— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 19, 2017
My imaginary best friend Victoria Beckman is having one hell of a birthday week. On Monday, the Fashionable Mom-Star turned 43 years young. Yesterday, she put on her best Mother of the Deceased Bride outfit and accepted an Order of the British Empire from Prince William, just as she said she would in December. I wonder if she gave him a few “tips” as to how to jazz up his uniform? Maybe suggested some dance moves? After the ceremony, Victoria beamed with pride, as she should.
Mrs Beckham wore a floor-length black dress and high purple heels and looked chirpy as she waited to go into the ceremony.
The 43-year-old said afterwards: ‘It was an absolute pleasure to be at Buckingham Palace today. I’m proud to be British, honoured 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.’
The insider revealed: ‘Victoria is incredibly proud of the fashion brand she has built and ever thankful for her amazing team.’
Having transferred her skills from singing to designing, former Spice Girl Victoria is recognised for her work in fashion, most notably her eponymous clothes label and its secondary diffusion line Victoria, Victoria Beckham.
But we’re told she is especially pleased to be receiving the ‘Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire’ honour for her humanitarian work.
Vicks OBE comes a mere 13 years after her husband David was awarded the same honor for football. Of course, he was pinned by the Queen herself but I get it, I’d want to get a hand on David’s chest too, if I could. Victoria received her honor in front of her parents and David, all of whom looked like they were getting really choked up over the ceremony. They must have been over the moon – all that pomp and circumstance. I know I would have soaked up every moment of the experience. Absent form the proceedings were the four Beckham children. They, however, were there in spirit:
That dress, by the way, is really cute from the front. You can see more pictures of it here.
Joining Victoria at yesterday’s ceremony was Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill , Paralympians Bethany Firth and Jody Cundy and artist Christopher Ofili. The big honors went to actor Mark Rylance and Para-equestrian Lee Pearson who were awarded knighthoods. You know who wasn’t awarded a knighthood? David Beckham, although I am sure he thought about swiping one of theirs on his way to the car. Next time, Becks. Oh! Maybe the palace will award a double knight/damehood for the Beckhams? Given their penchant for thrones, I think the palace will want to keep the couple as far away from the real ones as they can.
— Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) April 19, 2017
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