David Beckham, 48, and his wife Victoria, 47, hosted a special big lunch for inspirational individuals on Saturday as part of the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations.
And during the event, which paid tribute to MBE recipients, the couple gave some inside advice on meeting Royalty.
With the mother of four children Victoria, who received the award in 2017, she tells one pregnant guest: ‘Look for a place near the bathroom’.
‘Don’t wear high heels and look for a place near the bathroom’: David and Victoria Beckham gave the winners advice on meeting the royal family while hosting the jubilee lunch on Saturday
David looked posh in a gray suit, while Victoria shone a chic figure in a cream midi dress while their posh event was broadcast on BBC One as part of Sunday’s Platinum Pageant coverage.
The advice of his wife, a fashion designer, was certainly in effect as David, who became OBE in 2003, gave advice to the ladies in the group.
He said: ‘Don’t wear too high heels because those few steps back are challenging’.
Before I joked, ‘It’s not obvious that I wore heels while receiving my own.’
Honored: David received OBE in 2003, while Victoria followed MBE 2017 (pictured together 2003)
Wonderful afternoon: Sitting at an elegant table, the couple enjoyed a sumptuous afternoon tea joined by their guests chatting with each other
Sitting at an elegant table, the couple enjoyed a sumptuous afternoon tea joined by their guests in an intimate conversation.
Addressing pregnant Becca Dean MBE, who was honored by Her Majesty for working in vulnerable communities, Victoria said: ‘Good advice would be to definitely ask for a place near the bathroom if you have a baby because you never know what might happen’.
While David, who shares sons Brooklyn (23), Cruz (17), Romeo (19) and daughter Harper (10), with the former Spice Girl added: ‘You may need more than a toilet if the water breaks.’
The former England captain revealed that Her Majesty, when he was in the palace, asked him ‘How is Victoria, how are the children?’ he said: ‘I couldn’t even answer, it was an amazing moment’.
Pictured from left to right: David King, Judith Harper, Saeed Atcha, Victoria Beckham, David Beckham, Becca Dean and Jewel Miah
Addressing pregnant Becca Dean MBE, who was awarded by Her Majesty for her work in vulnerable communities, Victoria said: ‘Good advice would be to make sure you ask for a place near the bathroom if you have a baby because you never know what might happen.
The couple then shared a fun moment after David asked, ‘Can we eat these cakes or are they props?’.
Just for Victoria he quickly replied, ‘I’m taking them home [their daughter] Harper, you can’t do any of that! ‘
Those who attended lunch for the couple included recipients such as Judith Harper, who became an MBE for foster care after feeding more than 100 children.
Lunch was also attended by Saeed Atcha, who became an MBE for Youth and Community Services in 2019.
At the age of 22, Atcha was the youngest winner on the 2019 list of decorations.
Community leader: Jewel Miah MBE, leader in the local football community in Oldham, are also on the list
Becca Dean MBE – co-founder of The Girls’ Network, which empowers young women from vulnerable communities – and Jewel Miah MBE, a leader in the local football community in Oldham, are also on the list.
David King MBE – who was awarded for his work in establishing the Cardiff Rivers Group, which brings together volunteers to clean the city’s rivers – has also been invited.
In a post posted on Instagram on Thursday, David, 47, hailed the Queen’s rule as “extraordinary”.
Honor: Those attending the lunch for the couple include MBE recipients such as Judith Harper (left), who received an MBE for foster care after adopting more than 100 children
Celebration: Beckham’s big jubilee lunch will air as part of the Platinum Choice on BBC One on Sunday, June 5
He wrote: ‘Today we celebrate the platinum jubilee of our queen. 70 years of service and inspiring leadership of our country. Let’s get together and celebrate her remarkable reign with great British entertainment over the next few days. ‘
Victoria, 48, also shared some Spice Girls reviews on Friday to mark the occasion, writing: ‘I hope you all have a super spicy jubilee weekend!’
The first video showed Victoria and her bandmates greeting the Queen in 1997 – while the next video of the group showed them sprawled on the Union Jack flag.
Retrospective: David shook hands with Her Majesty when the Queen named him OBE of Merit in Football in 2003
David shook hands with Her Majesty when the Queen proclaimed him OBE in 2003 for merits in football.
Victoria and the couple’s two sons, Brooklyn and Romeo, as well as David’s grandparents, were present to see him accept the honor.
Victoria also became OBE 2017 for services to the fashion industry.
The Power of Girls: Victoria, 48, shared some Spice Girls reviews on Friday to mark the occasion, writing: ‘We hope you all have a super spicy jubilee weekend!’ (Spice Girls in 1997)
Icons: Victoria shared some Spice Girls reviews to mark the occasion, writing: “I hope you all have a super spicy jubilee weekend! ‘ (pictured 1997)
In 2014, David was on the verge of becoming Sir on the New Year’s honor list until a warning of a ‘red flag’ from the HM Revenue and Customs Administration flooded his nomination.
The former footballer was one of dozens of wealthy celebrities who invested in the controversial Ingenious Media scheme to finance films and reduce the personal tax liability of investors. The HMRC has identified this scheme as a means of tax evasion.
But the source now told the publication: ‘David, like many celebrities who were in a relationship with Ingenious, did not know what was happening at the time.
Unbelievable: Victoria also became OBE 2017 for services to the fashion industry
‘His team first proactively approached HMRC almost two years ago, when David made his job independent, and then finally settled everything, once and for all, this year.’
They continued: ‘David was told in 2013 that the only reason he was neglected for the knighthood was a tax fiasco. Now that it has been cleared up, there is absolutely no reason not to pay homage to him.
“Obviously he would be completely delighted with the knighthood – but he has no illusions and will only believe it when he sees it.”
Iconic: David’s posts included images of the Queen from her childhood and images taken during the early years of her reign as head of state
After 70 long years on the throne, a turning point that no other monarch in British history has achieved, the Queen’s four-day platinum jubilee celebrations began.
The queen, then 25, ascended the throne on the 6th. February 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI.
Many gathered in the streets to mark the occasion, while many sports stars took to social media to pay tribute to the Queen for her service.
Three colors: the carriages left Buckingham Palace carrying the royal family to the mall this morning, with the Duchess of Cornwall along with Kate Middleton and her children