David Beckham’s father Ted engaged to solicitor Hilary Meredith

March 26, 2020 11:00:55 AM

David Beckham’s father Ted has announced his engagement to solicitor Hilary Meredith.

The couple met last year through their charity work for army veterans at Broughton House Veteran Care Village.

A joint statement from the pair, who are currently self-isolating at home in Cheshire, said: “While there are far more important things going on in the world right now, we are thrilled to say that we are happily engaged.

“Stay safe everyone.”

Ted, 71, was previously married to David’s mother Sandra, and they divorced in 2002 after 32 years of marriage.

Meredith is a solicitor, lobbyist and campaigner best known for her work on behalf of the UK armed forces, veterans and their families.

She runs law firm Hilary Meredith Solicitors and is also Visiting Professor of Law and Veterans’ Affairs at the University of Chester.

Both of David’s parents make frequent appearances on his Instagram page.

Paying tribute to his father on his 70th birthday in 2018, David shared a photo of them together when he was a child.

He wrote: “Happy birthday dad … Nice tash btw, now you can see where I got my change of hair styles. Have the most amazing day you deserve it .. Happy 70th love you.”

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