David Beckham accused of ‘begging for knighthood’ after sharing King Charles tribute

Patriotic former England footballer was slammed by fans who thought he had an ulterior motive behind touching post dedicated to King Charles III.

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 20: David Beckham is seen outside Dior, during the Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Fall Winter 2023 2024 : Day Four on January 20, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)
David Beckham was accused of trying to improve his chances of a knighthood. (Getty Images)

David Beckham came under fire from fans when accused him of “begging for a knighthood” after he posted a heartfelt tribute to King Charles III to mark his coronation.

The patriotic former England player took to Instagram to share his passion for the historical event by posting a string of images of the King alongside a thoughtful caption.

Beckham, 48, wrote: "Today our country comes together to celebrate the coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla @theroyalfamily."

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However, despite his good intentions with the post some followers of the star accused him of having an ulterior motive in sharing the post.

Taking to the comments section followers accused him of “begging” to receive a knighthood after he was previously omitted from the New Years Honours list in 2022.

One scathing fan wrote: "Charles just give the man A knighthood at this point he's begging."

A second added: "You’re not getting an MBE. Give it up."

A third quipped: "B*** licking your way to a knighthood, one cringing post at a time."

A fourth social media user ranted: "The whole country is NOT coming together. Do you live in such a “yes man” world that you’re completely unaware of the state of England & the op ions of its population??”

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It wasn’t just Beckham that came under fire with his wife Victoria Beckham also receiving criticism for her own post.

The 49 year old fashion designer shared images of the Spice Girls meeting with King Charles in the past.

She wrote: "From then to now! I have so many fond memories of meeting His Majesty throughout my career, and he is always so supportive and kind.

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"Today is a truly historic day and I’m incredibly humbled to celebrate King Charles III and Queen Camilla as they embark on their new roles. VB."

One fan cheekily remarked: "David's still not getting a knighthood."

Another quipped: "Imagine Charles gave Victoria one, David would flip."