London: Prince William has invited David and Victoria Beckham to his wedding to Kate Middleton, it has emerged.
William’s friendship with Beckham began when the two teamed up to lead England’s bid to host football’s 2018 World Cup.
The former England skipper and his wife Victoria were among the first to congratulate the royal couple on their engagement last week.
“David texted Wills as soon as he heard, and Wills told him an invite was on its way. David and Victoria were both thrilled and can’t wait,” the Mirror quoted a Royal source as saying.
David, 35, and style icon Victoria, 36, will join a select number of A-list celebrities, including Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney, for the ceremony at Westminster Abbey on April 29 next year.
“They’re thinking carefully about which charities to invite, but they have pretty much decided on the friends they want there. Because they do mix with celebs, there will be quite a few there. It’s the hottest ticket in town. There won’t be many saying ‘sorry, we’re busy that day’.
“The Beckhams sent a card and some flowers, and Victoria is already thinking about dresses,” he said.
The friendship between the princes and the Beckhams dates back to 1998, when Prince Charles invited Victoria and the Spice Girls to his Highgrove estate in Gloucestershire for tea as a treat for 13-year-old Prince Harry.