David and Victoria Beckham marked their 20th wedding anniversary on Thursday.
The famous couple gushed over one another in a series of sweet Instagram posts which included throwbacks to their lavish and iconic wedding while they were also honoured by their sons Romeo, 16, and Cruz, 14.
David, 44, and Victoria, 45, married on July 4 1999 at Luttrellstown Castle, just outside Dublin, and to mark 20 years since the big day, they spoke about their love for one another while also being praised by their children – while little Harper even created a book to honour her mum and dad.
On Thursday, social media was awash with images, as David shared a series of shots from both past and present, with the caption: ‘WOW 20 years , look what we created Love you so much’, as he gave a nod to their four kids.
Victoria shared a stunning video with a collage of early shots of their wedding while adding the caption: ’20 years today. I love you so much xxxxx Kisses x’.
In a nod to his beloved parents, Romeo sweetly penned: ‘Happy 20th anniversary to the best parents love you so much.’ Cruz wrote: ‘Happy anniversary to the most amazing mum and dad you mean the world to me, I love you so much you have no idea thank you for all the amazing times we have had. Love you so much mum and dad’.
David also took to his Instagram stories to unveil the book Harper had made to thank her parents for all their support while also detailing their love of working out and parties.
True love: David and Victoria Beckham marked their 20th wedding anniversary on Thursday (pictured in 2014)
A look back at David and Victoria’s romance
Family: The couple have four children together; Brooklyn, 19, Romeo, 15, and Cruz, 13, and Harper, six
The couple met at a Manchester United charity match at David’s request and started dating – they were soon dubbed Posh And Becks by the media
The couple announced their engagement, with Victoria showing off a huge diamond rock
March 4 1999
The couple welcome son Brooklyn, who acted as a ring-bearer at their wedding when he was four months old
July 4 1999
They tied the knot in a lavish £500k ceremony at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland, sitting on golden thrones. Soon after, they bought the famous Beckingham Palace in Hertfordshire, worth around £7.5 million
The dream is over: Victoria and David have been married for 19 years
Victoria gave birth to the couple’s second child, Romeo. Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley are godparents
The family moved to Spain when David was transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid
David’s personal assistant, Rebecca Loos, claimed she had an affair with David for four months. She lost her job and David has always denied the claims
Cruz David was born – his name means cross in Spanish and he was born in Madrid
The couple welcomed fourth child Harper Seven, with David saying she is ‘very feminine in every way’
Victoria broke her silence on rumours she and David had an ongoing rift, telling Grazia that she and her family have ‘nothing to prove.’
She said: ‘I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and beautiful, healthy, happy children.
Sweet: She also shared an acrostic poem, which read: The best parents ever, Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn, Ur 20th anniversary, Everlasting love, Love you so much, Olive and Fig, Vogue and Endless memories
The incredibly sweet gift for her mum and dad, saw Harper share a message for her dad reading: ‘I love my Daddy so much, especially when you sing to me when I’m in the bath or when you make me “Daddy’s Special Sandwiches” after school! I love you xxx’.
Hilariously, in the midst of the sweet celebratory messages, Romeo also shared a snap with Victoria, under which her mum Jackie Adams joked: ‘Romeo, who is that little person with you????’
Seemingly missing her cheeky tone, Romeo commented back: ‘Mum!!!!’ however his nan swiftly pointed out she was in fact joking.
The Beckhams famously married in a spectacular ceremony, costing a reported £800,000 in which they both donned bold ensembles. Images from the big day featured in an OK! spread and front cover story.
Their marriage came when David had just won the treble with Manchester United and Victoria was a global icon with the Spice Girls.
Their highly-anticipated wedding ceremony came on July 4 in an extravagant ceremony — complete with golden thrones and a glittering tiara for the blushing bride.
While no expense was spared for the nuptials — conducted by Bishop of Cork, Paul Colton — the day was also filled with touching, heartfelt moments, including four-month-old Brooklyn serving as the ring bearer.
