Victoria Beckham gifted Meghan Markle more than £6k worth of her clothes but it didn’t pay off, Tom Bower claims

VICTORIA Beckham is said to have gifted Meghan Markle over £6,000 worth of clothes, but it had “nil” financial benefit, according to a new biography.

Celebrity author Tom Bower claims in his new book that the former Spice Girl didn’t make many sales after the Duchess of Sussex wore her designs.

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Victoria Beckham gifted Meghan Markle £6,000 worth of clothes, according to celebrity biographer Tom Bower
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Victoria Beckham gifted Meghan Markle £6,000 worth of clothes, according to celebrity biographer Tom BowerCredit: Getty

The Duchess of Sussex pictured wearing clothes by Victoria Beckham at Sandringham
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The Duchess of Sussex pictured wearing clothes by Victoria Beckham at SandringhamCredit: Getty Images – Getty
In the newly released House of Beckham, Tom claims: “Victoria agreed to provide a coat, dress, boots and a handbag worth £6,000 to Meghan for the Royal Family’s traditional Christmas Day parade in Sandringham.

“Later, Meghan wore a Beckham custom-made pregnancy outfit and a white coat and dress for a service in Westminster Abbey.

“Victoria’s style also attracted Melania Trump. She wore a Victoria Beckham dress during the president’s official visit to London.”

Despite the two famous women wearing her designs, it didn’t translate to many sales for Victoria’s label.

Tom added: “The financial benefit was nil.”

The biographer claims that there was one item that Meghan wore from Victoria’s label which did prove to be a success.

He continued: “The only success in 2019 was a £1,400 handbag that had been displayed by Meghan.”

However, Tom theorised that sales had been “prompted” by “Victoria’s Instagram video”, instead of Prince Harry’s wife.

The explosive biography also featured the rumoured rift between the Beckhams and the Sussexes, which is said to have developed in recent years.

Tom claimed Meghan was “irritated” that Victoria had “considerably more wealth” than her.
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The book alleged Meghan “put on airs” around Victoria when they first met, due to her status within the royal family and also as the Californian actress felt she had “little in common” with the former Spice Girl.

The biography claims: “In Meghan’s celebrity world, ranking depended on wealth and fame.

“As a seasoned operator, Meghan deluded herself that her status in the Royal family placed her above Victoria in the social pecking order.

“She was irritated to discover that the Beckhams had considerably more wealth than herself.

A new Tom Bower book claims to shed light on the feud between Meghan Markle and Victoria Beckham
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A new Tom Bower book claims to shed light on the feud between Meghan Markle and Victoria BeckhamCredit: Getty

The Beckhams attended Meghan and Harry's 2018 royal wedding but weren't invited to the wedding dinner
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The Beckhams attended Meghan and Harry’s 2018 royal wedding but weren’t invited to the wedding dinnerCredit: Getty

David and the royal family have enjoyed a close friendship for years - but a rift is said to have formed between the Beckhams and the Sussexes
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David and the royal family have enjoyed a close friendship for years – but a rift is said to have formed between the Beckhams and the SussexesCredit: Getty
“They owned five homes, had constant access to private jets, invitations to sail on yachts and much more money. And she was soon to be a duchess.”

According to the book, Victoria reportedly made an effort to befriend Meghan, due to her family’s long-standing friendship with Prince Harry and Prince Wiliam.

Due to her wish to avoid paparazzi, Meghan allegedly stayed at the Beckham residence in Beverly Hills during a private trip, and it meant her “secretly provided for by the Beckhams’ staff.”

Tom claimed “a member of Victoria’s staff offered Harry’s fiancé advice on the best facials and hairdressing in London.”

When it was reported that Victoria had given Meghan make-up advice, the relationship is said to have soured, with the Duke of Sussex allegedly calling David to accuse him and Victoria of leaking stories, leaving David ‘furious.’

The Beckhams did secure an invite to Harry and Meghan’s 2018 royal wedding, however Tom claims that in a bid to “punish” the Beckhams, they were not invited to the wedding dinner, despite welcoming other big names like George Clooney, who Meghan did not know personally.

David was also “snubbed” by Harry after flying for 22 hours from London to Sydney at the royal’s request, for the 2018 Invictus Games.

Cracks allegedly first started emerging in the pair’s friendship in spring 2022 when the former footballer invited Prince William and Kate to his son Brooklyn’s wedding – and not Harry and Meghan.

Prince Harry’s ‘snub’ of David Beckham in Australia

AFTER flying for 22 hours from London to Sydney at Prince Harry’s request, David Beckham was puzzled why the prince had not met him.

But the prince had had no plans to see the former England football captain, nor even of being pictured with him, claimed Tom Bower.

It was October 2018, and Harry was hosting the Invictus Games.

Since David had played a prominent role bringing the 2012 Olympics to Britain and an important part in the 2010 unsuccessful bid for the football World Cup, it seemed natural for Prince Harry to ask David to join him at the celebrated competition for injured servicemen.

As a man who loved the royals, David would never refuse such an important request.

But having flown half-way around the world, he was perplexed why officials after he arrived at the sporting venue were playing a dance to keep him happy, but away from Harry.

She wanted no competition in the media from David, and especially not from his wife, Victoria.

The reason for the distance was Meghan, the newly married Duchess of Sussex.

At the time, a source said: “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.

“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.”

And perhaps it wasn’t a coincidence that after the apparent ‘snub’, Meghan seemingly stopped wearing Victoria’s designs – while Kate wore them more frequently.

It seems the Beckhams’ loyalty to the other members of the royal family has paid off, with David being given a top charity ambassador role by King Charles after the pair bonded over love of nature.

Ex-Manchester United ace Becks, 49, surprised the King, 75, last year with a jar of his homemade honey then chatted about their passion for beekeeping.

The House of Beckham: Money, Sex and Power was released on 20 June.

David is said to have sided with Prince William in recent years
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David is said to have sided with Prince William in recent yearsCredit: Arthur Edwards / The Sun

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King Charles has appointed David Beckham as ambassador to The King’s Foundation charity

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