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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

WORLD BEAT: Posh Spice Gives Baby Posh Circus Party

LONDON -- Pouting pop star Posh Spice and her Manchester United footballing husband David Beckham are splashing out 10,000 pounds ($16,000) on a circus-style party to celebrate their son Brooklyn's first birthday, the Sun newspaper said Saturday.

The couple, known for their glitzy lifestyle and love of fast cars, expensive clothes and champagne bashes, have hired a troupe of clowns to perform at the party, and may surprise Brooklyn with circus animals, the Sun said.

Around 100 guests, most of them adults, have been invited to the celebration at a hotel near the couple's home.

Claiming an exclusive, the Sun said the couple - dubbed Britain's "new royals" this week by Hello! magazine - had already booked 25 rooms at the hotel, each costing 160 pounds a night, so that guests could spend the night at the hotel.

Despite the lavish expense and extensive guest list, friends of the couple insisted the party would be a family affair.

"This isn't going to be some glitzy showbiz bash," the Sun quoted one source as saying. "It's very much a family occasion."