DM: King Charles wants David Beckham to be part of The Prince’s Foundation rebrand?

Here are some photos of David Beckham at Monday evening’s Ballon D’Or ceremony in Paris. Leo Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Novak Djokovic were all there as well. Over the weekend, the Sun reported exclusively that David had cut his ties with Prince Harry, which is now enabling him to cozy up to King Charles. While David’s knighthood aspirations are no secret, there’s truly no evidence that he’s cut off his friendship with Harry. An insider told the Sun: “It’s an open secret that David wants a knighthood one day and many people have questioned why he isn’t a Sir after all he’s done — and linking up with the King rather than Harry would certainly help.” As I said before, William is the one obsessed with making everyone “choose sides” and William has been telegraphing his childishness for years now. But what about this stupid meeting with King Charles? Well, even the Daily Mail is basically saying that the king needs Beckham more than Beckham needs the king.

It seems that King Charles would like to sit down to eat with David Beckham. A date for dinner is in the diary. And it’s just a few weeks since another well-known dining partner, actress Sienna Miller, was whisked up to Scotland to meet the King at Dumfries House, the cultural centre run by his charity, The Prince’s Foundation. A case of an anxious monarch snuggling up to the celebs? Easy enough to sneer but there’s actually a bit more to this than a star-struck monarch or an appetite for easy headlines.

As the longest-serving Prince of Wales in history, Charles III knows only too well that stardust works, particularly when mixed with royalty. This is precisely the magic combination that helped propel the Prince’s Trust to worldwide fame. Today, he is drawing on the tried-and-tested formula once again.

Where Beckham and the King will meet is yet to be decided but it’s a coming together which could certainly benefit the former England football captain, who has made no secret of his desire for a Knighthood. For Charles, the upside is greater still. Beckham’s iconic celebrity status could help transform the fortunes of a charity to which the King remains deeply attached.

Because Charles is not just attempting to help the Foundation, which has been a big part of his life’s work – and has unquestionably done huge good – he wants to completely re-brand it. If the trustees have their way, it will soon become the King’s Foundation. (This is not quite a done deal: the ‘King’s Foundation’ name currently belongs to another, smaller charity. Aides are in the process of attempting to persuade the small group to hand over the copyright. The discussion is said to be ‘amicable’.) Why go to the trouble when the current name, The Prince’s Foundation, already packs a global punch?

[From The Daily Mail]

I’ve heard that The Prince’s Trust will not be renamed – Charles has already largely handed off the daily operations – but this is the first I’m hearing about a rebrand for The Prince’s Foundation. They’re two different entities, and it’s the foundation which has been mired in controversy for years. Charles accepting bags of cash in exchange for knighthoods and honors, all kinds of shady sh-t. So the assumption is that David Beckham has been invited to have some kind of position with the newly rebranded foundation, huh? No wonder they’re trying to make this story about Harry – that’s a lot sexier than “David Beckham and King Charles collude to hide cash from the Middle East.”

Photos courtesy of Backgrid and Jonathan Brady / Avalon

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  1. Eurydice says:

    Hmmm, I wonder if Beckham will have to fork over some cash in exchange for this “honor.”

  2. Brit says:

    Why does this feel like William and Charles are fighting over David Beckham? David is just trying to get a knighthood at this point and he doesn’t care who gives it to him, lol.

  3. Lau says:

    Beckham is an ambassador for Quatar, surely Charles wants some of that money.

  4. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    So, they’re admitting that “honors” can be “bought”?

  5. Amy Bee says:

    According to the British press, Charles cozying up to celebrities is ok for him but Meghan and Harry being friends with celebrities is tacky and low-grade.

  6. Brassy Rebel says:

    I don’t know about any of this. But David Beckham is so 🔥🥵! And I’m old enough to be his mum. Lucky for Victoria!

    (I don’t even care that he sucks up to the royals. Nor do I mind the tattoos which I usually do.)

  7. Becks1 says:

    Maybe charles wants Beckham to be his middle man for middle east money??

  8. Jais says:

    The combo of stardust and royalty is literally Meghan and Harry.

    • Mary Pester says:

      @Jais, yep, just see that MASSIVE strand of hypocrisy that runs right through the “left behind Royals” and their tame paps! Becks would do ANYTHING to get his knighthood, and I think Charlie knows it, neither are men of strong principles (or proper tax payers) neither have been faithful, and both love taking dodgy money. So yes, well matched, and Harry is worth more than both of them. Stand by for keen to start wearing brand Beckham

  9. Bordelais says:

    I can’t get past how obvious his hair transplant looks. For someone with his money, I expected it to look more natural, but particularly around the temples the hair growth looks so unnatural (to me) and my eyes don’t even make it to his face, they’re stuck at his hairline!

  10. Sunny O says:

    I can’t help but see an unnatural look to David Beckham’s face.

    Botox? Surgery? Both?

    Could just be aging I suppose.

    • Missjo says:

      There’s a decent amount of both botox and fillers
      I watched his documentary on Netflix and his face basically doesn’t move, he keeps the facial hair these days to lessen the look

    • Unblinkered says:

      I’d say Botox to the forehead and dark brown hair dye including on his eyebrows (assume in late 40s he’s greying now). However, he gets away with it and still looks good.