Victoria Beckham's reassuring advice for mini-me daughter Harper

beckham family at premiere
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Fashion designer Victoria Beckham has shared some heartening advice for her mini-me daughter Harper who she shares with her husband David.

During a recent interview with France Inter, the former Spice Girl, 50, explained how she reminds her 12-year-old daughter about the importance of kindness over other things such as intelligence and physical appearance.

Harper Beckham, David Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the Netflix 'Beckham' UK Premiere at The Curzon Mayfair on October 03, 2023 in London, England.
Designer Victoria shares a close bond with her daughter Harper (Getty Images)

"I've always had to work hard, even at school. It wasn't easy," she revealed.

"I was never the most popular girl. What I tell my daughter often is that it's important to not be the cleverest or the prettiest, but to be the kindest, to be the one who works hard and won't accept a no."

Harper Beckham in black dress posing with mother Victoria Beckham in white suit
Harper appears to be following in her stylish mother's footsteps (Instagram)

She finished by adding: "You have to be strong, you have to believe in yourself, and you also have to stay kind."

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Harper appears to be following in her stylish mother's footsteps. While the designer has her own eponymous label, Harper seems to have already expressed an interest in fashion, and is regularly spotted at her mother's shows.

Harper Beckham in blue floral dress with Louis Vuitton bag posing with mum Victoria
Victoria and David welcomed Harper in July 2011 (Instagram)

Doting mum Victoria spoke about their sweet bond during a 2016 interview with This Morning during New York Fashion Week.

"Harper loves beauty. She loves it, I'm very close with all of the children but the great thing about Harper being a little girl, she loves to play with makeup and that’s really great mother and daughter time," she said.

father and daughter on football pitch
Footballer David is a doting dad-of-four (Instagram)

She added: "She is very, very girly, she also loves to run around in the garden with her brothers and play football - but she is very, very feminine and she loves playing with makeup and my clothes as well.

"She has been able to run in platforms for a few years right now, she can wear heels like most grown ups cannot.

Victoria, pictured with daughter Harper, kept cosy by adding a black cardigan to her LBD
Harper is the only daughter of Victoria and David (Instagram)

"I used to sit and watch my mum get ready," she confessed. "My mum is very glamorous and I remember sitting on her bed and watching her apply her make-up, get dressed and do her hair, and I've always, always been very interested."

David and Victoria's family life

Aside from Harper, football ace David and designer Victoria also share sons Brooklyn, 25, Romeo, 21, and Cruz, 19.

While Brooklyn and Romeo have since flown the nest, David, Victoria, Harper and Cruz split their time between their two main family homes in London and the Cotswolds.

The whole family recently united to attend the Beckham premiere in London in October 2023
The Beckham clan at the Netflix premiere of BECKHAM (Getty Images)

Their countryside retreat is a rural haven complete with raised vegetable patches, a chicken coop, an outdoor swimming pool, beehives, a football pitch and a £100k treehouse for their four children.

family posing on steps in home
The family recently celebrated Victoria's 50th birthday (Instagram)

The Grade-II Listed farmhouse, which is believed to have doubled in value since the former England player began renovations, is where David appears to be most content; "I wanted a place where we could escape," he shared in his titular Netflix docuseries.