Harper didn’t get special treatment at Buckingham Palace, says David Beckham
DAVID BECKHAM defended his daughter’s special visit to Buckingham Palace, where she was invited to a party with a real princess — the Queen’s granddaughter Eugenie.
Harper, who celebrated her sixth birthday yesterday, was dressed as Princess Elsa from Disney’s Frozen for her private day out at the royal household.
But Beckham, 42, insisted his little princess had not been granted special treatment for her birthday celebrations.
He explained on Instagram: ‘Just to be clear this wasn’t the palace opening the gates for Harper’s birthday party, this was a tea party where us and other guests were invited so it was a beautiful thing to do with my mum, Harper plus a few school friends.’
The former England captain, who said they were ‘honoured’ to be at such a ‘beautiful tea party’ at the weekend, was clarifying Instagram posts he put up hours earlier, to mark Harper’s birthday.
Alongside one photo, showing his daughter and her friends — some also in princess outfits — lined up with 27-year-old Eugenie, he wrote: ‘Lucky Harper meeting a real life princess at the Palace x.’ Later Harper changed into a cream lace-trimmed frock.
Although she didn’t attend, designer Victoria Beckham, 43 — whose former Hertfordshire mansion was once dubbed Beckingham Palace — was just as proud of the occasion.
Captioning her own Instagram snap of Harper in the royal courtyard holding a red balloon, she wrote: ‘Our little birthday princess x Kisses.’
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘From time to time, members of the royal family who reside at royal residences invite guests to visit them privately.’
The Beckhams’ spokeswoman did not reply to Metro’s emails for comment.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth