Brooklyn Beckham’s big day, nuptials to billionaire heiress Nicola Peltz, is just the beginning of this next generation of Beckham nuptials, says Polly Hudson
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First a disclaimer: we’re not old, he’s just getting married very young.
Brooklyn Beckham – who broke the internet last week with the deep thought “I love cheese, it’s like butter” – is on the verge of becoming someone’s husband.
As his nuptials approaches, you can’t help but feel nostalgic for yet another string of weddings Brooklyn happened to be attending 23 years ago.
The Wedding of Victoria Adams and David Beckham.
When Princess Diana died in 1997, before Meghan and Kate, the royal family had no one of any star quality to take their place, so there was a gap on the front pages. In the same year, in the style of planetary alignment, a handsome footballer didn’t even meet the second-best Spice Girl – and against all odds, the combination of their powers worked magically.
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The thrones at their wedding two years later were reportedly tongue-in-cheek, but crowning herself as the new king and queen of celebrity couldn’t have been more serious.
(And also drew attention away from the gold initials they had on everything, meaning the entire event appeared to have been sponsored by Venereal Disease.)
People had cared about the familiar before, since the Hollywood gossip columnists of black-and-white movies, but V and D took it to a whole new level. Everything would be different now if it weren’t for this heavily staged, multiply appropriately crafted, huge, lavish enactment of a marriage – the likes of which we’ve never seen before. If it wasn’t for Posh and Becks, we wouldn’t have the Kardashians, Love Island, the concept of being Instagram famous.
This was the wedding that sparked a thousand shits.
As a direct result, David and Victoria gave Brooklyn a career – not just by giving birth to him, but by creating his profession.
Thanks to their groundbreaking nature, now it’s not shameless self-promotion, it’s building your brand. Taking selfies all day doesn’t mean wasting your life, it means creating content, rushing, being a boss. It’s not narcissism, it’s influence.
And the proof of the pudding – as long as it wasn’t produced on Cookin’ With Brooklyn – is in the food, and in the fact that over two decades later we’re still hungry for more. Posh and Becks are as important now as ever.
Many of their showbiz peers were ousted from the limelight years ago, but they endure. They’ve weathered more than one of the scandals that have ended other careers – remember there was a time when people hung up effigy of him and burned them. Rebekah Loos. Knighthoodgate.
At the end of the world, cockroaches might only be around to read celebrity gossip magazines, but Posh and Becks will definitely still be on the cover.
Of course, Brooklyn’s big day, on which she wed billionaire heiress Nicola Peltz, is just the beginning of this next generation of Beckham marriages, her legacy. Hard to get so excited about Romeo and Cruz — no offense boys — but imagine when it’s their only daughter’s turn.
The pieces are likely already being put in place for the ultimate match to cement David and Victoria’s eternal status. The marriage of Harper Seven to Prince George, aka the real Posh and Becks.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/with-brooklyn-beckhams-wedding-great-26642461 "Great expectations begin with Brooklyn Beckham's wedding" - Polly Hudson