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VICTORIA BECKHAM TRAVEL INTERVIEW WITH BA
March 06, 2017
  • Superstar features in British Airways #unforgettable campaign with exclusive video interviews
  • VB on on her children: "They're in an incredible position. It's very important for them to see as much of the world as they can."
  • On being a working mum: "You should never feel guilty, you should feel proud. You're inspiring your children in the right way."
  • On living in America: "It has taught me that the glass is always half full."
  • On her biggest Spice Girls regret: "We travelled the world but didn't see enough."
  • And on David: "He's been the biggest influence on my life - he inspires me every day."

Victoria Beckham has opened up about family, flying and her ambitions for the future as part of the British Airways Make Your 2017 #unforgettable campaign.

The singer-turned-fashion designer has given the airline a rare glimpse into her life in a series of video interviews released today, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0tlCkOq6_I

The interviews cover everything from the pressures of being a working mother to her children Brooklyn, Cruz, Romeo and Harper, to how living in America has changed her perspective on life - even though London will always be her home.

The 41-year-old also reveals how former England football star husband David has been the biggest influence on her and that he continues to inspire her every day.

Victoria sat down with British Airways in New York City for the interview to mark to the launch of the airline's Make Your 2017 #unforgettable campaign, which aims to inspire people to follow their dreams through travel.

Speaking of how flying has changed her life, Victoria told British Airways: "I love getting on a plane. It's the only time when my phone is switched off, no-one is sending me emails and I can just spend time on me.

"Because when you're a busy mum you don't really have a lot of time to really, really relax. As a working mother, you should never feel guilty, you should feel proud. You're inspiring your children in the right way, being a strong woman going to work."

Victoria reflects on her family holidays as a child and explains that she still today follows the advice her mum gave her as a little girl. She says: "My life would be so different if I had never stepped on a plane. We always had really lovely family holidays. I'm very close to my brother and sister - and both my parents.

"Ever since we were really, really small my mother always encouraged us to look smart and that is something that has stuck with me.

"So every time I travel now i'll get on the plane in something nice, then i'll change into my tracksuit halfway through the flight and then I'll make sure that I always look presentable when I get to the other end, just because that's how my parents brought us up."

Victoria says she is keen for her children to be just as inspired by travel as she has. She says: "I really do encourage the children to travel. They're very, very fortunate. They know they're blessed, very lucky. They're in an incredible position so absolutely it's very, very important for the boys - and Harper - to see as much of the world as they can.

"I've been travelling around the world for as long as I can remember and British Airways really has been a huge part of my life. I think if you can travel, you're incredibly fortunate and you should really make the most of the different places that you can go to.

"That's the one thing that I wish i'd done more of when I was younger and I was with the Spice Girls. We travelled so much but I didn't get out. I didn't see enough. So that's what I'm really trying to do more of as I get older and it's something I really like to encourage the kids to do as well.

"The trip that has left me most inspired would be the time that I flew to Ethiopia working with the UN. It was incredible. I met some fantastic people, some strong women that really have changed my life."

Former pop star Victoria speaks of the impact husband David has had on her life, adding: "The biggest influence in my life would definitely be David. He's an incredible husband, he's a fantastic father, he does an enormous amount of philanthropic work, so he inspires me every day."

The Beckhams have split their time between living in England and America over the years and Victoria says the USA has changed her as a person - and is also home to her favourite holiday destination. She adds: "The biggest thing living in the US has taught me is the glass is always half full. I'd love to open shops in the US at some point as my brand grows. America is very, very important to me.

"My favourite family holiday destination would be LA. We lived in LA for a long, long time and it's always great to go back when the children have time off of school. You can hike, you can surf, you can shop - so many great things to do in LA. And New York because I have offices here, I have a business here."

Finally, looking ahead to how she plans to make 2017 #unforgettable, Victoria says: "There is so much that I want to do in 2017 - so much with my business. I'd love to go to Japan, I'd love to go back to Korea. I've had the opportunity to visit some incredible countries, experience many different cultures, but being in London is home.

"There are so many great things you can do in Britain. Museums, art galleries, the parks. You can go to the ballet. I feel most at home when I'm in London because I'm with David and the kids. London is a fantastic city. We march to the beat of our own drum."

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