The footballer is good friends with the royals

David Beckham is close to Prince William and his brother Prince Harry.

The footballer has been friends with William since they worked together in 2005 to bring the Olympics to London and he and wife Victoria, 38, received an invite to the Royal Wedding last year.

‘It’s a very normal relationship,’ says David, 37.

‘With Harry as well. They’re very easy to get along with.’

David and William, 30, sat together with Becks‘ 13-year-old son Brooklyn at the Olympics this week as Team GB played UAE in football.

But the pair wouldn’t normally be seen sitting in the same stand at a match – David doesn’t agree with the team that Wills supports.

‘They love their sport,’ David tells Esquire.

William loves Aston Villa, unfortunately, which obviously I give him a bit of stick about.’

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Anna Duff