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Queen honours Victoria Beckham for her HIV AIDS work

December 30, 2016

The Queen’s New Year’s Honours list is to recognise Victoria Beckham.

The fashion designer is to be appointed an OBE for her entrepreneurial work and charity work on the issues of HIV AIDS.

The campaigner has caused outrage however – seeming to reveal the news days before the official embargo.

Mrs Beckham is a goodwill ambassador for the UN’s anti-AIDS programme.

“Many of us live incredibly lucky, blessed lives and we have a responsibility to help others less fortunate in whichever way we can,” she previously told The Metro, discussing her HIV AIDS campaigning.

“[Defeating the virus] would be a huge contribution to the world for future generations.”

The 42-year-old added: “The main thing I learnt is prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is possible with affordable, readily available medications.”

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