David Beckham accepts royal role after bonding with King Charles over beekeeping


David Beckham in his Cotswolds garden surrounded by bee hives
David Beckham in his Cotswolds garden surrounded by bee hives
David Beckham has been announced as a new ambassador for a charity founded by King Charles.

Beckham takes on the role for the King’s Foundation, a charity created to realise the king’s “vision of creating communities for a more sustainable world”.

The soccer star recently met with His Majesty at Highgrove Gardens, to learn more about the foundation and its education programmes that take place at specialist workshops on site.

Beckham revealed that during the visit he traded tips on beekeeping with the king – a hobby they are both passionate about.


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The athlete also met with King’s Foundation students participating in woodworking courses at the Snowdon School of Furniture, and embroidery students enrolled on the Métiers d’art Embroidery Fellowship delivered in partnership with CHANEL and Le19M.

“I’m excited to be working with The King’s Foundation and to have the opportunity to help raise awareness of the charity’s work,” Beckham said.

“I’ve always been keen to help young people to expand their horizons and I’m particularly looking forward to supporting the Foundation’s education programmes and its efforts to ensure young people have greater access to nature.

“Having developed a love for the countryside I’m also on a personal mission to learn more about rural skills which is so central to the Foundation’s work.

“It was inspiring to hear from The King about the work of His Majesty’s Foundation during my recent visit to Highgrove Gardens – and compare beekeeping tips!”


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