Beckham set to ask Prince William to be godfather
Published 23:00 07/05/11 By Keri Sutherland
Prince William and Kate will be among the first guests to meet the Beckhams’ new baby daughter.
The newly wed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be in Los Angeles on the July weekend David and Victoria’s little girl is due to be born.
And it is possible that proud Becks, whose friendship with William runs much deeper than has previously been thought, may even ask William to be godfather to the baby.
The eyes of the world will be on William and Kate when they carry out their first overseas engagements as a married couple when they travel to Canada on June 30.
The Canada tour has been extended to take in a trip to California between July 8 and July 10, when Becks will be playing in an LA Galaxy football match.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are likely to sit in the VIP stand at the city’s Carson stadium alongside Victoria – unless she goes into labour with her fourth child, a sister for boys Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, eight, and Cruz, six.
And the royal couple will visit the Beckhams at their sprawling mansion in Beverly Hills.
William and Becks forged a strong friendship when they worked together on England’s failed 2018 World Cup bid.
Sources say the pair have been in touch frequently since.
“They are always texting each other,” said a source. “People haven’t realised quite how close they are.
“Despite their different backgrounds, they got along really well during the bid.
“And seeing as William and Kate will be in LA, it’s highly likely they will visit the baby.
“David may even ask William to be a godparent... you never know.”
Meanwhile we can reveal the new baby will NOT be named after a place.
Becks and his wife are said to be torn between a fashionable American girl’s name such as Alyssa or Morgan, or a more traditional British name like Amelia or Grace.
Victoria held a baby shower for an array of A-list friends this weekend. Guests included close pal Tana Ramsay, wife of TV chef Gordon, and Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria.
It is believed the newlyweds will attend a Hollywood party during their three-day visit to Los Angeles after their tour to Canada. Wills, who is president of Bafta, is also keen to promote the British movie industry in Hollywood, where the couple are expected to visit a film set.
They will also meet former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
A provisional itinerary for their whirlwind US trip includes a whistle-stop tour of giant redwood trees in Yosemite National Park, the Big Sur coast and a poverty programme. It will be the first time William has visited the US in an official capacity, and the only time Kate has ever been to the country.
Before the California trip the couple will visit Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Alberta and the North West Territories, staying for Canada Day on July 1.
This week President Obama told Prince Charles on an official US trip he had been mesmerised by the royal wedding.