From Spice Girl to driven career woman, Victoria Beckham has worked hard to transform her image over the years.
First she rose to fame as part of the ‘girl power’ pop-group The Spice Girls in the 90s. Then, Victoria went on to marry world famous heart-throb David Beckham in 1999.
Finally, after four children and several attempts to disassociate herself with the ‘girl band’ image, Victoria launched her fashion line back in 2008 to rave reviews.
Victoria Beckham’s career has gone from strength to strength ever since.
The Spice Girl’s music is still loved the world over two decades later. Her fashion line is worn by globally famous supermodels. Plus, she boasts celebrity fans of her line that range from the likes of Helen Mirren to Gwyneth Paltrow. In addition, her recent collaboration with US chain ‘Target’ was a sell-out success, and even honoured her pop-star past in the advert.
As well as career success, the mum-of-four has raised millions for charity over the course of her career.
However, when it was announced that the 42-year-old will receive an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, and after she received her award today, not everyone was pleased with the news.
Despite the critics, many people were quick to jump to Victoria’s defence, arguing she is more than deserving of the accolade.
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The designer is reportedly ‘delighted and humbled’ to have been chosen to receive an OBE for her services to the fashion industry and her charity work.
The honour comes 13 years after her husband, David, received his OBE. He describes the occasion as one of his ‘proudest moments’.
‘That day was special for me because I brought my grandparents with me, it made me proud that I could bring them to somewhere that they worshiped for their whole lives.
He added, “Meeting the Queen, it doesn’t get better than that…I can personally feel the emotion, because I just love everything about our Queen and what she represents.”
As Victoria received her OBE today from Prince William, David was proudly standing by.
The 43-year-old said in a statement: “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.
“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.”
Victoria Beckham recieved her OBE alongside the likes of Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill and swimmer Bethany Firth. She celebrated the honour in the evening with a fancy dinner attended by her close friends and family. All of her children, as well as a few of her former band members joined her for the occasion.