A beaming David Beckham goes for a familiar stance during an event with Her Majesty

David Beckham has to be one of the world’s most photographed men and it appears that he reuses familiar poses when he’s being snapped. Well it makes life easier, doesn’t it?

The 40-year-old sportsman couldn’t stop smiling when he was pictured sitting beside the Queen last night at The Queen’s Young Leaders event held at Buckingham Palace, an evening honouring emerging business talent in Britain and the Commonwealth.

But we can’t help but notice that David is striking a pose just like he would have done in his footballer days. The dad-of-four sits with his hands on his knees in the cute picture, a position he perfected during many years of official team photos with the England squad.

Back in 2006 he looked uncannily like he does in the Queen snap when he appeared in the World Cup squad photo beside then-manager Sven-Göran Ericsson.

David wasn’t the only one doing the football pose though, as we’ve spotted another guest at the event using the same position. You’ve started a trend, Becks!

The sporty star looked as handsome as ever for the evening, dressed in a dapper suit with a quirky polka dot tie. He was also working a bit of a quiff in those famous locks of his.

David was thrilled to be a part of the prestigious occasion and spoke of his joy about his photo with Her Majesty on his Facebook page.

‘My nan and grandad would have been so proud of this picture. Beautiful evening a Buckingham Palace for The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards ‪#‎TheSearchIsOn‬,’ the smiling star captioned the snap. Awww!

David didn’t appear to be joined by wife Victoria or any of their four kids Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, Cruz, 10, or Harper, 3, for the event but there were some other big names in attendance.

Pregnant Fearne Cotton was one of the guests and showed off her growing baby bump in a pretty printed frock teamed with colourful gold heels.

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