No knighthood for David Beckham; Posh immediately cancels new coat of arms design



by Emmeline Saunders |
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So the powers that be have clearly had some sort of funny turn, because David Beckham has once again been missed off the New Year honours list for 2014.

The footballing pants-wearer and dad of four was apparently chucked off the shortlist because it was "too soon" after his retirement from professional football to make him a knight of the realm.

He had been tipped for a prestigious title in May after announcing his decision to leave the pitch and devoting himself to designing more lines of pants, keeping Victoria in children and doing lots of charity work with Unicef and Sir Elton John's Aids Foundation.

It's been ten years since Becks was awarded an OBE - Order of the British Empire - by the Queen for his services to football, but many industry insiders thought he might be mentioned in this year's honours list.

Instead, one of those titles will be going to opera singer Katherine Jenkins, who will receive an OBE.

As recently as last week, Becks told reporters that he wasn't holding his breath about being knighted.

"I've heard a few of these rumours as well but I'm not paying them too much attention. "I'm so busy with my kids – I'm just a dad. We'll see what happens with the knighthood but I'm proud of what I've already achieved."

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will also miss out on a knighthood in the New Year's honours, even though Bradley Wiggins was made a knight last year after winning the Tour de France.

Come on Your Maj, sort it out - think of the amazing parties Lady Posh could throw!

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