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Shirtless David Beckham, 45, enjoys beach day with sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz in Greece

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He’s a doting father to three boys and a little girl.

And, David Beckham, 45, enjoyed a beach day with his sons Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 17, and Cruz, 15, in Greece, as they tried their luck on paddle board steppers and took selfies while enjoying some quality time together, on Tuesday.

The shirtless sports star showcased his heavily tattooed torso as he topped up his tan in a flamboyant pair of £360 Versace swim shorts. 

Looking good! David Beckham, 45, showcased his heavily tattooed torso as he topped up his tan in a flamboyant pair of £360 Versace swim shorts, in Greece on Tuesday

Looking good! David Beckham, 45, showcased his heavily tattooed torso as he topped up his tan in a flamboyant pair of £360 Versace swim shorts, in Greece on Tuesday

The former football star showed off his impressive physique in a pair of Le Pop Classique print trunks as he settled into their Greek vacation.

His eye-catching swim shorts featured splashes of aqua, royal blue and flecks of metallic gold.

Cruz, wearing khaki shorts, tried his luck on a yellow paddle board stepper while Romeo stood aboard a blue paddle board, which matched his swim shorts.

Eldest brother Brooklyn cooled off in the water while wearing a white T-shirt and black baseball cap as dad David filmed his younger brothers having fun. 

The Beckham boys: The sports star was joined by sons Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 17, and Cruz, 15, as they took selfies while enjoying some quality time together

The Beckham boys: The sports star was joined by sons Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 17, and Cruz, 15, as they took selfies while enjoying some quality time together

Stylish: The former football star showed off his impressive physique in a pair of Le Pop Classique print trunks as he settled into their Greek vacation

Designer duds: His eye-catching swim shorts featured splashes of aqua, royal blue and flecks of metallic gold

Stylish: The former football star showed off his impressive physique in a pair of Le Pop Classique print trunks as he settled into their Greek vacation

Picture perfect: David gathered his sons together for a group selfie in the sea

Picture perfect: David gathered his sons together for a group selfie in the sea

Giving it a go: Cruz tried his luck on a yellow paddle board stepper

Trying it out: Romeo stood aboard a blue paddle board

Different interests: Cruz (left) and Romeo (right) tried their luck on paddle board steppers

Just chilling: Eldest brother Brooklyn cooled off in the water while wearing a white T-shirt and black baseball cap as dad David filmed his brothers having fun

Just chilling: Eldest brother Brooklyn cooled off in the water while wearing a white T-shirt and black baseball cap as dad David filmed his brothers having fun

The holiday to Greece comes after Brooklyn proposed to Nicola Peltz, 25, in front of her family. 

What’s more, Nicola hinted she and fiancé Brooklyn may have married in secret as she shared a cryptic snap of a gold ring on his finger.

The image, shared to her Instagram Stories on Friday, showed the couple clutching a label, with Brooklyn sporting a gold band on his left hand.

Not interested: Brooklyn opted out of paddle boarding and instead waded around in the water while clad in a white tee and black baseball cap

You do you: David seemed happy to spend time with his firstborn while his younger sons had a go at watersports

Not interested: Brooklyn opted out of paddle boarding and instead waded around in the water while clad in a white tee and black baseball cap

Tempted: David appeared to try and tempt his eldest child to try out the water sport

Tempted: David appeared to try and tempt his eldest child to try out the water sport

Practice makes perfect: Cruz looked steady on his feet

Getting good: Romeo looked to be a natural aboard the paddle board

Practice makes perfect: Cruz (left) and Romeo (right) looked steady on their feet

Happy days: David couldn't wipe the smile from his face as he captured the action on his phone

Happy days: David couldn’t wipe the smile from his face as he captured the action on his phone

Dads of Instagram: David beamed with pride as he filmed his offspring tackling the watersport

Dads of Instagram: David beamed with pride as he filmed his offspring tackling the watersport

The simple piece of jewellery is traditional of a man’s wedding ring, with the design complemented by a single diamond. 

