Victoria Beckham said she was "honoured and humbled" to receive her OBE from Prince William on Wednesday.
The former Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer, 43, cracked a rare smile as she accepted the accolade at a ceremony in London's Buckingham Palace.
Beckham was being honoured for her contribution to the British fashion industry.
Speaking afterwards, she said: "It was an absolute pleasure to be at Buckingham Palace today. I'm proud to be British, honoured and humbled to receive my OBE from the Duke of Cambridge.
"If you dream big and work hard you can accomplish great things.
"I'm so happy to share this very special occasion with my parents and husband; without their love and support, none of this would be possible."