Victoria Beckham cracks a smile receiving OBE

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From Digital Spy

Victoria Beckham has never exactly been Smiley Spice but even she managed to give us a glimpse of a grin as she received her OBE from Prince William today (April 19).

Wearing a simple black outfit, Victoria picked up her award from the prince at Buckingham Palace in recognition of her contributions to the fashion world and commitment to a variety of charitable causes.

She was accompanied by husband David, who picked up his own OBE 17 years earlier for services to football, and her parents Tony and Jackie Adams.

The Beckhams had attended the Duke's wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011, where David proudly wore his medal.

So now course the pair can co-ordinate their awards at any future royal events they attend.

Speaking after she received her award (via BBC), Victoria 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."

Victoria celebrated her 43rd birthday on Monday, making it a week of double celebration when she shared a video of daughter Harper singing 'Happy Birthday' to her.

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