BECKINGHAM PALACE David Beckham finally gets his day at Buckingham Palace as daughter Harper celebrates sixth birthday — while Fergie sparks fury by hosting bash behind Queen's back



Posted Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk

SARAH Ferguson was blasted yesterday after throwing a party at Buckingham Palace for David Beckham's daughter Harper — behind the Queen's back.

The tea party, days before Harper's sixth birthday, was hosted by Fergie in ex-husband Prince Andrew's private suite while the Queen was in Scotland.

BECKINGHAM PALACE David Beckham finally gets his day at Buckingham Palace as daughter Harper celebrates sixth birthday — while Fergie sparks fury by hosting bash behind Queen's back
Harper Beckham, third from right, got to spend time at Buckingham Palace with Princess Eugenie to celebrate her sixth birthday

BECKINGHAM PALACE David Beckham finally gets his day at Buckingham Palace as daughter Harper celebrates sixth birthday — while Fergie sparks fury by hosting bash behind Queen's back
The little girl was joined at the palace by her dad David and mum Victoria

BECKINGHAM PALACE David Beckham finally gets his day at Buckingham Palace as daughter Harper celebrates sixth birthday — while Fergie sparks fury by hosting bash behind Queen's back
Fergie has come under fire for hosting the party 'behind the Queen's back'


Beckham's online pictures of the party yesterday sparked a backlash.

One mum said: "Party at Bucks Palace? Don't think they'd let me do that."

Several people said it was wrong that Beckham should be able to use his celebrity and royal friendships to claim privileges denied ordinary families.

Royal watchers claimed the party had been deliberately timed to ­coincide with a visit to Scotland by the Queen and Prince Philip.

BECKINGHAM PALACE David Beckham finally gets his day at Buckingham Palace as daughter Harper celebrates sixth birthday — while Fergie sparks fury by hosting bash behind Queen's back
David shared another snap with Harper and his mum Sandra

And there was said to be "discontent" among Palace staff because it was held in Prince Andrew's private suite.

A Royal insider said: "It's very ­surprising Fergie would host a celebrity party at Buckingham Palace."

"The Queen and Prince Philip are away up in Scotland. He would never allow her to do something like this in the house when he was there — but the Queen still has a soft spot for her."

"I can't remember an occasion when she actually hosted something at Buckingham Palace."

BECKINGHAM PALACE David Beckham finally gets his day at Buckingham Palace as daughter Harper celebrates sixth birthday — while Fergie sparks fury by hosting bash behind Queen's back
Victoria shared this sweet picture of her little girl holding onto a red balloon

"So it's an extraordinary situation, especially seeing there doesn't appear to be a charity involved."

Royal sources said the party could not have happened without Prince Andrew's permission.

Beckham, whose desperation for a knighthood was revealed in leaked emails, yesterday proudly shared pictures from the event with his millions of Instagram followers.

One shot shows Harper in a Cinderella outfit posing with Eugenie, 27.

BECKINGHAM PALACE David Beckham finally gets his day at Buckingham Palace as daughter Harper celebrates sixth birthday — while Fergie sparks fury by hosting bash behind Queen's back
This morning she was treated to a breakfast fit for a royal

BECKINGHAM PALACE David Beckham finally gets his day at Buckingham Palace as daughter Harper celebrates sixth birthday — while Fergie sparks fury by hosting bash behind Queen's back
And a mountain of presents to open when she'd finished

On a picture of him hugging Harper in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace, Beckham wrote: "Happy Birthday to our special little young lady. Such a special girl who brings so much joy and happiness into our lives."

"Happy 6th birthday (I can't believe your 6 already) have the most amazing day we love you pretty lady."

In the picture showing Harper as Cinderella alongside Eugenie and five other girls, Beckham wrote: "Lucky Harper meeting a real life princess at the Palace."

The posts infuriated some members of the public — who took to social media to vent their anger.

David Doyle said: "Harper Beckham at Buckingham Palace? Pass the sick bag. What about Grenfell victims who have nothing?"

Amber Dizz said: "Harper Beckham had her sixth birthday party at the royal palace with a real life princess. My sixth birthday was at McDonald's with (fake) Ronald McDonald."

BECKINGHAM PALACE David Beckham finally gets his day at Buckingham Palace as daughter Harper celebrates sixth birthday — while Fergie sparks fury by hosting bash behind Queen's back
Harper's brothers looked like they were finding it a bit tricky assembling their sister's doll's house

BECKINGHAM PALACE David Beckham finally gets his day at Buckingham Palace as daughter Harper celebrates sixth birthday — while Fergie sparks fury by hosting bash behind Queen's back
Brooklyn Beckham posted a birthday tribute to his little sister on Instagram

Alex Boyd wrote: "Harper Beckham had her sixth birthday party at Buckingham Palace."

"What happened to soft play centres then having sandwiches and a fruit shoot?"

Beckham later posted a third Palace picture of himself with Harper and his mum Sandra with a comment defending the jaunt.

He said: "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."

BECKINGHAM PALACE David Beckham finally gets his day at Buckingham Palace as daughter Harper celebrates sixth birthday — while Fergie sparks fury by hosting bash behind Queen's back
Romeo Beckham shared a snap of himself and Harper in a restaurant

BECKINGHAM PALACE David Beckham finally gets his day at Buckingham Palace as daughter Harper celebrates sixth birthday — while Fergie sparks fury by hosting bash behind Queen's back
Cruz Beckham posted a snap of himself giving Harper a shoulder ride

"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."

Royal sources also swiftly insisted the Beckhams did not get a tour around the State Apartments — and said the party costs were paid for by Prince Andrew not the taxpayer.

A Palace spokesman said: "From time to time members of the Royal Family who reside at royal residences invite guests to visit them privately."

Victoria Beckham, who got an OBE at the Palace earlier this year, was not at the party because she was working.

BECKINGHAM PALACE David Beckham finally gets his day at Buckingham Palace as daughter Harper celebrates sixth birthday — while Fergie sparks fury by hosting bash behind Queen's back
The day before Harper had been spoiled by her extended family

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