David Beckham is joining Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their royal tour

Wait, what?

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Wait, what?

Meghan Markle has had a trying time in the run and up and since becoming a Duchess, with the Markle side of her family causing her more drama than most royals will endure in a lifetime.

From her father Thomas Markle’s repeated involvement with the press to multiple estranged relatives from Tyler Dooley to Samantha Grant cashing in on her title, and using it to pursue careers in reality TV, Meghan has had a rough time of it, and it’s safe to say that the Duchess of Sussex deserves a holiday, something thankfully she seems to have got recently.

But not just any holiday - a star-studded holiday.

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Italian magazine Chi revealed this week that the newlyweds had a mini holiday in Italy this year, reportedly staying at George and Amal Clooney’s Lake Como villa for three nights.

But while that holiday gave us serious FOMO, it was the latest detail of their upcoming tour that made us the most excited.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are setting off on their first official longterm tour as Duke and Duchess of Sussex next month, with the couple set to visit Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga.

But the latest detail of their upcoming tour? David Beckham is coming along.


Yes, really. David Beckham will be joining the Duke and Duchess for the Australian leg of their tour, after signing up this week as an ambassador of the Invictus Games, due to take place while the couple are in the land down under.

David Beckham explained that he was ‘incredibly proud’ to take up the role, and we’re sure Harry and Meghan will be thrilled to spend some time with their friend too, with the Beckhams attending Harry and Meghan’s wedding earlier this year.

We can’t wait for the pictures!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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