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Victoria and David Beckham's £750k castle wedding was more extravagant than we expected - inside

David Beckham and his wife Victoria tied the knot?MORE: Victoria Beckham reveals the secret to happy marriage with David BeckhamThe couple jetted to Ireland with their eldest son Brooklyn, who was just three months old at the time, for their incredible castle wedding, complete with a Disney-themed wedding cake, throne chairs inspired by royalty and two memorable matching outfits. On their anniversary, take a look back at their star-studded 1999 nuptials, which reportedly cost £750k, and their secret vow renewal.WATCH: Look back at David and Victoria Beckham's love storyDavid and Victoria Beckham married on 4 July 1999 following a two-year relationship. The couple announced their engagement in January 1998 and welcomed their first child, son Brooklyn, in March 1999.
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Victoria Beckham reveals the Queen inspired her regal wedding day – photo
Victoria Beckham marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the weekend by sharing a throwback wedding photo, revealing Her Majesty was an inspiration for her nuptials with David Beckham.MORE: Victoria Beckham reveals the secret to happy marriage with David BeckhamWhen the Spice Girls star and the former England footballer tied the knot in July 1999, they chose a Robin Hood theme with regal touches – including two huge thrones for the bride and groom.WATCH: David Beckham shares rare wedding day footage with wife VictoriaIn a split image, VB wore a pair of jeans, a white T-shite and a black cap as she sat on her red velvet chair, complete with gold gilded arms and legs. The other half of the image showed the Queen looking elegant in a white gown, cape and crown as she sat poised on her throne at the State Opening of Parliament in the Palace of Westminster in 2002.READ: David and Victoria Beckham host special Jubilee lunch to celebrate inspirational individualsSEE: 10 ways Victoria and David Beckham’s regal wedding broke the mould"70 years of being an inspiration to so many! Including me, clearly! Congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen on The Platinum Jubilee, what an achievement," VB wrote.
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Victoria Beckham slammed for 'inappropriate' tribute to Queen on Platinum Jubilee
Victoria Beckham, 48, sparked fury from her followers after she shared a series of snaps to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.The star posted eight pictures of herself alongside Queen Elizabeth, including her sipping a cup of tea in seductive black and white picture.Other snaps including her sitting on a gold throne at her wedding to husband David Beckham, as well as waving out of a car window and holding a dog.Victoria was also seen wearing a skimpy camel-coloured halterneck top with jeans and a Burberry bandana as she put it alongside a snap with a scarf wrapped around her neck and head to protect her from the cold.In a sweet caption, Victoria wrote: "70 years of being an inspiration to so many!"Including me, clearly!"Congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen on The Platinum Jubilee, what an achievement."However, Victoria's post sparked backlash from some social media users as they took to the comments to brand the montage as "inappropriate" and "narcissistic".One wrote: "Such a narcissistic post! Is it possible to celebrate someone else without turning it around for yourself? Unbelievably self-centred."Another added: "Inappropriate to make it about yourself."A third agreed: "What class of tribute is this? Dumbfounded."A fourth chipped in: "Don't compare yourself with photos like this that's not your place and never will be."However, other fans were more complimentary, as one branded her "Queen Victoria".Another posted: "Two Queen, Elisabeth the second, and Victoria the Queen of fashion."Meanwhile, David shared his own tribute to the Queen as he baked a cake for the Platinum Jubilee weekend, sharing a snap of it while not wearing a top.He captioned the picture: "Platinum jubilee Victoria sponge."Yes made by me! Fancy a
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Royal chef reveals the Queen's favourite birthday treat as she celebrates her 96th
Royal chef has shared an insider secret into one of the Queen's favourite celebratory treats as Her Majesty celebrates her 96th birthday today.Darren McGrady, who was chef to the Queen for 15 years, revealed that the monarch really does have a sweet tooth during her annual celebrations.According to the chef, the Queen loves a chocolate birthday cake and actually gets one twice a year.The iconic recipe reportedly dates back to Queen Victoria and was originally created by her chef Gabriel Tschumi around 1899.Writing on his blog, Darren McGrady said: "It’s a recipe that I fine tuned for Queen Elizabeth II and made for her twice a year because Her Majesty has an official birthday in June and real birthday in April each year."And it's not just the Queen that loves indulging in a chocolate treat.According to Darren, every member of the royal family requests the iconic chocolate birthday cake too.Darren added: "And every cake looks the same because the pastry chefs are instructed never to write a name on the cake, just 'Happy Birthday', never Happy Birthday Your Majesty or even Happy Birthday Queenie!" During her special day today, the Queen is reportedly celebrating with a tea party with friends and family.For more incredible stories from the Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters hereBut these celebrations are just the start for Her Majesty, as 2022 is a historic year. It also marks the 70 years she has sat on the throne.Her much-awaited Platinum Jubilee is set to be celebrated between June 2 and June 5, with a bank holiday for Brits on June 2 and 3.Even though there is lots to celebrate, the Queen's health has also been a worry.
