FASHIONISTA and former musician Victoria Beckham’s recent trip to Cape Town, South Africa, was documented by famed American portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz.
During her whirlwind yet ‘educating and inspiring’ two-day trip, which was spent supporting the charity Born Free - which aims to end the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children – the doting mother-of-four was captured on film bonding with a group of gorgeous children as they posed in the street for the snapper.
But it was one particular little girl that really caught the 39-year-old’s eye.
The singer-turned-fashion designer appeared enamoured by a sweet infant who looked to be no more than a year old, clad in a simple pale peach gingham cotton frock.
The child sat comfortably on Victoria’s hip, holding onto her arm as the star tenderly touched her cheek.
It was a sweet embrace that the British beauty will likely never forget, however, it wasn’t the only experience she had bonding with children whose futures look bleak during her eye-opening trip.
On Monday, Victoria paid an educational visit to the Children’s Infectious Disease Clinical Research Unit.
She later took to Twitter on thank the ‘inspiring’ people she met at the facility, writing: ‘Thank you @bornfreeafrica and the inspiring doctors, mothers and children that I met today. #JoinBornFree x vb’
She also wrote: ‘thanks @UNAIDS @m2mtweets @florencengobeni for sharing your incredible work to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV x vb”
The brunette star also took to the social networking site on Sunday after seeing the work done by the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation.
She wrote: ‘Inspiring day in Cape Town, at The Tutu Tester, where I spent time with children of @lalelaproject. x vb (sic).’
The British fashion designer and businesswoman spent some time with a patient called Esmonic, during a site visit to Tygerberg hospital.
She also talked to staff and mentor mothers from the Mother2Mother programme at the Delft Community Health Centre.
Earlier, Victoria had explained the reasons for her trip, writing on her Twitter page:
‘Looking forward to meeting @bornfreeafrica in Cape Town to support the initiative to end mother to child HIV transmission x vb #JoinBornFree.’ - Daily Mail