Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham was appointed to the Order of the British Empire in the Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, the 19th of April. The OBE recognition was bestowed upon Victoria by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.
Victoria Beckham collects her OBE from The Duke of Cambridge on Wednesday
Victoria received the order of chivalry for services to fashion and her charity work
After her OBE was pinned to her jumper, Victoria smiled broadly as she talked with the Prince.
Her husband David and her mother Jackie Adams were in attendance and watched proudly as Victoria walked up to accept the honor.
Close friends said the mother-of-four was “delighted and humbled for the recognition”.
According to procedure, the collection of the medal was followed by a handshake and a brief chat
The 43-year-old appeared a little nervous upon arrival at Buckingham Palace together with her husband who was made an OBE in 2003
Her mother, Jacqueline Adams, was also there for the big occasion
She reportedly broke the big news about her OBE to kids Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11, and Harper, 5, during a recent holiday in the Maldives.
In September 2014, Victoria became a United Nations goodwill ambassador for an AIDS charity. She is also a patron of the Elton John Aids Foundation and supports animal charity PETA as well as the non-profit organization Save the Children.
Speaking of the difference she hoped to make in her role for the UN during a press conference in New York City, Victoria spoke about her responsibility as an influential woman.
“I am a mother and I am a woman. I will do whatever I can to raise awareness. I feel very passionate about this. I recently visited South Africa and was so touched by the women I met and felt inspired. I came home and I knew I had to do something,” she said at the time.
“It’s taken me to get to 40 to realize I have a responsibility as a woman and as a mother. For some reason, people will listen to me. This is the beginning of an incredible journey for me. I have people mentoring me. I am going back to South Africa in a few weeks and then further afield next year.”
Crowds gathered in front of the Palace before the event on Wednesday
“I would do anything for my children and I think every woman has the right to health and every woman has the right to give their children a healthy future,” the former Spice Girls singer said about what drives her.
She also spoke about her involvement with the Elton John Aids Foundation.
“Sir Elton John is a very dear friend of mine and David’s and we’ve been patrons of the Elton John Aids Foundation for 20 years so I have been working a lot with lots of Aids charities. It’s why I realize I have to step forward and do whatever I can do. I want to get to know the women and understand them. It was life changing when I want to South Africa.”
David Beckham, who received his OBE in 2003, called having the honor bestowed upon him as his proudest moment.
“That day was special for me because I brought my grandparents with me,” he said at the time.
“It made me proud that I could bring them to somewhere that they worshiped for their whole lives. Meeting the Queen, it doesn’t get better than that.”
David Beckham was made an OBE back in 2003
Victoria’s extensive charity work in the past was one of the reasons for her being honored
“You can feel the emotion, I can personally feel the emotion because I just love everything about our Queen and what she represents. We all look for role models, we all look for leaders,” the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder said of Britain’s monarch.
“I’m privileged and proud that we have the number one leader.”