David Beckham’s betrayal of Victoria

Within 24 hours of their uncharacteristically shambolic exit from the party, David was on his way to New York — yet another business trip undertaken with his best pal Dave Gardner, who is on the payroll of Beckham’s management team. Victoria remained in London with their four children. Whatever the state of their marriage, something the couple are both hopeful about is that David will pick up his longed-for knighthood in the New Year’s honours list.