David Beckham is set to be given a knighthood in the New Year's Honors List.
The retired soccer and showbiz icon will become a "Sir" with final approval reportedly due later this month.
According to reports in The Sun on Sunday newspaper, his $260 million finances are being assessed - as is the norm before any knighthood. "HM Revenue and Customs look at the higher honors - specially at high earners like sports people - to see if there is anything they want to double check," a source said.
It is expected Britain's Prince William will perform the annual ceremony, which would be attended by David's wife Victoria, their daughter Harper, two, and their sons Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 12, and eight-year-old Cruz.
It is said the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player's name was put forward after he ended his 20-year-old career earlier this year after he won the French soccer league with Paris Saint-Germain. However, his role as an ambassador for Britain and excessive charity work - along with the part he played in bringing the Olympics to London last summer - will also be honored.
David and Victoria Beckham could be planning to move back to the US.
The star couple - who together have a daughter Harper, two, and sons Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 11, and eight-year-old Cruz - have apparently enjoyed their recent six-week holiday in Los Angeles so much they may be contemplating moving abroad. The family moved back to the UK when David retired from soccer earlier this year, but they have had little luck trying to find a property to buy in London and could be tempted to leave their beloved Britain to explore other options. However, the former Manchester United star is looking increasingly likely to be involved in a new soccer franchise in Miami, and his and Victoria's careers could lead their family back to the States.
David Beckham is in talks about making an instant return to playing soccer - in India.
The 38-year-old star - who announced his retirement from the sport last month - has been approached about joining a new franchise-based league of eight teams, which would run from January 14 to March 13, and experts believe he could earn $1.5 million for two months' work.
"Basically Becks can charge whatever he wants. What he would do for the league in terms of international interest and publicity is priceless," a source said.
The former England captain has been approached about playing in the Indian super league - a soccer version of the IPL cricket league - alongside his former England teammate Michael Owen and Spanish star Raul.
Since hanging up his boots last month following the end of the season with French champions Paris Saint Germain, David has been linked to a number of new careers, with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein tipping the soccer star to be a hit in Hollywood.
Victoria Beckham cried as David Beckham played his last ever professional football match.
There was no sign of the fashion designer's usual poker face as she choked back sobs watching her husband play his last game for French team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Saturday. The sports star - who announced his retirement on Thursday - was also cheered on by the couple's children, Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, Cruz, eight, and 21-month-old daughter Harper, as he battled it out against Brest football club.
Victoria's emotional outburst came after David was mobbed by his teammates and left the pitch in floods of tears when he was substituted in the 81st minute.
The 38-year-old star bowed out of an illustrious career to chants of, "Merci, David," from fans in the stadium, who included former President Nicolas Sarkozy. "It's been very special to finish my career here. It could not have been any more special. I just feel that it's the right time [to retire]. I feel that I've achieved everything that I could in my career. I wanted to go out as a champion. I've finished my career in a team that has treated me like I've been here for 10 years. After 22 years of playing football I'm going to take a few months to enjoy time with my family," David said after the victorious game.
David Beckham has announced he is retiring from professional soccer. The sports superstar has decided to call time on his playing career at the age of 38, just days after helping his current club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) win the Ligue 1 title in France for the first time in 19 years.
David was offered a one-year contract extension by the French team, but he has stated he will hang up his boots after they play their final game of the season on May 26. "I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level," he said in a statement.
David will now rejoin his wife Victoria Beckham and their four children, Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, Cruz, eight, and 21-month-old daughter Harper, in London with the family expected to find a permanent home following their relocation to the UK after leaving Los Angeles.
David and Victoria Beckham have enrolled their children in an English school.
The couple are now househunting in London after finding a $24,000-a-year establishment in the UK capital for sons Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, and Cruz, seven, and will make the move from Los Angeles in the summer. David and Victoria are also believed to have found a nursery suitable for their 17-month-old daughter Harper.
"For David and Victoria, the children come first. They have spent months researching schools and after visiting a few earlier this month, have found one they agree on. It's an independent school and will not be fazed by having celebrity children on its books. Both David and Victoria's families are all delighted too as a return to London means they will see so much more of the children," a source close to the couple told the Daily Mirror.
David Beckham is "close to" buying a US soccer team.
The sportsman recently quit Los Angeles Galaxy to focus on "one last challenge" and is thought to be planning to play in Europe but leaving the club doesn't mean he is completely bowing out of the game in America.
Speaking to Ryan Seacrest on Kiis FM, he said, "Yes. That will obviously comes into play now. It only came into play once I finished playing here. I'm excited about that. My commitment when I came here six years ago was to take this league to another level, and my commitment stays the same. I might not be playing here but I will become a owner of a franchise and it's something that I'm excited about. We're close to a decision on that, but I can't say it right now. I'm close to a decision on that!"
Announcing the end of his contract with LA Galaxy recently, David spoke about his ownership ambitions.
David Beckham is planning to leave America. The soccer star will reportedly be relocating with his wife Victoria and their children - Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, seven-year-old Cruz, and 16-month-old daughter Harper - very shortly, putting an end to his six-year career with his Los Angeles Galaxy team to focus on "one last challenge."
"I've had an incredibly special time playing for the L.A. Galaxy. However, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career. I don't see this as the end of my relationship with the league, as my ambition is to be part of the ownership structure in the future," he said in a statement.
Speculation is rife that the 37-year-old star's next move could be Australia, Paris, France, or even his native London, where former Spice Girls star Victoria could expand her fashion empire.
David and Victoria Beckham will renew their wedding vows next month.
The couple - who have children Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, nine, Cruz, seven, and 11-month-old Harper - are said to be planning a special ceremony to take place on their 13th anniversary, July 4, and have invited family and friends to join them at their summer residence for the celebration.
"Last time they renewed their vows Cruz was still a baby and David pretty much did everything. But this time Victoria is planning a lavish vow-renewal at their usual rented summer Malibu pad around 4 July. She's been telling all their families and close showbiz friends in LA, including Eva Longoria, who is Harper's godmother and Kate Beckinsale, to keep the weekend free. She wants to make it extra-special for David. She's so excited," a source said.
Victoria has planned events over the entire Independence Day weekend in order to celebrate their 13-year union.
David Beckham would love to bring his family back to live in England soon.
The father of four children - Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper - with Victoria Beckham, revealed that he and his fashion designer wife are always tempted to uproot from their Los Angeles base and return to the United Kingdom.
"At the end of the day, I always miss London - just having pie and mash with my Mum or Dad and visiting my Nan," he said.
However he admitted that the schooling of his kids - who are being educated in a California facility - is their current priority right now. The LA Galaxy player has been traveling the world recently, collecting the London Olympic flame in Greece and helping Princess Anne deliver it to Cornwall for the start of the torch relay.
"Whether I continue to play or I don't ... at the moment I have no plans on finishing at the end of this season. I want to play for as long as possible and then we'll see," he said, speaking about his career.
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