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"What a joke!": Twitter is SERIOUSLY unimpressed with Victoria Beckham getting an OBE

Mirror logo Mirror 20/04/2017

The internet was not happy about Victoria Beckham being given an OBE © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc The internet was not happy about Victoria Beckham being given an OBE She is certainly the most successful Spice Girl.

And, for Victoria Beckham , that was capped when she was awarded an OBE by Prince William on Wednesday afternoon.

The world's media looked on as the 43 year-old received the accolade at Buckingham Palace, where she was accompanied by husband David and parents, Jackie and Tony.

But, while they were certainly proud of the ex-singer, Twitter was less-than-enamored.

In fact, a sizeable proportion of them were vocally unhappy that the millionaire was honoured for simply having a fashion range.

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Earlier in the day a Twitter account for The Royal Family posted to the micro-blogging site: 'Victoria Beckham collected her #OBE from The Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace today, for services to the fashion industry.' 

Instantly, critics hit back, with one in particular saying: "Contribution to fashion?! Biggest joke."

Speaking emotively, another said: "My father has saved countless lives as a doctor but clearly that isn't in the same league as 'services to fashion'. Never got even a thanks."

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A third chimed in: "REALLY??? fashion warrants an OBE??? Ridiculous," while another sniped: "38 years in the NHS and no recognition! A joke."

Equally dismayed, another user wrote: "And she still cant bloody smile."

In part, the public's criticism comes from the fact that - despite her protestations of girl power - Victoria's eponymous label has been bailed-out financially be her husband David.

Becks, 41, came to the rescue after his wife's brand was left with a £3.8million deficit for 2014 despite a turnover of £34 million.

Wonderful day celebrating with my beautiful family x #BuckinghamPalace #OBE 🇬🇧 VB

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Thankfully, she did get some online support from her teenage son, Romeo.

"Mum, I love u so much and hope you have the best day ever!" he posted to Instagram.

"You are the most amazing mum and you are perfect In every way. I love how you make me laugh every day and whatever happens you always seem to be happy. I love you to the moon and back xx have the best day ever!!".

Related: Victoria Beckham's Style Evolution

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