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Monday 22 September 2014

Victoria Beckham on turning 40: 'I couldn't have achieved much more'

Published 02/07/2014 | 09:10

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Victoria Beckham was fine with turning 40 because she's achieved so much.

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The star hit the landmark age in April, and while many people start to question their lives at that point, Victoria took it as an opportunity to reminisce. While she now has a growing fashion empire she first found fame as one part of girlband the Spice Girls, with Victoria astounded when she thinks about how far she's come.

"I looked at it [turning 40] and said to myself, I have four incredible children, an incredible husband, a business that’s doing very well. I’ve worked hard and achieved a lot. I don’t think I could have achieved much more…’ she told the British edition of Vogue magazine.

Victoria appears on the cover of the prestigious publication for the third time and was shot by Patrick Demarchelier. The setting for the photoshoot was an 18th century rectory in southeast England, with Victoria taking on the role of olden-day lady of the manor. One image sees the star posing in a garden wearing an oversized woolly sweater by Max Mara, Hunter wellies and a hat fashioned from a tweed-like fabric by Stephen Jones. She's also seen in a Chanel coat and shirt and in another picture she is carrying a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Digby while wearing a neck scarf and with her hair in a messy up do.

Deputy Editor of the publication Emily Sheffield wrote the piece and interviewed Victoria over several days, going shopping with her as well as hearing about her family.

"I wouldn’t be where I am without David. He gives me the security and encouragement to do what I do. I do the same for him," she said of her soccer star husband, who she married 15 years ago on July 4.

The star also opened up about her famed exercise regime, taking Emily to classes with her. Victoria is known to use celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson and confirmed it was the exercise star's other client Gwyneth Paltrow who got her involved.

"I said to Gwyneth that her body looked amazing and she introduced me to [Anderson]. I started when I was pregnant with Harper, it’s very challenging," she explained, referencing her daughter who turns three later this month.

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