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Victoria Beckham says she was bullied as an 'awkward teenager' at school

Amy Johnson
·2-min read
Victoria Beckham attends the Portrait Gala 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Victoria Beckham attends the Portrait Gala 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery. (WireImage)

Victoria Beckham has said she suffered incidences of bullying as a youngster and had few friends at school.

Writing in Vogue Australia, Posh Spice reflected on how she encourages daughter Harper, nine, to speak to children at school who may be struggling to make friends due to her own experiences.

She shared: "When I was at school, I was quite an awkward teenager; I didn't have a huge amount of friends, and looking back I recognise that I was bullied at times.

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"I would never want anyone else to feel how I was made to feel. So when Harper started school, I said to her: 'If you're ever in the playground and there's a little girl who is sitting on her own, ask her to play with you, go up and engage with her, because Mummy used to be that little girl.'

British singer, fashion designer and businesswoman Victoria Beckham, 'Posh Spice', of girl group the Spice Girls, Paris, 1996. (Photo by Tim Roney/Getty Images)
Victoria Beckham when she was known as 'Posh Spice' in 1996. (Getty Images)

"I want everyone to know that no one is on their own when Harper is around."

Despite her awkward teenage years, the 46-year-old was only in her early 20s when she was catapulted to worldwide fame as part of the Spice Girls.

At age 25, she married husband David with whom she went to to have four children, Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 17, Cruz, 15 as well as Harper.

There has been some happy news for the Beckham family recently after Victoria's eldest son Brooklyn announced his engagement to girlfriend Nicola Peltz.

Sharing the couple's engagement photo to Instagram, Victoria wrote: "The MOST exciting news!! We could not be happier that @brooklynbeckham and @nicolaannepeltz are getting married! Wishing you so much love and a lifetime of happiness.

"We all love you both so much x @davidbeckham @romeobeckham @cruzbeckham #HarperSeven."