David Beckham has said he is “proud” of the Duke of Sussex for stepping down from the royal family.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the British footballer described Prince Harry, with whom he is friends, as an “amazing” person.
“We love him,” Beckham said, speaking on behalf of his wife, Victoria Beckham.
“But I’m proud to see him growing up as an individual and being that person that every father wants to be.
“Every father wants to be loving to their children and that’s what I see with him.”
Beckham, who attended Prine Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in May 2018, continued to explain that he and Prince Harry hadn’t spoken about his decision to move abroad.
“I haven’t spoken to Harry about him moving,” he said.
“We speak as friends and that’s the most important thing for me.
“I think he’s enjoying being a young father for the first time and that’s what we always spoke about.
“When you are a parent, it changes everything for you. He always needs to be happy.”
Beckham’s comments come after Prince Harry spoke on stage at a sustainable tourism conference.
At the Edinburgh event, the 35-year-old discussed his sustainable tourism project.
But prior to walking on, host Ayesha Hazarika, a former Labour adviser and broadcaster, told the crowd: “He’s made it clear that we are all just to call him Harry, so ladies and gentlemen, let’s give a big warm Scottish welcome... to Harry.”
It was announced last week that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will formally stand down as senior royals on 31 March.