David Beckham was one of the guests at Queen Elizabeth II’s Young Leaders Awards ceremony held at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. He also shared his excitement in attending the prestigious event.

The former soccer player took to Instagram on Wednesday to share his thoughts on the Queen's Young Leaders Awards celebration at Buckingham Palace, Hello magazine reported. The Queen's Young Leaders Awards is an event to honor a group of young leaders who have made a difference in their communities and utilized their skills to help others.

David Beckham Former British soccer player David Beckham smiles at the Evening Standard Theatre awards in London November 30, 2014. Photo: Reuters/Neil Hall

A day prior to the celebration, Beckham wrote on social media that he was looking forward to the event. He also revealed that it was the second time that he has been invited to the celebration and even shared a picture from the previous year’s award ceremony. He also commended the young people who were honored during the 2016 Queen's Young Leaders Awards. The model and former athlete even described the said young awardees as inspiring. He even applauded them for their “amazing” projects.


Meanwhile, on the day of the celebration, Victoria Beckham’s husband told reporters at the event that he had “goosebumps” when he drove through the Buckingham Palace gates, People magazine reported. He also recounted the previous times that he visited the palace and commented that each visit “is very special.”

The father-of-four also shared how his daughter Harper had asked him about meeting Queen Elizabeth. He recalled having told his daughter about his visit to the Buckingham Palace to see the Queen. “She was like, 'Okay, but do you think she will be drinking tea?'” Beckham said. He also stated that he was “so proud” to be part of the event.

Aside from Queen Elizabeth, other members of the royal family also attended the Queen's Young Leaders Awards. Prince Harry accompanied his grandmother to the event. Princess Eugenie was also present, including Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester.