Connect to share and comment

A global take on entertainment.

David Beckham to sell $15 million "Beckingham Palace"

The Beckhams have put their luxury mansion in the countryside of Hertfordshire on the market.
David beckham 11 20 2012Enlarge
David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy applauds the fans after the first leg of the MLS Western Conference Semifinal match against the San Jose Earthquakes at The Home Depot Center on Nov. 4, 2012 in Carson, California. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

David and Victoria Beckham are selling their country estate in England, known as "Beckingham Palace", and moving their family to the city.

According to media reports, the mansion in Hertfordshire, which includes a helipad and recording studio, is on the market for $15 million.

They are planning on buying a family home in Kensington or Mayfair, according to the Daily Mail.

David, 37, and his wife, Victoria, 38, bought the country house following their marriage in 1999 for $3.8 million, Entertainment Wise reported.

Since then they have expanded it, adding swimming pools, a gym, tennis courts and games room.

Sources say the family has insisted it is sold to a private buyer to ensure it is not developed into luxury apartments. 

The family celebrated Easter at their Beverly Hills mansion with sons, Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, Cruz, 7, and Harper, who is almost two.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/david-and-victoria-beckham-sell-beckingham-palace-14-million

.

Featured Slideshow

Women in combat, at home and abroad (PHOTOS)

On the news that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's lifted the military ban on women in combat, GlobalPost took a look at women's wartime roles around the world.