What unexpected homemade gift did David Beckham give King Charles?
King Charles was very enthusiastic to receive Beckham’s present as the pair chatted about beekeeping.
David Beckham has gifted King Charles a jar of homemade honey.
Beckham keeps his own bees in a live hive at his home in the Cotswolds, where he lives with his wife, Spice Girl alum Victoria Bechkam, and their children.
While at the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design ceremony, which was hosted Thursday at 180 Studios in London by the British Fashion Council, the legendary athlete found an opportunity to hand over to the monarch his unique and unexpected gift.
King Charles was delighted, and the two even had an animated chat about Beckham’s bees.
Beckham is a huge royalist
Beckham is a self-proclaimed “huge royalist”, and he spoke about the royal family in an interview with Hello! Magazine.
“Obviously it’s been a big few weeks for His Majesty and the family but we are all very excited about being here today,” Beckham said. “It will be a pleasure to meet our King today. I have always been a huge royalist and I was brought up to love the Royal Family.”
When asked why he was at a design event, Beckham revealed he secretly loves fashion.
“Fashion secretly has been a part of my life for many years – even when I was a young boy I always liked to dress in things that were different and different hair styles as you’ve seen over the years,” Beckham revealed.
Paying tribute to the queen
When Queen Elizabeth II sadly died in September 2022, Beckham waited in line with the masses to pay his respects to the late monarch.
“Anytime throughout my career I’ve been asked to do anything regarding the royal family, Her Majesty, the princes, our King now, I have always been very willing to do that,” Beckham said after he had paid his respects.
“I grew up in a family that were royalists. Today I think back to my grandparents because if my grandparents were alive they would have been here, so it’s nice to be here to celebrate with everybody the life of Her Majesty and her legacy that she leaves,” he concluded.