Now, new reports are suggesting David Beckham is preparing to be knighted.
The 38-year-old has been put forward on the Queen’s New Year's Honours List to receive one of Britain's highest honours, and while the final seal of approval will be given later this month, David is expected to be a shoe-in for knighthood.
If he is approved, David will become Sir David Beckham, while his wife will earn the title Lady Victoria.
Prince William will likely carry out the ceremony, having undertaken his first official investiture ceremony when he awarded Andy Murray an Order of the British Empire last month.
The good news is no doubt bittersweet for the former English captain, who lost his beloved maternal grandmother Peggy over the weekend at the age of 85.
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