighthoods are given to British subjects who represent their country well on the global stage. So many British actors and actress have received knighthoods or become dames and except for Paul McCartney none of them have had David Beckham’s global level of fame or influence. He has done so much for Brand Britain and I believe its due to petty jealousy and spite that he hasn’t received a knighthood. At his height he was far more famous and beloved than the BRF.

    Long before Meghan came on the scene the press were obsessed with tearing down Victoria Beckham and to a certain extent David but most of it was focused on Victoria. I remember when they lived in the USA and Victoria was asked about the major differences and she said the optimism, the acceptance that she as a woman worked and the kindness. In the UK the pressed dubbed Victoria “Queen of the WAGs” and they endlessly mocked, harassed and lied about her. There obsession with the Beckhams continues to this day with their incessant need to pit them against the Sussexes.

    Members of the UK press have shown themselves to be envious, classist, greedy, jealous, petty and predatory. They have used their positions to attack famous and attractive public figures they were jealous of, have used the threat of constant negative press to gain press access and in general have behaved as if they were above the law. This is just another cobbled together article full of pettiness, jealousy, and thwarted ambition and says more about the author’s state of mind than the figures involved.

    • Jais says:

      So, these knighthoods seem silly to me. That said, David Beckham is a well-known soccer star on the word stage and represents Britain. There doesn’t seem to be any good reason for him not to have a knighthood except for petty reasons.

      • lanne says:

        There have been royal scandals involving cash for titles and knighthoods (that’s as old as the UK, after all). A wealthy person who wants an honorific or title can basically buy it. If sucking up to the royals is the game the Beckhams have to play, so be it. I don’t believe there’s a friendship to be compromised with Harry. I think the ratchets are using Beckham as a way to grasp at a connection to Harry by any means necessary. The royal ratchets are just making the royals look petty–like a pair of middle school girls spreading rumors about their rivals.

        The Beckhams have nothing to “take away” from the Sussexes. If being “Team Royal” means “Anti-Sussex” that’s a problem for the royals, not Harry and Meghan.

        Once again, the royals show they have no idea how to function as adults. They are a bunch of middle aged and geriatric toddlers.

  24. DARK says:

    Not sure why the knighthood is so important for him but I think the english class system is hard to understand if you don’t live there. I could imagine that it’s something you want because it would have made your grandparents or parents really proud since it was something so out of reach for them. It did look like his dad was hard to please growing uo so maybe it’s just the leftovers of childhood trauma.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      That’s what I’m thinking. He was born a working-class kid in London and he wants approval from Britain’s upper class.

    • kelleybelle says:

      I didn’t realize ball players even got knighthoods.

  25. Mamasan says:

    Rich people involving themselves in things that have nothing to do with them.🙄

  26. JMoney says:

    While the DM is known to spew lies I do think there’s truth to this story.

    There have been stories that after H&M left that Victoria had severed ties with Meghan without proof and now this. It tracks that they would let the same press the royals use to let it be known they are not “friends”. To be clear, I don’t think they were close friends more acquaintances.

    That said, bc of the effed up way the honours/peerage system works ppl do have to kiss up to the royals. Yes there are many that reject it but just as many who happily accept it.
    Pat McGrath became a dame and many more will happily accept it bc of that status it carries within the UK. Becks is not unusual in this regard.

  27. Lau says:

    I’m sorry but I’m pretty sure Beckham’s tacky campaign to get his knighthood was underway way before Harry married Meghan. It’s not a valid excuse for the Windsors to say it’s the Sussexes’ fault that he hasn’t got one by now. I think he was too pushy about it and the Windsors are extremely petty and like to see him do everything to get that knighthood.

  28. tatannelise says:

    I wish we had national healthcare and all, but this petty ridiculousness makes me more proud to be American.

  29. Beverley says:

    Beckham is a small, spineless man. Weak and without character.
    Harry is better off without him.

  30. Sass says:

    It’s always interesting to me to see this sort of thing play out. I was verbally attacked by another pta mom in front of other parents who were allegedly my friends, teachers, and my own children. Called a bad mom etc. all because I was the elementary school talent show director and I had mentioned to this woman who was supposed to be helping me that we needed to fix something for the show which was the following day. After she literally yanked and dragged her boys down the hall screaming insults at me, I broke down crying with a baby in my arms and not one fucking person made a move to comfort me. The next day, day of show, this woman ran her mouth to anyone who would listen. A lot of them listened. When I finally spoke up weeks later (because I didn’t want to ruin the show for the kids), suddenly everyone who claimed to support me showed their true loyalty…themselves. They knew I was the “wrong” person to back although I was the one who had been attacked. Because I had no power. They all wanted to get or keep their pta board positions (being on the pta is enough to get you elected to city council around here – the former pta president of ours is running for mayor after not having done anything except that and she’s probably going to win), and I had already resigned mine as it was our family’s last year at the school. The message was clear: they were only interested in being my “friend” as long as it benefitted them. This shit happens in all socioeconomic circles. It is sickening. If true, David Beckham is just a bored suburban housewife with a desperate hunger for whatever bit of power he can get. Pathetic.

    • kelleybelle says:

      And money, lots and lots of money. Let him hitch his wagon to the wrong horse. Good luck to him. Not.

      • Sass says:

        @kelleybelle, just goes to show that people don’t care about doing the right thing, only what can get them ahead, even if they’re already loaded and world famous.

