David Beckham missing from New Year Honours list as emails show fury at previous snub
David Beckham is missing from the King's New Year Honours list, meaning he won't be getting a knighthood any time soon.
It's the second time the legendary footballer has been snubbed from the list, after he blasted organisers back in 2017, in some damning leaked emails.
Dad-of-four David, 47, is one of the country's most famous footballers, having been the star of Manchester United in his heyday, and captaining the England team for six years.
He's also enjoyed an illustrious career as a footballer with Spanish team Real Madrid, and is known to be pals with Princes William and Harry, having attended both of their weddings with wife, Victoria Beckham.
Despite still not receiving a knighthood, he was awarded an an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2003, but he will have to wait to see if he is listed King's Birthday Honours List later next year.
David showed his loyalty to the royal family when he stood in a queue for 13 hours to see the late Queen Lying-in-State in Westminster Abbey in September, following the monarch's death.
In 2017, emails were leaked which allegedly showed a furious David slamming the Honours Committee for not including him on the list.
He allegedly called them "unappreciative c***s" and insisted that he didn't "care about being knighted".
David also allegedly wrote: "I expected nothing less. It's a disgrace to be honest and if I was American I would of [sic] got something like this 10 years ago."
David later claimed that the emails were fake and had been doctored.
Whilst David is not getting his knighthood this time around, the honours have flooded in for the England Lionesses, who won the Euros earlier this year.
Captain Leah Williamson has been awarded an OBE and there are MBEs for Lucy Bronze, the EURO’s top goalscorer Beth Mead and England Women’s all-time leading goalscorer Ellen White.
Other honours include: Lizzie Deignan who has an MBE for services to cycling and journalist Anne Diamond who has an OBE for services to public health and charity.
Countdown star Rachel Riley has been made an MBE for her Holocaust campaign work, whilst actor Stephen Graham has been made OBE for services to drama and comedian Frank Skinner who has been made an MBE for his services to entertainment.
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