Victoria Beckham has marked her 48th birthday with a throwback to her early days as her family and friends shared sweet tributes.

The former Spice Girl-turned-designer posted a photo from her ninth birthday to Instagram, writing: "Feels like yesterday!" and "Happy Birthday to me".

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She also showed off her elegant celebrations on social media which featured silver and pink balloons, an array of flowers including a bouquet of pink roses and a pot of orchids as well as a collection of presents.

Her husband David Beckham described her as the "most amazing wife, mummy & Business woman" and wished her an "amazing day" as he shared a photo of them together kissing on the beach to Instagram.

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Friends and famous faces also offered their birthday wishes in the comments of her post, including fellow Spice Girl Emma Bunton, who wrote: "Happy birthday love you lots. X."

Designer Marc Jacobs said: "Happy Birthday dear Victoria."

She also shared a video of her 10-year-old daughter Harper reading out a special message she had written in the birthday card to her mother where she calls her the "best mummy in the whole world".

Victoria captioned the post: "Feeling like a very blessed and loved mummy today on my birthday. I love you so much Harper Seven."

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Her son Romeo, 19, also shared a photo of him and his parents out at dinner and wrote: "Happy birthday to the best mum in the world love u so much @victoriabeckham."

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Her 17-year-old son Cruz opted for a throwback photo of him as a child being held by Victoria, who is sporting a blonde choppy bob haircut.

He said: "U da best mum, I love you, happy birthday."

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Victoria's eldest child Brooklyn, 23, also shared a photo of her dancing to wish her a happy birthday.

Last week the Beckhams celebrated Brooklyn's marriage to actress Nicola Peltz at a lavish wedding held at her family home in Palm Beach, Florida.

The event had a star-studded guest list including Venus and Serena Williams, Eva Longoria and Spice Girls Mel B and Mel C.

Peltz also shared a photo of her with Victoria on her Instagram story to wish her new mother-in-law a happy birthday.

Source: Press Association