After a 17-year career in the fashion industry, Victoria Beckham is being honoured for her contributions by the Queen.
Joined by her husband and parents at an investiture ceremony at London’s Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, the former Spice Girls singer was presented with an Order of the British Empire by Prince William for her nearly-decade-long input as a fashion designer.
Upon receiving the honour, the BBC reports that Beckham, who wore a custom dress from her own autumn/winter 2017 line, 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.”
She added, “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.”
Beckham’s honour comes 13 years after her soccer star husband, David Beckham, received the same title for his contributions to British sport. The couple currently share four children together: sons Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 14, and Cruz, 12, as well as their daughter, Harper, 5.
Also honoured at the ceremony were former British track-and-field athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, who was made a dame, and “Dunkirk” star Mark Rylance, who received a knighthood.