VICTORIA and David Beckham have paid five times the going rate for some land which adjoins their estate in a bid to preserve their privacy. The former SPICE GIRL and her soccer star husband insist the grassland was worth $864,000 (GBP500,000), because it means they can relax in their own home. And they were even happy to snap up the $2.9 million (GBP1.7 million) house that came with it. A source tells UK paper the Daily Mail, "David and Victoria couldn't believed their luck when the house came up for sale. "For years they have been plagued by nosy parkers. They believe the land is worth every penny - they feel like they've got their privacy back."