Victoria Beckham receives OBE from Prince William: "I'm proud to be British"

Thu 20 April 2017 10:23 GMT | 14:23 Local Time

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Victoria Beckham dressed her best Wednesday—and for good reason.

Prince William made the 43-year-old designer an OBE at Buckingham Palace in London. Before she was named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Victoria (wearing a look from her Pre-Fall 2017 collection) waved to fans with her husband, David Beckham. Her parents, Jackie Adams and Tony Adams, showed up, while her four children—Brooklyn Beckham, 18, Romeo Beckham, 14, Cruz Beckham, 12, and Harper Beckham, 5—stayed home.

The 34-year-old Duke of Cambridge (acting on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II) has long been friendly with the Beckhams, who attended his 2011 wedding to Kate Middleton.
"It was an absolute pleasure to be at Buckingham Palace today," Victoria said. "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."

After the event, Victoria was ushered into a waiting chauffeur-driven car.

Romeo updated his Instagram later, writing, "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."

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