Victoria Beckham will give birth to her third child in a Madrid hospital on 25 February (05), according to reports.

The former SPICE GIRL and her soccer star husband DAVID have hired an entire floor of the Spanish capital's Clinica Ruber Internacional to ensure total privacy, reports British magazine HEAT.

Arrangements were made by Beckham's gynaecologist DR ESTEBAN CARRECEDO, who holds his own private practice at the clinic - at a cost to the Beckhams of $285,000 (GBP150,000).

A source tells Heat, "Victoria originally wanted to book a whole floor at the Hospital Ruber Internacional, but hospital bosses told her that not even members of Spain's Royal Family would be given such preferential treatment.

"She and David told the hospital that they didn't want any other mums to be present so the birth could be completely private, but they were still knocked back."

01/02/2005 17:38