Queen Elizabeth Was All Smiles Shaking Hands with David Beckham

It was clear Queen Elizabeth thoroughly enjoyed meeting with handsome David Beckham at the annual Queen’s Young Leaders Awards on Thursday.

She just beamed when she shook the soccer stud’s hand. Beckham looked equally pleased, as he joined others at Buckingham Palace to honor “exceptional young people” who are helping the world.

The queen and Beckham have met over the years, and it always brings a big smile to her face. Take this shot from a reception for the Football Association in 2002, for instance. Look how young Becks is!

David-Beckham-Queen-Elizabeth-2002
CREDIT: Getty Images

Her Royal Highness has been in the news of late, celebrating her 90th birthday and for a recent viral video of her scolding her grandson, Prince William, during the Trooping the Colour parade. It’s classic.