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Beckham: Mandela had genuine love for so many

David Beckham met Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg in 2003. Credit: Reuters

Former England captain David Beckham has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, whom he met while on international duty in South Africa in 2003.

Writing on his Facebook page, Beckham said: "My heart goes out to the people in South Africa and Mr Mandela's family.

"We have lost a true gentleman and a courageous human being. It was truly an honor to have known a man who had genuine love for so many people. Rest in peace."

Beckham expects 'a few tears' from his mother

David Beckham says he expects his mother to cry when she watches a film about his time at Manchester United.

The film examines the difficult period in Beckham's life after he was sent off at the 1998 World Cup.

"There will be a few tears in there from my mum I'm sure," Beckham said.

David Beckham speaks to ITV News at the Class of '92 premiere. Credit: ITV News

The former England captain said he valued the support of his teammates throughout tough moments of his career.

"It's the same for all of us six. There were good times, there were bad times, there were troubled times where we all stuck together," he said.

"But that is part of the movie, part of the history of the six of us.

"That is why it makes this such a great story."

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Manchester United stars arrive at Class of '92 premiere

Class of '92 stars David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Phil and Gary Neville arrived at the documentary's premiere at Leicester Square.

(L-R) Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes arrive at the world premiere of The Class of '92. Credit: Yui mok/PA

The former England captain attended the event with wife Victoria, and the couple's three sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

David and Victoria Beckham with their children Brooklyn (back), Romeo (left) and Cruz (right). Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

One Direction star Harry Styles also attended the premiere in support of Beckham, whom he described as "everyone's idol".

When asked about reports that Beckham could become Sir David in the New Year Honours List, Styles replied: "Why not? He's a national treasure isn't he? It makes sense. I thought he was already."

Harry Styles from One Direction speaks to ITV News at the premiere of The Class of '92. Credit: ITV News

Victoria Beckham guest edits Vogue Paris' Xmas issue

Victoria Beckham said she had "so much fun" guest editing Vogue Paris' Christmas issue and gave her Twitter followers a sneak peek at the two front covers.

Vogue says the issue "transports readers straight into the world of Victoria Beckham" with the help of an interview, anecdotes, family photos and even some drawings by her children.

Victoria and David Beckham strike a pose for Vogue Paris' Christmas issue. Credit: Vogue Paris

The front covers both feature Victoria and David Beckham and were shot by photographers Inez and Vinoodh.

Vogue Paris described the Spice Girl-turned-designer as "a fashion superstar on the New York scene", adding, "She's built a global business empire, never failing to build on her success wherever life has taken her".

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Designer shoes among haul at Beckham's charity sale

A selection of shoes donated by Victoria Beckham. Credit: Twitter/@BritishRedCross

Clothes donated by David and Victoria Beckham have gone on sale at a charity shop in southwest London, including a wall filled with designer shoes.

A pair of Manolo Blahnik's donated by Victoria Beckham. Credit: Twitter/@BritishRedCross
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