The budding photographer’s distinctive tattoos could be seen on his hand, including ‘1974’ which is the birth year of his mother Victoria Beckham, while the number ‘7’ represents dad David’s football shirt number he wore when playing for Manchester United. 

The American actress didn’t leave a caption on her intriguing image, leaving fans to guess whether they had tied the knot. 

MailOnline contacted representatives of Nicola and Brooklyn for comment at the time.  

Help from the pros: Cruz climbed aboard his paddle board with a little help from the pros

Help from the pros: Cruz climbed aboard his paddle board with a little help from the pros

Help from the pros: Cruz climbed aboard his paddle board with a little help from the pros

Getting the hang of it: David's youngest son concentrated hard as he took up the new skill

Getting the hang of it: David’s youngest son concentrated hard as he took up the new skill

Having fun: Romeo showed off his tan while making his way around on the blue board

Having fun: Romeo showed off his tan while making his way around on the blue board

Hot stuff: David looked every inch the movie star as he descended into the water

Following in his footsteps: Cruz carefully avoided pebbles on the beach as he followed his dad

Following in his footsteps: David looked every inch the movie star as he descended into the water while Cruz carefully avoided pebbles on the beach

Splashing about: David held onto the yellow board while he sons learnt how to paddle

Splashing about: David held onto the yellow board while he sons learnt how to paddle

The Beckham boys: While David gathered with his three sons, wife Victoria and daughter Harper, 9, were nowhere to be seen

The Beckham boys: While David gathered with his three sons, wife Victoria and daughter Harper, 9, were nowhere to be seen

The Beckham boys: While David gathered with his three sons, wife Victoria and daughter Harper, 9, were nowhere to be seen

Brooklyn recently shared intimate photographs from his marriage proposal earlier this month, during which he presented Nicola with a £350,000 engagement ring.

Alongside the gallery of photographs, David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son wrote: ‘Can’t imagine a life without you baby, you make me feel so special and make me laugh all the time. I will always take care of you and will always have your back.’  

Bowled over by her husband to be’s public declaration, Nicola commented: ‘i’m so in love with you my hearts going to EXPLODE’ (sic).  

Chats: David had a chat with Brooklyn while Cruz practiced on the step paddle board

Chats: David had a chat with Brooklyn while Cruz practiced on the step paddle board

Watching the action: While David beamed with delight, Brooklyn looked less impressed

Watching the action: While David beamed with delight, Brooklyn looked less impressed

Keeping it safe: After getting the content required, David hid his phone beneath a towel

Keeping it safe: After getting the content required, David hid his phone beneath a towel

Though the couple have hinted they’ve already tied the knot, there are still preparations underway for a huge wedding celebration, with Nicola’s billionaire father Nelson Peltz expected to be paying for the wedding with Brooklyn’s parents also wanting to ‘contribute’. 

Brooklyn is said to have told pals that the ceremony will involve marrying under a chuppah (wedding canopy) and signing a ketubah (wedding contract) as both Brooklyn’s great grandfather and Nicola’s billionaire father are Jewish.

A source told the Mirror: ‘Nicola was raised in a Jewish household and while her mother Claudia isn’t Jewish, her father Nelson is devout. They raised their children to uphold traditional Jewish values…

Action time: Romeo wasn't scared to fall off and try again

Action time: Romeo wasn’t scared to fall off and try again

‘When they ­started talking about their future, Brooklyn agreed to a Jewish wedding. While it won’t be orthodox, or super religious, it will likely contain ­traditional elements.’

Brooklyn and Nicola are thought to be planning to splash £4million on two different ceremonies to mark their marriage in 2021. 

The nuptials are said to be taking place in both the UK and Florida, with the couple allegedly expected to sign pre-nups at the behest of Nicola’s father, Nelson, who is said to be worth £1.34 billion. 

Father and son time: Doting dad David took a group selfie with his sons

Chats with the eldest: Brooklyn stayed close to his dad while in the water

Father and son time: Doting dad David took a group selfie with his sons

There he goes: Romeo was quick to learn and looked in his element aboard the step paddle board

There he goes: Romeo was quick to learn and looked in his element aboard the step paddle board

The source added: ‘They’re not sure if they’ll have a rabbi conduct both ceremonies, but Brooklyn has already told Nicola he’ll let her take the reins – joking how he’s already under the thumb.’  

