David and Victoria Beckham love all their children but there’s something about the parents’ relationship with their youngest, and only girl, Harper Seven, that brings out the awwws from all of us. So it shouldn’t be too surprising that the Beckhams would spoil their daughter for her sixth birthday. But let’s just say that the way they spoil their kids is much, much different than the way the average human would.
Harper got the royal treatment on Monday, for birthday number six — literally. She and five of her best, princessy mates had a tea party. At Buckingham Palace. Pfft, like you’d expect anything less.
Harper, dressed as Cinderella, and her friends hung out with real-life princess Eugenie, and David and Victoria were like every other parent in one regard: they shared photos of the whole thing on Instagram.
One last picture of the birthday girl…. 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… We were honored to be able to there… Beautiful tea party…. 💜
This is nothing like the childhood birthday parties we had at Chuck E. Cheese but, hey, we bet they don’t have Skee-Ball at the Palace. At least we don’t think they do. Perhaps that’s something the boys over at Kensington Palace might have.
But naturally, all the cutesy birthday stuff was too good to be true. The tea party, which was hosted by Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew (who footed the bill) and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson (who organized the shindig), was slammed by many, who criticized the Yorks for hosting the Beckhams in the first place.
“Members of the Royal Family often invite friends for tea at the palace and the Beckhams are family friends,” a source told the Daily Mail. “This was a treat for Harper and some of her friends.”
But the insider did admit that the Beckhams’ photos to their respective Instagrams were careless and distasteful.
“It was very indiscreet for them to have posted pictures on a public forum of what was a private family event,” added the source.
We get that the Palace likes to keep their affairs tight, but who wouldn’t want to share pics of their little girl in a palace? If that were any of us, we’d argue that it would be our profile pic, screensaver and cover photos. If it’s any consolation, at least they didn’t post any videos. (Though how great would that have been?) Just think, though. If this is the kind of thing the Beckhams will do for their daughter’s sixth birthday, can you imagine what they’ll do next year for Harper Seven’s seventh?