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15/07/2013 03:51 BST

David Beckham Recommends Calling The Royal Baby 'David'

They've been pals for years, promoting British sport. And now David Beckham has thought of an innovative way for the Royals to promote British sport stars through their own offspring - by naming their first born after him.

Beckham, who attended the couple's wedding in 2011 with his wife Victoria, said William and Kate will be "amazing" parents.

Beckham, a father of four himself, struck up a friendship with William when the pair joined forces to lobby for London's Olympic bid in 2007.

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In an interview with Sky News he said: "They're going to be amazing parents because they are so loving towards children.

"We've seen William grow from that young boy into an unbelievable gentleman. And that as a father is really important."

He even helped out the couple by suggesting a name for the new royal arrival.

"David's pretty good ... if it's a boy of course, " he recommended.