Interesting move. By doing this in France no-one can accuse him of doing it to get a knighthood.
I just don't believe he's after a knighthood at all (there are some charidee merchants out there actively after a knighthood - but I honestly don't think Beckham is one of them). I mean for heaven's sake - call it fickle if you want - but Beckham and Mrs Beckham are Hollywood royalty - so what the hell does he need a knighthood for? It will come to him one day ... and it will be deserved ... but I honestly don't think he's actively striving for one!