David Beckham is set to receive a knighthood for his contribution to football and services to charity over the past two decades, it has been claimed.
A report in the Sun on Sunday (£) also alleges Prince William, who has forged a friendship with Beckham, is in line to carry out the ceremony.
During an illustrious playing career, Beckham won 115 caps for England, 58 of which he captained, and won league titles in four different countries.
As well as his footballing exploits, the 38-year-old has been extensively involved in charity work and was an ambassador for Britain in the build-up to the 2012 Olympic Games.
Before retiring earlier this year, the midfielder donated his entire £3.5million pay packet from Paris Saint-Germain to a children’s charity in the French capital.
It is reported the former footballer’s finances will now be checked through by HMRC as a formality before any knighthood is awarded.
A source told the Sun on Sunday: ‘HM Revenue and Customs look at the higher honours – specifically at the high earners like sports people – to see if there is anything they want to double check.’
If the reports of a knighthood are true, it will mean the former England captain will receive the title of Sir David, while wife Posh will become Lady Victoria.
The reports emerged after Beckham was spotted at Twickenham yesterday with sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz to watch the England rugby team defeat Argentina 31-12.
source: metro UK