Sir Rod Stewart jokes at David Beckham’s expense at King Charles charity do

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British pop icon Rod Stewart, (L), former footballer David Beckham, (R) and King Charles III attend the inaugural King's Foundation charity awards at St James's Palace on June 11, 2024 in London, England.
British pop icon Rod Stewart, (L), former footballer David Beckham, (R) and King Charles III attend the inaugural King's Foundation charity awards at St James's Palace on June 11, 2024 in London, England. Credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images

Sir Rod Stewart fired a cheeky dig at David Beckham at the inaugural award ceremony for the monarch’s charitable trust, the King’s Foundation on Tuesday night (local time).

The celebrity-packed event St James Palace showcased the work of students, teachers, alumni and partners who have contributed to the organisation’s charitable efforts with actor Sienna Miller and model Naomi Campbell among the foundation’s supporters in attendance.

Crooner Stewart, a foundation ambassador, shared a joke with the international soccer icon as he took to the stage.

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“I am also wonderfully honoured to be a knight and, David, yours is coming soon,” Stewart said.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 11: King Charles III, (C) poses with the presenters of the inaugural King's Foundation charity of the awards at St James's Palace on June 11, 2024 in London, England. The Awards serve as a platform to honour the outstanding efforts of students, teachers, alumni, and partners who have significantly contributed to the Foundation's mission across various sectors. There are nine award categories, with the event culminating in The King presenting The King Charles III Harmony Award, a special accolade recognising an individual's long-term dedication to the Foundation's mission. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
King Charles III, (C) poses with the presenters of the inaugural King's Foundation charity of the awards at St James's Palace on June 11, 2024, in London, England. Credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 11: King Charles III (L), speaks to former footballer David Beckham as they attend the inaugural King's Foundation charity awards at St James's Palace on June 11, 2024 in London, England. The Awards serve as a platform to honour the outstanding efforts of students, teachers, alumni, and partners who have significantly contributed to the Foundation's mission across various sectors. There are nine award categories, with the event culminating in The King presenting The King Charles III Harmony Award, a special accolade recognising an individual's long-term dedication to the Foundation's mission. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
King Charles III (L), speaks to former footballer David Beckham as they attend the inaugural King's Foundation charity awards at St James's Palace on June 11, 2024 in London, England. Credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 11: British pop icon Rod Stewart holds a 10 pound sterling note showing the face of the late Queen Elizabeth II, as he jokes with photographer Penny Lancaster (L) and former footballer David Beckham (R), as they attend the inaugural King's Foundation charity awards at St James's Palace on June 11, 2024 in London, England. The Awards serve as a platform to honour the outstanding efforts of students, teachers, alumni, and partners who have significantly contributed to the Foundation's mission across various sectors. There are nine award categories, with the event culminating in The King presenting The King Charles III Harmony Award, a special accolade recognising an individual's long-term dedication to the Foundation's mission. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
British pop icon Rod Stewart holds a 10 pound sterling note showing the face of the late Queen Elizabeth II, as he jokes with photographer Penny Lancaster (L) and former footballer David Beckham (R), as they attend the inaugural King's Foundation charity awards at St James's Palace on June 11, 2024 in London, England. Credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images

King Charles and Beckham discussed England’s hopes in the Euro 2024 soccer championships. “We’ll be ready. Gareth will be ready,” Beckham told the King.

Charles presented the King Charles III Harmony Award, to South Korean diplomat and former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

“I really am delighted to be here with you all at the inaugural King’s Foundation Awards and to present the first King Charles III Harmony Award,” he said.

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