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David Beckham will be joining the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Australia

This October, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be heading down under to officially open the fourth Invictus Games in Sydney.

Friend of the couple, David Beckham, announced via his Instagram account that he is the newest ambassador to the games and will be joining the newlyweds.

The post read: “I’ve been lucky enough to meet and work with many serving, veteran and wounded British armed forces personnel over the years and I’ve been humbled by the courage, resilience and spirit shown by each and every one of them. So, I’m incredibly proud to announce I will be an Ambassador for this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney. The entire Invictus Games team, led by the Duke of Sussex, has achieved remarkable things in such a short space of time, using sport as a powerful force to rehabilitate and unite and I can’t wait to be part of the energy and the excellence of the Games this year.”

David Beckham is said to be friends with both Princes William and Harry. He attended both their weddings with his wife, Victoria Beckham.

This isn’t the first time Beckham has worked alongside royalty for a cause. In 2010, Prince William and David Beckham teamed up on the bid to host the 2018 World Cup. A proposal which turned out unsuccessful with Russia taking the honours.

The Invictus Games were started by Prince Harry as a sports competition for wounded servicemen and women. The inaugural games took place in 2014 in London.

Followed by Orlando and Toronto, where Meghan made her first public appearance with Prince Harry.

The games run from 20-27 October.

From the games, Prince Harry and Meghan will continue their tour to the Kingdom of Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand.

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