Victoria Beckham to get OBE for fashion and charity work

By Wade Sheridan   |   Dec. 29, 2016 at 7:22 AM
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LONDON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Victoria Beckham has been tapped to receive one of the highest honors in Britain for her contributions in fashion and charity work.

People magazine reported Beckham has been named to the Queen's Honours List for 2017. She will receive an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, or OBE, in the coming year.

The 42-year-old mother of four became a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador in 2014 and has worked to spread awareness of HIV and AIDS.

Beckham in the past has designed T-shirts for World AIDS Day that helped benefit charities fighting the disease.

In November, she designed and sold an AIDS Day T-shirt featuring a drawing by 5-year-old daughter Harper with profits being donated to Born Free Africa, an organization focused on ending mother-to-child HIV transmission.

Beckham joins a list of fellow fashion designers who have received an OBE, including Jimmy Choo and Sarah Burton.

Husband and soccer player David Beckham received an OBE in 2003 for his achievements in sports.

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