It is thought that Brooklyn’s footballing father David is also enthusiastic about the prospect and hopes to recite one of the Hebrew blessings at the ceremony. 

Sources have claimed Brooklyn’s little sister, Harper, nine, will be ‘chief bridesmaid’, while his brothers Romeo and Cruz will act as his ‘ushers’.

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A second national lockdown would put a million jobs at risk, warn hospitality chiefs

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The bosses of some of Britain’s best-known restaurants and bars last night warned a second national lockdown would devastate the industry and lead to a million more job losses.

They said a two-week ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown in October would cripple hospitality firms, which are ‘only just recovering from life support’.

Will Beckett, chief executive of Hawksmoor, said further lockdowns ‘will be financially disastrous for most, and terminal for many,’ adding: ‘It will mean huge losses for the weeks we are closed, and reopens all the difficulties over rents with landlords.’

The bosses of some of Britain’s best-known restaurants and bars last night warned a second national lockdown would devastate the industry and lead to a million more job losses. A waitress is pictured above in a pub in Chessington, Greater London

The bosses of some of Britain’s best-known restaurants and bars last night warned a second national lockdown would devastate the industry and lead to a million more job losses. A waitress is pictured above in a pub in Chessington, Greater London

Restaurateur Des Gunewardena, chief executive of the D&D London group that owns Le Pont de la Tour, 20 Stories and Bluebird, said: ‘If Ministers tell people to eat out to save the economy in August, then stay at home in September, it looks as though they are panicking and don’t know what they are doing.’

Around 900,000 hospitality employees are still on furlough.

Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UK Hospitality, said: ‘Without any additional Government support in a second lockdown, that’s the potential number of jobs that are at risk.

‘Even the businesses that have done well are only just breaking even.’

Martin Wolstencroft, the chief executive of bar chain Arc Inspirations, said a two-week lockdown would cost him £1.5 million in lost sales from his 17 bars in the North and force him to make further job cuts.

He said: ‘We shouldn’t be penalised for the shortcomings of others who are tarnishing the industry’s reputation and making the Government take away people’s civil liberties.’

Entrepreneur Jonathan Downey, who is closing his Soho bar Milk & Honey this month, said: ‘This will just be another million jobs gone. It’s like shooting the wounded.’

Bosses said a two-week ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown in October would cripple hospitality firms, which are ‘only just recovering from life support’. A track and trace QR code is pictured above in London

Bosses said a two-week ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown in October would cripple hospitality firms, which are ‘only just recovering from life support’. A track and trace QR code is pictured above in London

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Sasha Swire isn’t afraid to hurt people’s feelings writes CRAIG BROWN

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After two decades of being expected to grin and bear it, Sasha Swire has had her revenge. Diary Of An MP’s Wife contains a litany of abuse. Theresa May is ‘humourless’, Tony Blair is ‘a slimeball’, Julian Fellowes is ‘faintly ridiculous’, Jeremy Hunt is ‘oily’, Anna Soubry is ‘irritating’, Nadine Dorries is ‘mad’ and William Hague is ‘only ever interested in himself’.

And so it goes on – Dominic Cummings ‘looks like one of those odd amoebas you find in jars in school science labs’, Boris Johnson is ‘driven by jealousy’, Prince Charles‘s fingers are ‘like sausages’, and Prince Andrew‘s chairmanship of a group of businessmen is ‘excruciatingly painful to watch’. At various times, John Bercow is called ‘the dreaded’, ‘the little weasel’, ‘the little creep’, ‘the revolting’ and ‘that little goblin’.

Even Her Majesty the Queen gets it in the neck, for her failure to acknowledge the importance of Sasha Swire: ‘She fixes her beady eyes on me briefly, then swans past, not saying a word. She is telling me I am just a plus-one, not a player or heroine.’

In her introduction, Swire claims that ‘at no time did I write with the intention of publication’, though two sentences later she contradicts herself. ‘I can’t say the thought didn’t exist at the back of my mind’, she writes, ‘but I always pushed it away because I thought my family, my husband’s colleagues and my friends would see it as an act of betrayal.’

