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“Our little birthday princess”: Harper Beckham celebrates her sixth birthday at Buckingham Palace

But not everyone’s happy about the royally extravagant affair…

By Candice Mehta-Culjak
Harper Beckham, the daughter of David and Victoria Beckham, just had THE birthday party to end all birthday parties.
The birthday girl was fortunate enough to celebrate her sixth birthday with a princess party at Buckingham Palace -- yes, the Queen’s official residence.
Of course, the youngest of the Beckham Brigade chose to dress the part opting for a Queen Elsa of Arendelle costume.
Both David and Victoria recorded the special moment on social media, with a handful of photos showing their only daughter surrounded by a host of friends and a real-life princess -- the Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie of York.
Alongside one of the images posted to Instagram, Harper’s soccer superstar dad penned, "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 x."
While Victoria mused: "Our little birthday princess."

But it wasn’t long before fans (and trolls) began to question how the famous family snagged the exclusive invitation, with many postulating the palace may have been hired as a party venue.
“Is this a new commercial venture by the Royal family or do all little princesses now get an invite?” one commenter wrote.
Another penned: “If you have enough money you can anything!!”
The retired footballer was quick to address the backlash, revealing that the family had been invited to the iconic location for a special tea party.
“Just to be clear this wasn't the palace opening the gates for Harper's birthday party," he wrote on Instagram. "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....”

A spokesman for the Beckhams later reiterated that they had been invited as guests of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.
“Let me be very clear this was a private tea party last week that the Duchess of York organised,” they told the Mail Online.
But royal expert Robert Jobson told the publication he had never heard of such an invitation being extended to non-family members before.
“It seems odd to me that if you have the money or connections they the Palace - a building funded by the British taxpayer - can be used in this way for a selected few,” he said.

“The palace is undergoing a huge renovation in the coming years at a cost of multi millions to the British taxpayer. If this is a new policy to make money it should be clear and open to everyone.”
“If it is just for the rich and famous it is simply not right. The palace is used by the Queen and members of the royal family to host receptions to promote the National interest, for diplomacy or say to thanks our sporting heroes, such as our great Olympians.”
He added: “It is not a party venue to be hired out to millionaires because they have a friend once connected to the royals.”
Whichever way you want to look at it, one thing's for certain: a six-year-old girl had a great birthday.
And that’s all that matters.

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