DAVID Beckham posted a touching tribute to his grandparents earlier today, after attending the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards last night.
The former England footballer shared a picture of him with the Queen at the award ceremony, and explained how proud his grandparents would have been to see the image.
He captioned the snap: “I was so honored to meet The Queen and some inspiring young people yesterday and Buckingham Palace .
“@queensyoungleaders is an important initiative that celebrates & acknowledges the work of young people throughout the Commonwealth .. So proud to support..
“On a personal note I miss my Nan & Grandad everyday and I know how proud they would of been of this picture of their grandson and Her Majesty …”
Other high profile guests that joined David at the event included Jimmy Choo, Sir John Major, and Sir Lenny Henry.
The Queen was joined by her grandchildren, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, as well as Prince Harry, who gave a short speech.
The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards recognises and celebrates young people across the Commonwealth who use their skills to change lives for the better.
Speaking before the event, David said: “I want my children to be inspired by these guys. Whatever they go onto be, as long as they have dreams and aspirations, then what better people to look at than these young men and women.
“Just being here, it gives me goosebumps just driving through the gate. I’ve been here a couple of times now and every time it is very special.”
He added to Mail Online: “It’s so nice to see these young men and women come here that are so passionate about what they want to do in life, their dreams, it’s just something that’s so special to them.
“The excitement in the palace was really incredible and it’s amazing they get to meet Her Majesty and the chance to experience something like this.”