Beckham collects royal award

November 27, 2003
LONDON -- Royalty met royalty Thursday when David Beckham, the king of English sports icons, went to Buckingham Palace to collect an award from Queen Elizabeth II.

Beckham said the queen told him the occasion was also an "honor" for her.

The England soccer captain and his pop star wife, "Posh Spice" Victoria, are the most famous celebrity couple in Britain. Their mansion outside London is known as "Beckingham Palace."

Beckham received his OBE -- Officer of the Order ...

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