Smile It Like Romeo Beckham: Burberry Modelling Debut For 10-Year-Old Son Of David And Victoria
David and Victoria Beckham’s son Romeo debuts in his first modeling assignment this week for British fashion label Burberry.
At 10-years-old, Romeo is the “youngest addition to the brand’s ever expanding cast of models, musicians and actors,” the London Evening Standard reports.
The second eldest of the Beckhams’ four children, Romeo posed for Burberry’s spring-summer 2013 campaign in secret two months ago.
The shoot was helmed by premier fashion photographer, Mario Testino, who famously shot Princess Diana as well as Prince William and Kate’s engagement photographs.
Although only 10, according to the Daily Mail, the gap-toothed youngster arrived on set without his famous parents but was accompanied “by his nanny and security guards.”
Hand-picked by Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey — who is a close friend of Romeo’s soccer star father David and fashion designer mother, Victoria — as is Testino, Romeo was shown “the ropes” by other Burberry models, said the Evening Standard.
Romeo was “a joy to work with and really stole the show,” said Bailey, IBN Live reports.
“We had such fun shooting the campaign and I think that comes through in the images, which really reflect the upbeat spirit of the collection.”
According to the Daily Mail, Romeo was paid for his part in the campaign, but, in a public statement, a Burberry spokeswoman would only say: “We never comment on money.”
Wearing a stylish trench coat and holding a plaid umbrella, Romeo is all smiles alongside Burberry model regulars Edie Campbell and Cara Delvigne in the photographs and promotional video that have been released.
Check it out below.