VB: ‘i don’t trust my Friends’
From Wannabe to OBE, Victoria Beckham has really made it. But it hasn’t been easy…
While Victoria Beckham might be proud of the fact she’s transformed from a pop star into a global style icon, last week’s recognition of the huge impact she’s had on the fashion industry was a defining moment for the designer.
Facing Prince William, Vic smiled as she stepped up to receive her honour and become Victoria Beckham OBE (or ‘VBOBE’ as we’re affectionately calling her now). We’re told it’s this nod from royalty that she sees as her biggest achievement so far.
‘It was an absolute pleasure to be at Buckingham Palace today,’ said Victoria, 43. ‘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.’
‘It’s a massive life moment for her,’ says our well-placed source. ‘She works very hard and tries not to be bothered about what others think of her, but this honour really matters to her.’
The OBE shows just how far VB has come. The star’s one of the most hard-working women in the business, looking after her own fashion collection, accessories range and cosmetics line, launching fusion collection Victoria Beckham x Target just two weeks ago and guiding the career paths of her four children (she recently trademarked Harper’s name and next it’s Brooklyn’s photography book in June). But it hasn’t been without great personal sacrifice.
Only last week the star admitted that she doesn’t have many close allies: ‘I don’t have a lot of friends… I’m very close to my sister and a friend I went to school with, and then three or four others,’ she said.
It’s not surprising: Victoria’s already racked up thousands of air miles in the past three months, travelling to and from the US for business and taking holidays with her brood. But Vic’s never been one to dwell on her problems, saying she doesn’t ‘ever feel lonely’.
‘She’s proud of herself but she knows how many sacrifices she’s had to make – there’ve been a lot,’ says our source. ‘She has a very limited group of people she can really trust, which has been difficult, and she doesn’t get to really relax ever. I know she wouldn’t change anything, though.’
Still, we’re told that her OBE honour has made her reflect on how much she’s done and left her wondering about the future. ‘I think she feels like she’s reached the summit and now wonders what her new challenges could be,’ says our insider. ‘She’s absolutely thrilled to get the honour and wouldn’t change it for the world, but at the same time it’s really made her think about how she can set new challenges for herself when she’s reached such heights.’
We’re proud of you, Posh, but can you fit more on your plate? Maybe you just need some downtime…
This honour really matters to her