David Beckham’s praise at meeting Queen Elizabeth
David Beckham says it “doesn’t get any better” than meeting Britain’s Queen Elizabeth.
The retired soccer star has recalled the day he met the 89-year-old royal when he collected his Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in June 2003.
He said: “Collecting my OBE was one of the proudest moments. That day was special for me because I brought my grandparents with me, it made me proud that I could bring them to somewhere that they worshipped for their whole lives.
“Meeting the Queen, it doesn’t get any better than that. You can feel the emotion, I can personally feel the emotion, because I just love everything about our Queen and what she represents.”
The 40-year-old star – who has four children, Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 13, Cruz, 11 and Harper, four, with wife Victoria Beckham – also spoke of his “privilege and pride” to have the “number one leader”.
Speaking in ITV’s ‘Our Queen At 90’ documentary, he added: “We all look for role models, we all look for leaders. I’m privileged and proud that we have the number one leader.”