On Thursday 18 May, during an event organised by the British Fashion Council, David Beckham had the honour of meeting Charles III. On this occasion, the former footballer gave the monarch a surprising present.
A nice touch… On Thursday 18 May, a few days after the coronation of Charles III, David Beckham had the honour to meet the monarch. The two men met on the sidelines of the 6th Queen Elizabeth II Design Award, an event organised by the British Fashion Council. The award recognises the commitment of the British fashion industry. This year, the designer Foday Dumbuya was honoured.
Minutes before his triumph, the former Manchester United midfielder gave Charles III a surprising gift. The Express UK reveals that the ex-footballer gave him a jar of his own brand of honey, DBee’z Sticky Stuff. Amused, David Beckham joked: “We’ll have to do a swap.” Judging by the smile on his face, it would appear that the king, who produces honey in his garden at Highgrove House, was pleased with the gift. The precious nectar is sold on the Internet for 10 pounds.
A sensitive context
Particularly concerned by environmental issues, Charles III, still Prince of Wales, had often emphasised the importance of bees, which are necessary for pollination. In particular, he had encouraged children to develop various projects, such as the creation of areas favourable to honey flies.
This meeting between Charles III and David Beckham takes place in a delicate context. The British press accused Victoria Beckham’s husband of “begging for a knighthood”. For the time being, he is an officer of the Order of the British Empire, a title he received from Elizabeth II in 2003. So, will this interview with Charles III weigh in the balance?
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