Charming Bonds and Royal Spice: The Beckham, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Connection Before the Storm

Published 10/08/2023, 6:04 AM EDT

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The world’s two most famous couples – one royal, the other a football legend – naturally forged a close friendship. The Beckhams shared a deep bond with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, stemming from David Beckham’s strong ties with the royal family. As a self-proclaimed royalist, Beckham’s interactions with the royal family were nothing out of the ordinary. The once-deep connection, which ultimately soured, spanned an entire decade.

The friendship that initially sparked at the FA reception eventually turned bitter, but not for the better. However, numerous events bore witness to their profound connection. Let us delve into those moments.

Beckhams, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle- deep bonds, severe ties

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The bromance kicked off in 2010 between Beckham and the Duke of Sussex, and it deepened as they celebrated Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding or partied together at the Arts Club. Their well-established bond dates back quite a while. During Victoria Beckham’s pop star days as Posh Spice, she met Prince Harry, who was just 13 at the time, backstage at the Spice Girls’ concert in Johannesburg in 1997. Additionally, Markle had been spotted wearing Victoria Beckham’s designs. Notably, this also extended to the Christmas Day church service in Windsor in 2018.

According to Hello!, Victoria Beckham was initially expected to design the wedding dress for the Duchess of Sussex. However, the deal eventually went to Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy. Meanwhile, David Beckham was actively involved in supporting the charity initiatives led by Prince Harry. In 2018, he even accompanied his son Romeo to the Invictus Games tournament in Sydney. More so, Beckham held the distinguished position of ambassador for Invictus Games taking place in the same year.

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These bonds ran deep, but sadly, they could not weather the storm, and the once-thriving friendship soured. But what caused the rift?

The tale of a soured royal friendship

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The Beckhams initially welcomed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle into their circle, with Victoria Beckham even offering the former Suits actress guidance on London stylists. However, tensions arose when news of Victoria Beckham’s assistance to Meghan Markle became public, leading to a heated phone call between the Duke and David Beckham.

Suspicions of leaks within their inner circle prompted Markle to believe Victoria Beckham was involved, escalating tensions further. Despite these issues, the couples reconciled for a time, even attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Still, strains continued, with Markle occasionally wearing Victoria Beckham’s designs. Notably, when Brooklyn Beckham married Nicola Peltz, the royal couple was conspicuously absent.

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The friendship did run deep. Do you know of any other famous encounters? Let us know about them in the comments below.

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Riva Khan

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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