King Charles Meets With David Beckham To Discuss Huge Role

Soccer legend David Beckham shared beekeeping tips with King Charles during their meeting just before Beckham was appointed ambassador for The King’s Foundation.

During his visit to Highgrove Gardens in the Cotswolds, England, Beckham encountered King Charles and also engaged with students from the King’s Foundation, who were honing skills like woodworking and embroidery in the specialized workshops there.

“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,” Beckham noted in a press release issued by the foundation.

Previously, Beckham has openly expressed his interest in beekeeping, notably in the 2023 Netflix documentary series “Beckham,” which opens with him collecting honey into an old jam jar.

Through his role with The King’s Foundation, Beckham aims to enhance the visibility and understanding of the charity’s objectives.

Originally named The Prince’s Foundation, The King’s Foundation was established in 2018 when several of Charles’ charitable initiatives were consolidated into a single organization.

According to its website, the foundation “offers comprehensive solutions to today’s global challenges” and conducts educational and training programs in diverse fields including traditional arts, architecture, design, science, engineering, horticulture, wellbeing, and hospitality.

The charity was implicated in a cash-for-honors scandal following accusations that Charles’ then-chief executive, Michael Fawcett, had facilitated an honorary CBE title for Saudi businessman Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz.

At that time, a spokesperson for Charles stated that “the Prince of Wales was completely unaware of any alleged exchange of honors or British citizenship for donations to his charities.”

Last year, the Metropolitan Police of London concluded their investigation into the matter, deciding against further action.