Pop beauty Victoria Beckham has finally moved to Madrid in a desperate bid to rescue her troubled marriage with soccer star DAVID.

Many believed the former SPICE GIRL was going to snub a switch to the Spanish capital to join England captain Beckham, but the pair are currently together in a rented villa in Spain's exclusive La Morjela estate while they are waiting for security to be reinforced at their $9 million (GBP5 million) mansion nearby.

A friend says: "Cynics may feel it's all a front, but David and Victoria are really trying to give Madrid a go.

"She wants to embrace the city and pull her and David firmly back together again."

Victoria is keen to forget David's alleged affair with his former personal assistant Rebecca Loos and concentrate on rebuilding her family life.

She has been spotted taking her children ROMEO and BROOKLYN to supermarkets in Madrid and has enrolled Brooklyn at Madrid's English speaking Runnymede School to start next term.

08/08/2004 13:58