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Victoria Beckham has received an OBE by the Duke of Cambridge.

The Spice Girl turned fashion designer appeared in Buckingham Palace this morning to receive the honour for her contribution to fashion over the past 17 years.


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The mum-of-four was supported by her husband David and parents Jackie and Tony who attended the ceremony with her.

"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," Victoria said after the ceremony.

"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."


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David was the first family member to receive an OBE 13 years ago for his contribution to football.

We're absolutely delighted for Victoria.

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Just days after she revealed that she had made it onto the Queen's New Year's Honours list, Victoria Beckham has been criticised for 'betraying etiquette' by leaking the news before its official unveiling.

Taking aim at the mum-of-four, whose contribution to charity and the fashion industry will be officially recognised next year, Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said that the star had discredited the system by revealing all.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, he explained: "Nominees are sworn to secrecy, so she has broken the first rule of being offered the honour."

"It would appear to be a breach of protocol and perhaps raises questions over her suitability that she has leaked her own nomination. This further discredits our honours system."

Echoing Mr Bridgen, fellow Tory MP, Peter Bone, expressed distaste for Victoria's decision to breach protocol on the matter.

"It is certainly a betrayal of etiquette, it is just not done. It is just wrong and I don’t understand why anyone would leak something like that," he argued.

"To get an honour is extremely important and it might well be for a very good reason but you just don’t leak it. Full stop."

According to numerous media outlets, Victoria announced the news to her family during a vacation in the Maldives over the festive period.

"She is especially thrilled that her philanthropic work as a UNAIDS goodwill ambassador, creating a voice and awareness for women with HIV that suffer prejudice and discrimination has been recognised in this way," a source close to the family confirmed.

We'd say she's facepalming pretty hard today.


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