Victoria Beckham has given birth to a baby girl – the first daughter for the former Spice Girl and her husband David.
The baby, named Harper Seven, was delivered on Sunday at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.
In a statement on his Facebook page, England footballer Beckham said: “I am so proud and excited to announce the birth of our daughter Harper Seven Beckham.
“She weighed a healthy 7lbs 10oz and arrived at 7.55 this morning, here in LA. Victoria is doing really well and her brothers are delighted to have a baby sister xx”
The Beckhams, who married in 1999, already have three boys: Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, eight, and Cruz, five.
A few days ago the LA Galaxy star, 36, posted a picture of his heavily pregnant wife on Facebook.
Beneath the shot – in which the singer-turned-designer appeared to be sunbathing – he wrote: “Took this pic of Victoria while she wasn’t looking. She looks amazing, so close now to the baby being born!”
On Saturday, the former England footballer met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to California.
But he was without his 37-year-old wife on the eve of their daughter’s birth.
The meeting came after the couple attended the royal wedding in April.
The footballer and the Duke are known to be friends and joined forces last year to throw their weight behind England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
Former England team-mate Michael Owen was delighted by the announcement.
“I hear Victoria Beckham has just given birth to a baby girl. Great news,” he wrote on Twitter.
Singer Beverley Knight tweeted: “So chuffed for David and Victoria Beckham! Their lovely baby girl entered the world today! Xxxxxxxx”
And Apprentice boss Lord Alan Sugar added: “Congrats to Beckham’s on the birth of their new baby girl!”