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Victoria Beckham Gets Royal Recognition From Prince William

Victoria Beckham Gets Royal Recognition From Prince William

Prince William, Royality
The fashion designer has received her OBE. It was a posh day at the palace for former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. The pop singer-turned-fashion designer was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire on Wednesday. Prince William presented the award at Buckingham Palace. "I'm proud to be British," she said in a statement. She was accompanied by her parents and her husband, retired soccer star David Beckham, who received his OBE in 2003. The couple's four children did not attend. The 43-year-old Beckham has made a success of her fashion line despite initial skepticism about her ability to cross over from singing to design. She recently released her Target collaboration, which reportedly sold out within hours. "I really wanted to celebrate femininity and ...
How much do you really know about the British royal family? Take a look at our ultimate fact file, to find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know

How much do you really know about the British royal family? Take a look at our ultimate fact file, to find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge
The British royal family are undoubtedly one of the most famous in the World. Officially, 'the royal family' is comprised of the ruling monarch and all of their close relations - including the consort (husband or wife), their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The British royal family have belonged to the House of Windsor since 1917, and Queen Elizabeth II has ruled as Head of State since 1953, amassing a huge 65 years. Prince Charles is the heir apparent, and will eventually succeed the Queen. Prince William is second in line, whilst his son Prince George is third. We see them on television and read about them in the media. But how much do you really know about the British royal family? Take a look at our ultimate fact file, to find out everything you've ever wanted to...
This is how Queen Elizabeth II has recently handled awkward conversations

This is how Queen Elizabeth II has recently handled awkward conversations

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
It's no surprise that as Britain's longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth has perfected the art of the exit strategy. While her role requires meeting British citizens and dignitaries around the world, Queen Elizabeth II reportedly has a code for her handlers letting them know it's time to jump into awkward conversations. The move?   She simply moves her handbag from one arm to another and her aides know it's time to move things along. According to People magazine, if the situation requires emergency intervention, she puts her purse on the ground of fiddles with her wedding ring - in order to ensure she maintains a certain level of decorum without offending the person she's speaking to. "It would be very worrying if you were talking to the queen and saw the handbag move from...