Soccer ace David Beckham and his family have finally found their dream house in Madrid - next door to Spanish KING JUAN CARLOS.

For the past 11 weeks, Beckham and his pop star singer wife VICTORIA, along with young sons BROOKLYN and ROMEO, have been staying in hotels following David's transfer to Spanish team Real Madrid from Manchester United.

But the family is delighted to be moving into the luxury $7.2 million (GBP4.5 million) home at Las Encinas next week (begs3NOV03), which is close to both David's training ground and the school Brooklyn is expected to attend.

Because of its close proximity to the King, the property is in a no-fly zone, and the Beckhams' new home also boasts armed security guards for 24 hours of the day, as well as hi-tech sensors around the three and a half metre (12 foot) perimeter fence.

A friend confirms, "The family can't wait to move in. It meets their privacy and security demands."

02/11/2003 10:36