Happy days: David, 44, and Victoria, 45, are parents to Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 16, Cruz, 14 and Harper, seven, who were referenced in David’s post as he marvelled at ‘what they created’
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Happy days: The couple announced their engagement in 1998, as Victoria flashed her £83,270 marquise cut diamond ring
Sweet: Their eldest son Brooklyn also paid tribute to his beloved parents with a fresh-faced snap
Cheeky! Hilariously, in the midst of the sweet celebratory messages, Romeo also shared a snap with Victoria, under which her mum Jackie Adams joked: ‘Romeo, who is that little person with you????’
In 2017, Victoria wrote a letter to her 18-year-old self back for Vogue last year, offering marriage tips. She wrote: ‘In marriage: have patience. Bite your tongue. Be supportive. And preserve a bit of mystique.
‘Never let yourself go completely (at least brush your hair, clean your teeth, have a bit of a brow going on because you will always want him to look at you and feel attracted).’
In 2010, David spoke to Hello! about how they keep their relationship alive, with David saying they ‘have a date night every Wednesday.’
Love of her life: In 2017, Victoria wrote a letter to her 18-year-old self back for Vogue last year, offering marriage tips. She wrote: ‘In marriage: have patience. Bite your tongue. Be supportive. And preserve a bit of mystique (pictured in 2007)
Through the ages: After getting together in 1997, the duo have easily become one of the showbiz world’s most iconic duos, with their ‘Brand Beckham’ garnering them millions and putting them on the map in the fashion, music and beauty world
Golden girl: Victoria’s gold and diamond tiara made by acclaimed jewellery designer Slim Barrett went up for auction in 2013
Victoria added: ‘We catch up on what we’ve missed on TV. We watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians. We’re soulmates. Sometimes people throw s*** at us but we get through it…
‘You deal with it, or you don’t.’You go into a marriage knowing there are going to be ups and downs. We’re in the public eye so we have more to deal with than most. We accepted that years ago. It’s just about us and the family.’
In 1996 — when Victoria was the more famous of the two, thanks to her role in chart-topping girl band the Spice Girls — young Manchester United footballer David, knew she was the one for him before they even met.
Then known to her legions of fans as Posh Spice, Victoria admitted that nobody even wanted to date her before she was eventually introduced to David in 1997 — at his request — after his team’s charity football match.
Back in the day: In 1996 — when Victoria was the more famous of the two, thanks to her role in chart-topping girl band the Spice Girls — young Manchester United footballer David, knew she was the one for him before they even met
Through time: The pair are doting parents to four, including their eldest Brooklyn (pictured left in 2001) and their youngest Harper (pictured right last week)
Speaking in 2012, the mother-of-four told Spice Girls’ Story: Viva Forever: ‘There was a stage where someone wrote once how every woman wanted to be one of us and every man wanted to date one of us. Not that anyone wanted to date me. I think everyone wanted to sort of like just brush my hair.’
For prolific sportsman David, there was no question that she was the one he wanted to be with — and he even dreamed of the day he would marry the singer as he watched her writhe around in the video for her group’s hit single Say You’ll Be There.
‘That’s the girl for me and I’m going to get her!’ David told The Sun of a conversation he had with a pal as he watched the star strut her stuff onscreen. ‘She’s my idea of perfection. I knew that if she wanted me, we would be together forever.’
Plait’s it! Despite not being born when they made their first appearance, one of Harper’s pictures seemed to feature David’s iconic 2003 cornrow hairstyle
Way back when: The duo are one of the most famous couples in the world (pictured in 2007)
Just over a year after meeting, in January 1998, the couple, now affectionately dubbed Posh and Becks, ended weeks of speculation over whether they’d taken their romance to the next level, when they announced that they were engaged to marry.
However, before marriage came the baby carriage, with the increasingly famous duo welcoming the birth of their first child, a son called Brooklyn, in March, 1999.
And once it came time for them to set up home together, things were no less lavish, with the lovebirds constructing an abode in the leafy green county of Hertfordshire so grand that it was dubbed Beckhingham Palace — worth an estimated £7.5 million.
Tips and tricks: In 2017, Victoria wrote a letter to her 18-year-old self back for Vogue last year, offering marriage tips. She wrote: ‘In marriage: have patience. Bite your tongue. Be supportive. And preserve a bit of mystique’ (pictured last month)
Happy days: However, before marriage came the baby carriage, with the increasingly famous duo welcoming the birth of their first child, a son called Brooklyn, in March, 1999