David Beckham enjoys a skiing trip for Cruz’s 17th birthday – but Victoria misses out

Cruz Beckham celebrated his 17th birthday in style, as he took to the slopes ahead of his big day on Saturday. 

David, 46, documented the trip as he shared a kiss on the lips with Harper, 10, as he treated them to a fun-filled winter break, whilst Victoria stayed home to prepare for London Fashion Week.

The footballer took ‘daddy daycare’ in his stride as he snowboarded down the mountain with Harper and Cruz before kicking back at après ski with a cocktail. 

‘Daddy day care!’: David Beckham kissed his daughter Harper, 10, on the lips as they hit the slopes for Cruz’s 17th birthday – but Victoria stayed at home for London Fashion Week 

David and Harper wrapped up warm for a sweet photo in what was a defiant display from the sportsman, who has faced criticism in the past over sharing images showing him kissing Harper. 

Later in the day he donned a yellow knitted hat and a navy T-shirt as he lounged in the afternoon sun with a Aperol Spritz. 

In some more photos he posed on the slope in full snow gear alongside Cruz in a grey ski suit and Harper who wore bright red trousers and a black jacket. 

Getaway: The footballer, took 'daddy day care' in his stride as he snowboarded down the mountain before kicking back at après ski with a cocktail

Getaway: The footballer, took ‘daddy day care’ in his stride as he snowboarded down the mountain before kicking back at après ski with a cocktail

Relaxing: David indulged in a Aperol Spritz after taking to the slopes

Relaxing: David indulged in a Aperol Spritz after taking to the slopes 

Business: Victoria missed out on the fun as she stayed at home to prepare for London Fashion Week

Business: Victoria missed out on the fun as she stayed at home to prepare for London Fashion Week

Happy birthday! Cruz celebrated his 17th birthday in style, as he took to the slopes ahead of his big day

Happy birthday! Cruz celebrated his 17th birthday in style, as he took to the slopes ahead of his big day

Adorable: Harper enjoyed a hot chocolate for breakfast before the fun-filled day

Adorable: Harper enjoyed a hot chocolate for breakfast before the fun-filled day

Standing against the picturesque wintery backdrop, David penned: ‘Finally some boarding.’ 

The family showed off their skills in a series of videos before once again kicking back to enjoy a cosy meal out and another round of cocktails for David. 

The doting dad shared some impressive footage of Cruz making a jump on his board as he landed the manoeuvre perfectly.

Selfie: David later changed into a striking printed fleece and green tinting goggles

Selfie: David later changed into a striking printed fleece and green tinting goggles

'The Boss': Harper showed off her impressive snowboarding skills

‘The Boss’: Harper showed off her impressive snowboarding skills 

Oops: David laughed at Cruz as he landed in the snow

Oops: David laughed at Cruz as he landed in the snow

Sweet: He posed for photos with Harper as they enjoyed a meal

Sweet: He posed for photos with Harper as they enjoyed a meal

Dad duties: David later addressed Victoria's absence with a sweet photo that read: 'Miss you mummy. While mummy is hard at work. Daddy day care'

Dad duties: David later addressed Victoria’s absence with a sweet photo that read: ‘Miss you mummy. While mummy is hard at work. Daddy day care’

David later addressed Victoria’s absence with a sweet photo that read: ‘Miss you mummy. While mummy is hard at work. Daddy day care.’ 

Last month, he took to Instagram to share an image showing him kissing his Harper on the lips in an image which saw the duo taking a walk in the park and sharing the tender moment. 

As with previous comments from fans, followers took to the comments section to weigh in on the shots, with some branding the images ‘beautiful’ and defending the star, while others insisted she was too old for the gesture. 

In October 2020, David once again sparked much debate among fans with a snap was shared of him kissing his daughter Harper on the lips. 

'Daddy day care': The family showed off their skills in a series of videos before once again kicking back to enjoy a cosy meal out and another round of cocktails for David

‘Daddy day care’: The family showed off their skills in a series of videos before once again kicking back to enjoy a cosy meal out and another round of cocktails for David

Modelling: David had some fun as he worked his best angles in the snow

Modelling: David had some fun as he worked his best angles in the snow

The former footballer’s innocent picture was met with a flurry of comments from trolls claiming it was ‘wrong’ for a father to kiss his daughter on the lips. 

Taking to the comments section, critics penned: ‘She is a big girl now time for you to stop kissing her on the lips… Bad to kiss your daughter.’

Despite the uncertainty from some, others were more encouraging of the gesture, with fans writing: ‘Beautiful!! But wait for the ‘don’t kiss your child on the lips’ complete weirdo comments… shut up this is totally normal…’ 

Kiss: David Beckham took to Instagram on Friday to share an image showing him kissing his 10-year-old daughter Harper on the lips

Kiss: David Beckham took to Instagram on Friday to share an image showing him kissing his 10-year-old daughter Harper on the lips

Debate: In October 2020, David once again sparked much debate among fans with a snap was shared of him kissing his daughter Harper on the lips

Debate: In October 2020, David once again sparked much debate among fans with a snap was shared of him kissing his daughter Harper on the lips

Elsewhere, David shared a selection of rare childhood snaps as he wished his sister Joanne a happy 40th birthday in a Saturday Instagram Story. 

The former footballer looked adorable as he grinned in one shot alongside his ‘amazing’ sibling when she was a baby and their older sister, Lynne, 49.

Another saw the pair being accompanied by their mum Sandra, 72, as they posed for a school photo at Chingford County High School in east London. 

In his caption, he wrote: ‘@jo_jo_beckham_ Happy birthday sis. We love you have an amazing day [heart emoji].  

Throwback: Elsewhere, David shared a selection of rare childhood snaps as he wished his sister Joanne a happy 40th birthday accompanied by their mum Sandra, 72, in a school photo

Throwback: Elsewhere, David shared a selection of rare childhood snaps as he wished his sister Joanne a happy 40th birthday accompanied by their mum Sandra, 72, in a school photo

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