Beckhams SNUBBED Meghan and Harry, invited William and Kate instead for son Brooklyn's wedding
Prince William and Duchess Kate reportedly declined to attend the wedding ceremony of David Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn. On the other hand, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle weren't even invited to the star-studded bash.
The English soccer legend and his wife, Victoria Beckham, had invited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to their son's lavish $4 million wedding on Saturday, April 9, in Florida, but the royal couple said they couldn't attend the event. Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex weren't invited by Becks and Posh to see their son get hitched to billionaire heiress and actress Nicola Peltz, 27.
According to the Mirror, the Beckhams were unable to choose which royal couple to invite to the wedding considering the alleged rift between William and Harry, who has moved to California with his actress wife Meghan. Eventually, they decided to invite the Cambridges considering their long history of friendship. A source close to the Beckhams told the outlet, “David and Victoria wrote to William and Kate inviting them and the family to their son’s wedding, and William replied wishing them a great deal of joy but they are unable to attend.”
According to the insider, William and Kate were always the Beckhams' first choice and not rumored guests Harry and Meghan, but the Cambridges couldn't attend due to security reasons. “David’s attachment and history go back with William and Kate and they have a very strong relationship and they were their choice of wedding guests,” the source continued. “It was always about them, it was never about Meghan and Harry. They are the people David and Victoria are attached to and it’s always been about them because they’ve had a long history together," they added.
Nonetheless, the event saw the attendance of several celebrities as 23-year-old chef Brooklyn took the holy vows with 'Transformers' star Nicola at her family's mesmerizing $100 million oceanfront estate in Palm Beach, Florida. David Beckham, 46, played the master of ceremonies while Brooklyn's younger brothers Romeo, 19, and Cruz, 17, were the joint best men. His little sister Harper, 10, was reportedly excited to be among the bridesmaids.
The high-profile guest list reportedly included TV chef Gordon Ramsay, Spice Girls Mel B, Emma Bunton, tennis legend Serena Williams and Victoria Beckham’s close pal, Eva Longoria. Among other familiar faces in attendance were model Gigi Hadid, reality TV star Nicole Ritchie, Madonna’s son Rocco Ritchie, footballer Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen. David’s football pals Dave Gardner, Gary Neville, and his brother Phil were also present.
It's worth noting that Nicola wore three separate bridal dresses, including a $130,000 Valentino gown she picked from Rome for the Jewish ceremony while Brooklyn wore a suit and skullcap, thus embracing his wife-to-be's culture. He reportedly arrived at the venue wearing a white tracksuit while riding a golf cart with their pet dog. “The ceremony was stunning. It was no expense spared, every luxury was catered for," an insider told the Sunday People. “There are also hundreds if not thousands of candles placed around the estate to light it up into the night.”
Megastar rapper Snoop Dogg performed a DJ set at the Jewish ceremony. Singer Marc Anthony serenaded Brooklyn and Nicola with performances inside one of three huge marquees. The massive tents reportedly included a dance floor, a stage, a drum kit, and a white grand piano set up in the property's lush gardens, according to the daily.