Romeo Beckham, 12, 'Paid £45,000' For Modelling Burberry Raincoat

11/11/2014 15:26 | Updated 20 May 2015

Burberry Launch Their Festive Campaign Starring Romeo Beckham

Romeo Beckham was paid £45,000 for modelling a raincoat and scarf for Burberry, a newspaper has revealed.

The 12-year-old starred as Cupid to a loved up couple in the Christmas ad campaign for the British fashion firm.

And for his day's work, he earned a whopping £45,000 – the icing on the cake of his parents David and Victoria Beckham's £210 million fortune.

Romeo's fee puts him, hour-for-hour, among the world's highest-earning models. For an eight-hour day, this would work out at £93.75 a minute.

However, the coverage the fashion label has received for casting the angelic-faced youngster in their new Christmas advert suggests that it may have been money well spent.

'Burberry Boy' Jamie Campbell Bower, 25, told the Mail on Sunday that it would be difficult for other models to match that pay cheque.

He said: "Romeo has set some hard steps to follow in."

The deal was struck with the help of Simon Fuller, the former Spice Girls manager who has masterminded the success of Brand Beckham.

At the age of 10, Romeo fronted Burberry's spring/summer 2013 advertising campaign.

British label's Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey, said: "It continues to be an utter joy working with Romeo – he has charm, style and great energy! I'm delighted that he's the lead role in our festive campaign."

Romeo's pay is in contrast to big brother Brooklyn, who has been earning pocket money in a way more typical for teenagers.

He received a reported £2.68 an hour working in a French cafe in Kensington, West London, over the recent half-term – since as a 15-year-old he was not eligible for the minimum wage.

Dad David popped in twice, tipping generously by all accounts. However, Brooklyn is no stranger to modelling himself.

Last week he appeared in The New York Times Style magazine, in a series of moody black-and-white images, modelling Prada and Gap alongside 17-year-old model Lady Jean Campbell.