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Inside EastEnders Nancy Carter star's life - real age, reality TV stints and soap exit
EastEnders star Maddy Hill joined the cast of the BBC One soap as Nancy Carter back in 2014.Over the past eight years, the character has been part of some gripping storylines.Nancy is the daughter of Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) and Linda Carter (Kellie Bright).Speaking about joining EastEnders at the time, the 32-year-old actress said: "I feel incredibly privileged to have been given such an amazing opportunity and I can't wait to start work with such a talented cohort of actors."In recent months, Nancy has been growing closer to hunky Zack Hudson (James Farrar).She offers her beau a proposition during Thursday (April 7) episode but will he accept?As Nancy's new romance continues to blossom in Eastenders, Daily Star has taken a look into actress Maddy's life away from Albert Square.Before becoming a soap star, Maddy trained at Rose Bruford College drama school.Her first credited acting role was a two episode guest appearance in ITV drama Whitechapel during the third series.Ahead of her gig on EastEnders, Maddy appeared as a checkout girl in the 2013 film uwantme2killhim?.She has also had roles in the stage productions of As You Like it as Phoebe and The Meeting Place as George.In October 2013, it was announced that Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright had been cast as Mick and Linda Carter and that they would be taking over The Queen Victoria pub.A few days later it was revealed Maddy had bagged the role as Mick and Linda's daughter Nancy.In 2015, Maddy won the Best Newcomer Award at the TV Choice Awards, the Inside Soap Awards and the British Soap Awards.The following year she won Best Newcomer at the National TV Awards.
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'I couldn't think of anything to say!' Victoria Pendleton on awkward moment with Queen
Olympic Games, when she won a gold and a silver medal.The former athlete has recalled exclusively to Express.co.uk when she met the Queen in an awkward encounter as she accepted her CBE.Victoria was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2009.She was then appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013 for her services to cycling.As a gold medallist at European, World and Olympic level, Pendleton is also a member of the European Cycling Union Hall of Fame.Recalling meeting the Queen, Victoria said: "It was one of the most nerve wracking moments of my entire life."Normally I’m fine and am chatty but I couldn’t think of anything to say really."My face ached as I was smiling so much."It was such a huge honour to be awarded a CBE and be standing face to face with her royal highness."She continued: "It was very very nerve wracking.She is really small but just perfect in every way."She is just so lovely and so kind and just brilliant."You go in and get taught where you have to walk, then you take a few steps forward and you have courtesy then you take a few steps backwards before you turn away."It’s all very choreographed, so you need to worry about your steps and not fall over!"I think my legs were probably shaking a little bit!"In her career Victoria won nine world titles, including a record six in the individual sprint, dominating the sport between 2005 and 2012.In 2008 she won the sprint at the Beijing Olympics, and in 2012, she won the gold medal in the Keirin at the London Olympics.She also took home a silver in the sprint.Apart from cycling, Victoria was given the opportunity to compete in a new sport as she trained to be a jockey.In March 2015, Victoria announced her
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Queen, Charles and William 'operating together' but 'not as equals', says insider
Queen has been sharing more royal duties with Prince Charles and Prince William — but remains firmly in charge, according to a royal expert.Robert Lacey says the 95-year-old monarch has started to delegate some tasks, especially those involving foreign travel, to her son and grandson the over the course of the last year.It comes after a number of personal health scares cropped up shortly after the sad loss of her closest confidant in Prince Philip, who died in April last year.Mr Lacey said Her Majesty's favoured method of communication with the first and second-in-line to the throne was the telephone.The royal historian told People Magazine: "They operate together — not as equals, because the Queen remains in charge — but William is a very active component in the way the monarchy protects itself."Her big calls are likely to have included her announcement on the day of her Platinum Jubilee to grant Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall the title of Queen Consort upon Charles' ascension.Historian Amanda Foreman, author of Queen Victoria's Buckingham Palace, meanwhile said that her 'taking care of business' approach of recent months was a direct result of her hospital stay and illness towards the end of last year.She said: "When you start to think about your own mortality, there's a very strong urge to do housekeeping."The Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge have also been said to have been in ever-closer co-operation over their royal briefs in recent times.The pair are reportedly working on a plan to "slim down" the size of the monarchy in the future as "less people means less drama", according to a royal insider.A source speaking to the US magazine said the pair have agreed to “guide each other” in their mission to reform the
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