After two decades of being expected to grin and bear it, Sasha Swire, pictured, has had her revenge

After two decades of being expected to grin and bear it, Sasha Swire, pictured, has had her revenge

Which is, of course, what it is. When Swire’s good friend Samantha Cameron confided in her that she had drunk a large Negroni at breakfast before her husband’s resignation speech, was she expecting her to publish it?

‘Dave apparently recoiled from her gin-sodden breath,’ adds Sasha, for good measure.

Another friend, Amber Rudd, mentioned over lunch that working for Theresa May was ‘like having a dragon breathing down her neck… you can’t talk to her like a normal person; she is just very cold.’ In it went.

Her friend Kate Fall told her that ‘she bumped into Sarah Vine at some party, who said what an utter nightmare it was living with her husband’.

Scribble, scribble, scribble! Diaries are constructed from the ruins of broken confidences. Despite Swire having had ahem, ahem, no thought of publication, last year, ‘out of curiosity and somewhat foolishly’ she passed a few extracts to a top agent (by sheer luck, the same top agent who handled the diaries of Chris Mullin and Kenneth Williams and the memoirs of Ann Widdecombe).

‘And before I knew it, I was swept up in a publishing tornado.’

For tornado, read cheque. Needless to say, she justifies publication for feminist reasons. ‘I think it is very rare indeed to read a female perspective on what is still a very male-dominated and secret world.’

Oh, yes? Harriet Harman, Edwina Currie, Mo Mowlam, Barbara Castle, Shirley Williams, Margaret Hodge, Cherie Blair, Kate Fall, Christine Hamilton and Margaret Thatcher are just a few to have offered us the female perspective in memoirs or diaries.

In Swire's diaries, she says Dominic Cummings, pictured, 'looks like one of those odd amoebas you find in jars in school science labs'

In Swire’s diaries, she says Dominic Cummings, pictured, ‘looks like one of those odd amoebas you find in jars in school science labs’

‘I regret if I have offended anyone… I imagine some entries might offend without meaning to do so. If so, I apologise.’ She is being disingenuous.

In her entry for February 28, 2017, she observes that David Cameron is hard at work on an autobiography. Never backward in coming forward, she offers a warning. ‘Of course, unless he is prepared to settle scores and wash his dirty linen in public it won’t exactly fly off the shelves, and I doubt he will do that as he is too much of a gent.’

I wonder if Swire will extend her apologies to her own daughters?

She might not be on a par with Edwina Currie, who called one of her daughters ‘hard as nails’ in her diaries, and the other ‘so shallow and trivial’, and even outed one of them for having illegal underage sex.

Nevertheless, it seems unlikely that young Siena Swire will be thrilled at her mother telling the world about her crying fits, or her ‘unhealthy obsession’ with Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing, who, in one passage, she stalks ‘up and down the King’s Road, such is her great love for him’.

On the other hand, while discretion may be the better part of valour, it is the worst part of a diary.

‘What is more dull than a discreet diary?’ asked the great political diarist Chips Channon.

The former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett once published a diary of 850 pages, having first excised anything personal: it was one of the dullest books I have ever read.

Samantha and David Cameron, pictured, are heavily referenced in the controversial book

Samantha and David Cameron, pictured, are heavily referenced in the controversial book

The self-portrait that emerges from Swire’s diaries is of a social blunderbuss, one of those irritating people who delight in saying the wrong thing. Of her relationship with David Cameron, she reflects, ‘He likes me because I am not remotely nervous around him; I’m cheeky, lewd and sometimes a little bit too challenging.’

And how! Over a grand dinner at Chequers, she shouts across at Cameron that his plans for Syria are all wrong. When Francis Maude complains to her that Theresa May is ‘so boring and grey’, she replies, ‘Pot calling kettle black, Francis. You were the most boring politician of the century.’

At a formal dinner at No 10, she tells Boris Johnson, ‘You can’t serve this food, it’s disgusting.’

