designer will receive her award
in Queen Elizabeth’s New Year’s Honours
list, and the news was supposed to be kept a secret until it was
announced by Buckingham Palace, but it has since leaked after Victoria
informed family members.
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen told the Daily Mail: “Nominees are sworn to
secrecy, so she has broken the first rule of being offered the honour.
It would appear to be a breach of protocol and perhaps raises questions
over her suitability that she has leaked her own nomination. This
further discredits our honours system.”
And fellow Tory Peter Bone added: “It is certainly a betrayal of
etiquette, it is just not done. It is just wrong and I don’t understand
why anyone would leak something like that. To get an honour is extremely
important and it might well be for a very good reason but you just
don’t leak it. Full stop.”
– who was named a UN Goodwill Ambassador in 2014 – will receive her OBE for her charity work and contributions to fashion
Victoria’s husband David Beckham received an OBE in 2003.
Beckham/Posh Spice will be the first member of the Spice Girls to
receive the honor, though considering their enormous contributions to
the late '90s pre-teen culture and style, we expect she won't be the