Queen Elizabeth II and David Beckham had a reunion at the Buckingham Palace on Thursday for the second Queen's Young Leaders Awards.
The Queen was all smiles when she greeted Beckham at the said Buckingham Palace event, InStyle reported. The royal monarch was photographed smiling brightly at the former soccer star during the Queen's Young Leaders Awards celebration. The prestigious event was held in honor of several young people who are “taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.”
Victoria Beckham’s husband looked handsome in a black suit as he greeted the Queen during the event. Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s great grandmother also looked stylish in a white and blue dress with floral accents. To accessorize, Queen Elizabeth wore a multi-strand pearl necklace and a pair of pearl earrings. She also carried her signature handbag and wore low-heeled black shoes.
Several pictures from the event were also shared on social media through The Royal Family Twitter account. One image showed the Queen and her grandson Prince Harry greeting the Queen's Young Leaders supporters that included Beckham. The image was captioned, “The Queen and Prince Harry meet David Beckham and #QueensYoungLeaders supporters ahead of tonight's award ceremony.”
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 23, 2016
Meanwhile, the former athlete first met the Queen in 2002 during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. Beckham was the one who handed the royal monarch the Jubilee baton during the said sporting event, according to E!News. The two even had a chance to chat with each other at a previous Buckingham Palace reception held for the Football Association.
Beckham has even been awarded by the Queen when he received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) honor in 2003. He mentioned in a previous interview that he considered the said event as one of his “proudest moments.” Beckham also described the ceremony as “special” given the attendance of his grandparents Joseph and Peggy West.