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‘Proud to be British’ Victoria Beckham receives OBE from Prince William for fashion Success

20 April 2017 - 10:21


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The former pouty pop star Victoria Beckham, who rose to fame as Posh Spice with the Spice Girls in the '90s, was honored Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Prince William on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. Prince William, who is a close friend of the Beckhams also invited the couple to his 2011 wedding to Kate Middleton.

The fashion designer wearing a navy gown and burgundy heels from her lauded Pre-Fall 2017 collection for the ceremony was joined by her parents Jacqueline and Anthony and her husband David Beckham who was given the same honor in 2003 for his football career. 

Victoria, 43, was being recognized for her services to the fashion industry and her 17-year career. After the ceremony she said "It was an absolute pleasure to be at Buckingham Palace today," 

"I'm proud to be British, honored and humbled to receive my OBE from the Duke of Cambridge. If you dream big and work hard you can accomplish great things. I'm so happy to share this very special occasion with my parents and husband. Without their love and support, none of this would be possible."

However her four children, Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 12, and daughter Harper, 5, were not present for the ceremony.

Instead Romeo took to  Instagram to celebrate his mother.

"I want to say how proud I am of my mum today as she received her OBE... She works so hard and really deserves this honour... We love you mum x," he wrote. 

-It's a beautiful day: After her big day at the Buckingham Palace, Victoria -

The businesswoman, who is the proud mum to four kids, transferred her skills from singing to designing in 2008. Her fashion empire has grown and Victoria is now famed for her eponymous clothes label as well as her secondary diffusion line Victoria, Victoria Beckham. F

amous fans of her label include her close friend Eva Longoria and fellow A-listers Gwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller and Blake Lively.

She has launched collaborations with Estée Lauder for a Victoria Beckham make-up collection, and with US retailer Target for an affordable clothing collection, due to go on sale this spring.

However social media was not very impressed a millionaire singer,fashion designer was honored simply for having a clothing line.

-After the event, she stepped out with husband David Beckham, who beamed-


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