She has a perverse fondness for setting people at their unease. In 2010, she sits next to the Countess of Wessex at an official dinner.

‘So, bet he didn’t tell you he was Royal when he married you.’

She looks at me, puzzled. ‘I knew he was a Royal, of course I did. What do you mean by that?’

‘It was a joke!’

‘Oh.’

Later, she concludes that Sophie Wessex is ‘definitely sad’. But the poor woman would probably have been all smiles if she had been placed next to someone else.

On the other hand, the best diarists have always been blabbermouths, eager and willing to hurt people’s feelings.

At various times, John Bercow, pictured, is called 'the dreaded', 'the little weasel', 'the little creep', 'the revolting' and 'that little goblin'

At various times, John Bercow, pictured, is called ‘the dreaded’, ‘the little weasel’, ‘the little creep’, ‘the revolting’ and ‘that little goblin’

Swire has clearly been influenced by the brilliantly witty diaries of the Thatcherite Minister Alan Clark. They even share some of the same targets, among them Michael Heseltine, William Hague and the Queen. But Swire’s waspishness lacks Clark’s iconoclastic precision: he once complained of Her Majesty’s ‘frumpish and ill-natured features’.

Inevitably, given that her role was subordinate to someone who was himself subordinate, many of Swire’s anecdotes are second-, or even third-hand. As the diaries roll on, it becomes increasingly obvious that she was often not in the same room, or even in the same country, when the events she describes occurred. Instead, she just scribbled down the anecdotes her husband Hugo told her on his return from this or that get-together.

Did he know that she was writing it all down? Judging by the book’s dedication ‘To Hugo – Sorry!’ it seems not.

Despite what you may have read in the papers, many of the diary entries are on the dull side: holidays in Wales, patronising remarks (‘I always find Amber so politically naive’) and hand-me-down political overviews (‘the fragmentation of British politics continues apace…’). She also offers her own predictions, most of which have been rendered defunct by time. Before the 2017 Election, she predicts that Theresa May ‘will walk it’ and that ‘Boris is clearly not a leader-in-waiting’.

The book is more successful as a revealing portrait of a posh public school coterie who, in a weird throwback to the 1950s, found themselves with the keys to No 10.

‘We are like kids in a sweet shop,’ she writes of those early days.

In an additional twist, she has such an innate sense of entitlement that she remains largely unaware of the full comic absurdity of her narrative. Her diary starts when Cameron becomes Prime Minister in 2010. Sasha and Hugo – who she describes, optimistically, as ‘renowned in political circles for his charm and humour’ – are out shopping for antiques when the call comes through from Dave, who offers him a job as Northern Ireland Minister. For the rest of the day, Hugo keeps asking her to repeat the words, ‘Yes, Minister’ because ‘he likes the tone’.

In Northern Ireland, the Troubles have only just begun. To her horror, Swire finds that two sets of curtains in their swanky new apartment at Hillsborough Castle have been whisked away by the wife of the Secretary of State. ‘I don’t care who she is, it’s bloody bad manners!’ says Swire. ‘I’m going straight to the top on this one!’ Without further ado, she puts a call through to No 10.

Even Her Majesty the Queen, pictured, gets it in the neck, for her failure to acknowledge the importance of Sasha Swire

Even Her Majesty the Queen, pictured, gets it in the neck, for her failure to acknowledge the importance of Sasha Swire

Later, when Hugo is moved to the Foreign Office, he is approached by a fellow Minister. ‘You couldn’t give me South America, could you, old chap? You know my wife is from Venezuela.’ The energetic scratching of backs continues throughout his career, and beyond.

After Hugo’s ministerial days are over, ‘Alan Duncan said en passant that he was putting his name forward to be Prime Minister’s trade envoy to the Pacific Alliance’. Nothing comes of it, but not to worry. ‘Hugo has quite an extensive list of directorships and chairmanships at the moment,’ notes Swire.

The right to preferment permeates the book: Swire regularly complains that her father, the former Defence Secretary Sir John Nott, has never been elevated to the House of Lords, and that, as an Old Etonian, her husband has been excluded from the Cabinet due to an absurd bias towards women and members of ethnic minorities.

