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Inside David Beckham, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's fractured friendship and ‘fall out’


Although Prince Harry and David Beckham were once thought to be good pals, it appears now they have more of a fraught and distanced friendship.

The pair, who have been pictured in each other’s company multiple times in the past, reportedly fell out in 2018 with the spat never seemingly getting resolved.

England’s former captain and the Prince’s bromance kicked off in 2010 at an FA reception Prince William also attended. Harry then went on to invite David and his wife Victoria Beckham to his wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018.

A suspected fall-out then happened when the Sussexes allegedly accused the Beckhams of leaking stories about them to the press, which the Beckhams firmly denied and were “furious” about.

But where did it all go wrong? Read on to find out…

Read more: Beckhams ‘furious’ at Harry and Meghan as ‘friendship ends over leaked story allegations’

Developing friendship

In 2017 when Meghan and Prince Harry moved into Kensington Palace together the Beckhams were thought to be some of their closest friends.

From then on, their friendship blossomed according to the Mail on Sunday after the two famous duos bonded through some mutual friends.

David Beckham’s communications director Izzy May was friends with Markus Anderson, chief membership officer for the private social club Soho House, and was said to have helped arrange Meghan’s secret dates with Harry in the early stages of their relationship.

By the time Meghan and Prince Harry had announced their engagement in 2017, Meghan and Victoria’s own friendship was said to have grown stronger to the point they would “regularly text”.

In early 2018, the friendship was still going from strength to strength as per Vanity Fair, which reported: “They get along well and have been in touch recently. Meghan really likes Victoria’s style and was keen to pick her brains about pulling together a working wardrobe.”

The Beckhams were also invited to Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018, showing signs their relationship was still going strong.

Rumoured fall-out

Despite what appeared to be a pretty solid friendship over the years, the relationship appeared fractured when reports came out stating Victoria was helping Meghan.

Harry and Meghan were said to be worried close friends might be leaking stories about them to the press and were determined to find out who could be behind it.

Harry confronted David with his suspicions in a phone call, leaving the Manchester United alum “furious” as per the Mail On Sunday.

An insider close to the Posh and Becks revealed “any making-up now is so unlikely”.

At the time, another source previously told The Sun: “Inexplicably, [Meghan] feared Victoria was behind it — I mean, the idea that Victoria Beckham would be personally ringing journalists to give them a scoop is ridiculous — and spoke to Harry about it.

“Harry is very protective of Meghan, and decided to deal with the matter head-on, by directly contacting his good pal, David. He quickly put Harry right, and the two men agreed to move on — but it certainly made things awkward for a while.”

The feud rumours continued to swirl from then on and were brought to light more recently this year when David’s eldest son, Brooklyn had an “awkward” encounter with the Prince himself at a soccer match.

In a recent video which made waves on Twitter, Prince Harry was captured quickly passing by Brooklyn Beckham and his wife, Nicola Peltz, at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles during a game featuring the Los Angeles Football Club without acknowledging them.

The viral clip got fans questioning whether the Beckhams’ friendship with the Sussexes was still in tatters.

Yet the pair have reportedly mended their broken relationship, with Prince Harry was seen supporting Inter Miami, which is co-owned by David.

Last month Harry was seen watching on at the Inter Miami game, as the Herons won a 3-1 victory over the MLS Cup holders LAFC.

Clips from the sporting event show Harry couldn’t contain his excitement before the game began after he was seen with a wide smile on his face as he watched on from the stand.

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