David and Victoria Beckham’s 20th anniversary – a marriage that defied the odds
It’s 20 years ago this week since a Manchester United star married a Spice Girl in a fairytale ceremony at an Irish castle.
Not since Charles and Diana’s wedding in 1981 had there been such fever around a couple’s nuptials.
The photos were as extraordinary as the marriage would turn out to be – 25-year-old Victoria wore a crown befitting Posh Spice, Becks, 24, was in white tails. They sat on golden thrones while a single white dove was released into the air.
It was like the end of a Disney movie – but it was the start of an empire. Brand Beckham is now worth £355million.
It’s an empire still standing today despite, at times, almost being shaken to its foundations by fiercely denied rumours of infidelity, separation, divorce – all in the glare of the spotlights they switched on that day on July 4, 1999.
Even the heirs to their throne – Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper – can’t escape the scrutiny that goes with their surname……..read more