    • antipodean says:

      @Sass, I was so sorry to read how badly you were treated by small minded people who seem to enjoy being cruel to others. You should have been lauded for doing a selfless event to encourage small children in the theatrical arts. Instead it sounds like you were the target of a vitriolic attack, just to assuage others who felt slighted. I hope you held your head high and did not let their pettiness overwhelm you. It sounds like you did…well done you! I am a fan of the saying “Some people will never like you, your spirit irritates their demons”. Keep your flag flying, and don’t let the buggers get you down.

  31. B says:

    There is a lot of negativity being aimed at the Beckhams and I just want to point out that the reason most people view them in a certain way is because how the UK press has painted them for DECADES. Think about what they did to Meghan’s image and the greedy, ruthless, social climbing character persona they tried to place on her. Both Victoria and David have worked hard and accumulated wealth and fame and this has been enough for the UK press to attack them for decades.

    Victoria has spoken publicly about Meghan. She was kind and supportive and Meghan wore several show stopping dresses during her goodbye tour and one of them was was a VB dress. David Beckham and Prince Harry have known each other for decades and the Beckhams were invited to the Sussexes wedding. There is no evidence in this article that there has been a falling out. But there was a Byline article that came out last week that said the royal family authorized a “assault on the Sussexes and there circle of friends”. This article is clearly a fever dream that’s intended to make the Beckhams and the Sussexes look bad.

    This story combines so many of the press favorite fetishes. Bashing the Beckhams, bashing the Sussexes, doing the bidding of the royal family and pretending like they have any inside knowledge about people who detest them. Additionally this is clearly false because its the latest iteration. One minute the Beckhams have been “markled” and cut off by the Sussexes then next minute the Beckhams have cut off the Sussexes.

    The UK press is stupid and transparent.

    • Sandii says:

      Yes…. It Is hard to believe how many people on THIS site suddenly believe the spin from the Daily Fail.

    • Jais says:

      Yeah, like I said, I don’t get the desire for these things and don’t doubt that he genuinely wants it, thirsty as it may be. Big deal. But there’s just always been a negative way the beckhams have been covered and chronicling how David is jumping through hoops just feels like more of the same. As a representative of England, if that’s the criteria, he is just as deserving as anyone who has ever gotten one. It’s about who deserves what and how they’re treated by the press and the class system in the uk and it’s all pretty gross.

  32. Giddy says:

    I freely admit that I’m shallow. But, in that picture of DB and Pegs, Peg-boy still had some hair! Some bald men still have sex appeal and are handsome, but not him. Egg-shaped skull and giant beaver teeth are a bad combo.

  33. AC says:

    It’s funny that they desperately want to attach themselves to A-listers when they had 2 in the family but kicked them both out because of their pathetic jealousies.
    Agree the Beckhams have been targeted by the BM hate campaign for years – just because they were both working class and became successful with their careers that rose them to the top. Their family is still solid and in-tact even after David’s scandal(that the press also tried to destroy).

  34. tamsin says:

    I’m too lazy to make this up, but isn’t the cape dress that Meghan wore to the funeral a VB design? There’s also the tidbit that the Sussexes were invited to the the Beckham son’s wedding. This whole notion of having to choose makes the Windsors look so petty, which they are, of course. And it is curious why Beckham hasn’t received a knighthood. The image of David stopping on his way to the chapel for Harry and Meghan’s wedding to do a selfie with a young fan sticks in my mind.

    Has Beckham done anything with Invictus Games since the first one in London? I think it’s natural for B to work with Wm because football was always his patronage and Invictus doesn’t really seem like a good fit.

  35. Eurydice says:

    That was Stella McCartney, a black version of the navy cape dress she wore a few years earlier. But she’s worn VB several times before – I think a couple of her pregnancy outfits, and the iconic turquoise dress in the rain, several separates and a couple of coats. I remember she said a long time ago the her body type wasn’t right for most of VB’s designs.

  36. Amz says:

    I am pretty sure the reason David B hasn’t been given a knighthood is because he used tax avoidance products historically and was found guilty of it by hmrc. As a rule if you have evaded tax you don’t get a honour because it is seen to be validating undesirable tax activities.

  37. Kt says:

    While it’s true that Beckham wants a Knighthood (which is purely a prestige-and-public-affection thing) this story is arrant nonsense.

    It’s a subcommittee of the government who decide on honours, not the monarch themselves. The Royals give ‘em out, but there’s a very tiny number of honours that are actually personally chosen by them.

    Hence all the political scandals, cash-for-honours, etc.

  38. AnneL says:

    I would think Beckham has earned a knighthood. If Paul McCartney has one, why shouldn’t he?

    Then again….why does he need one? I guess I can understand wanting one on some level. But he’s so successful. He’s admired world-wide, he has money, fame, respect, a family he loves. Why should three letters in front of his name make such a difference?

  39. Olivia says:

    I am not going to detail why Beckham being lauded as some measure of excellence as a human being is Wrong. He was a great footballer and business person (with his wife), but a human? No. My child runs in the same school cycles as his. Everything you hear is true.

    I am though going to laugh at the fact that the newspapers are bombastically publishing things like this in some weird power play by Charlie, yet somehow he is stoic, father-in-waiting for his son, forgiving and loving *roll eyes*. This is so many piles of BS not even Hercules could not clear it out.