The ENGLAND captain received the OBE today (27NOV03) at London's Buckingham Palace, and was touched when the British monarch expressed concern for his well-being.
Beckham and his pop star wife VICTORIA have become the target of frenzied speculation about the state of their marriage since he moved to play for REAL MADRID - and even the Queen was concerned over the strain of splitting his life between England and Spain.
Beckham says, "She said it's a great honour for her to be giving me the award.
"She asked me about traveling back and forward playing football and I said it's not a problem. I said it's a great honour to be here with Her Majesty."27/11/2003 17:20