PRINCE William and David Beckham reunited to honour health heroes tonight.
The pair, who have been pals for years, smiled as they posed for pictures together ahead of the Who Cares Wins awards.
Their shared love of football has seen them chatting happily at various events over the years.
And the duo have struck up a firm friendship, with England’s footballing hero often now joining the Duke, 39, to spread awareness of mental health issues.
They were snapped catching up as they both stood in the stands for the Euro 2020 crunch match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium in June.
This evening the pair flashed relaxed grins at the camera – before Prince William hailed the “astonishing courage” of two paramedics as he presented the 999 Hero prize.
The Duke of Cambridge described winners Deena Evans and Mick Hipgrave as ‘truly heroic’.
The Sun’s awards have been held annually since 2017, and celebrate our amazing doctors, nurses, midwives, surgeons, volunteers, researchers and charity workers.
After a hard year and a half battling through the pandemic, it’s never been more important to show our thanks to NHS workers.
Who Cares Wins awards
The Who Cares Wins awards honour those who have helped take care of the nation.
Here are the categories:
- 999 Hero
- Best Charity
- Best Doctor
- Best Midwife
- Best Nurse
- Groundbreaking Pioneer
- Mental Health Hero
- National Lottery Award
- Ultimate lifesaver
- Unsung Hero
- Young Hero
Earlier this year Beckham teamed up with Prince William and Kate Middleton to urge people to “keep talking” in a special mental health message.
And last year the football legend opened up to Prince William about his own mental health struggles as he spoke about his “toughest year”.
Posting a clip from the discussion to Instagram, David added in the caption: “Thank you to the Duke of Cambridge for inviting me to join this important conversation ahead of the Heads Up FA Cup final this weekend. @kensingtonroyal #HeadsUp”.
This year The Sun teamed up with The National Lottery and NHS Charities Together to put on the awards.
The Duke of Cambridge, and his wife the Duchess, are both Patrons of the charity – but the Prince flew solo this evening.
It will air on Channel 4 this Sunday at 7.30pm, but took place tonight at The Camden Roundhouse – with TV favourite Davina McCall hosting.
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