But it all remains very chummy. Looking around the Camerons’ party in 2011, she concludes that ‘The closeness of this circle is unprecedented. They are all here, the ones that eat, drink, party together, they are all intimately interlocked… We all holiday together, stay in each other’s grace-and-favour homes, our children play together, we text each other, bypassing the civil servants.’

For no clear reason, five years later Cameron rewards Hugo with a knighthood in his Resignation Honours. There is bit of a hullabaloo in the press. ‘I don’t know what all the fuss is about’ complains Swire. ‘Why can’t Dave pack out the list with his cronies if he wants to?’

Despite Hugo’s apparently renowned charm and humour, he comes across as more of an amiable klutz – the Mr Bean of the Foreign Office.

In South Korea he presses the wrong buttons in the loo, and emerges showered with water. Opening a school sports centre in Shanghai, he throws himself to the ground when the fireworks go off, thinking he’s under attack.

Back home, he mixes up his breath freshener and his lens-cleaning liquid, and complains that his glasses are permanently fogged up and his mouth tastes funny. Swire dutifully logs all these pratfalls. Could these diaries be an unconscious act of revenge?

It emerges that Sir Hugo’s chief claim to fame is that, in his youth, he enjoyed a brief fling with someone very glamorous. This is certainly what interests Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

‘Hugo!’ he shouts across the table at a No 10 dinner for departing MPs, ‘Did you s*** Jerry Hall?’

If he did, then he is linked not only to Mick Jagger but to Rupert Murdoch, and perhaps, via Wendy Deng, to Tony Blair. Well, knighthoods have been handed out for less.

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Boris Johnson has backed The Mail on Sunday’s campaign to end lone births, saying ‘no woman should have to go through labour alone’.

Nearly half of hospital Trusts continue to ban partners from attending either labour or scans, or both, because of draconian Covid-19 rules.

This newspaper is campaigning to end the scandal, which has left women to give birth or receive devastating news of miscarriages without support.

The Prime Minister said it is of ‘upmost importance’ that every hospital allows partners to be present in what are ‘incredibly special moments in people’s lives’.

The Government has published guidelines on how hospitals can safely do this, but many Trusts are refusing to implement it. Mr Johnson told The Mail on Sunday: ‘No woman should have to go through labour alone without the support of partners or loved ones.’

Boris Johnson has backed The Mail on Sunday's campaign to end lone births, saying 'no woman should have to go through labour alone'

Boris Johnson has backed The Mail on Sunday’s campaign to end lone births, saying ‘no woman should have to go through labour alone’

‘The guidance has changed to ensure pregnant women can have someone with them for vital appointments and throughout the birth of their child.’

He said Ministers have been working with NHS England to ensure every hospital follows the guidance. Since The Mail on Sunday launched the campaign last weekend, several Trusts have performed U-turns.

In one victory, Ruth Watson, whose husband had been banned from attending her 36-week scan tomorrow, was told he could be there after this newspaper reported her concerns.

Sir Simon Stevens, the NHS chief executive, said: ‘Wherever possible mums should be able to be accompanied by their partners for scans, antenatal visits and of course for childbirth. The Mail on Sunday is quite right to highlight the importance of getting this right.’

The Prime Minister said it is of 'upmost importance' that every hospital allows partners to be present in what are 'incredibly special moments in people's lives'. (File image)

The Prime Minister said it is of ‘upmost importance’ that every hospital allows partners to be present in what are ‘incredibly special moments in people’s lives’. (File image)

The chief midwife will be putting more pressure on hospitals that continue to ban partners from attending.

But former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says more action is needed to ensure all NHS trusts change their policies.

Writing in today’s Mail on Sunday, he says: ‘I don’t think a voluntary framework will end the arbitrary way these rules are being applied by some hospitals. A postcode lottery is unacceptable.’

A petition to allow partners at all stages of labour into all hospitals has attracted more than 418,000 signatures. Joeli Brearley of campaign group Pregnant Then Screwed said: ‘Pregnant women must be a priority considering the impact stress has on a growing foetus.’

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