Victoria Beckham receives an OBE for services to fashion

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The British fashion designer and former spice girl received an OBE from Prince William today for services to the fashion industry.

Victoria Beckham

Beckham says she was ‘proud to be British’ after being awarded her OBE at Buckingham Palace.

She was joined by her parents and husband, David Beckham, who received the same accolade thirteen years ago.

The fashion mogul celebrates a 17-year career in the fashion industry after being part of five-piece pop group The Spice Girls.

In a statement, she said: “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.”

Heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill was also made a Dame during the ceremony, and actor Mark Rylance was knighted for services to theatre.

Speaking after the ceremony, Ennis-Hill said: “It’s so special.

“Just to hear the national anthem in this kind of moment again is really special because I’ve so many amazing memories of standing on the podium and hearing it and to be here receiving a damehood, which I never imagined I would ever receive, is an incredible honour.”

Paralympic swimmer Bethany Firth, who won three golds and one silver at the Rio Olympics in 2016, will also be recognised with an MBE.

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