Congratulations Your Majesty! David and Victoria Beckham join fellow celebrities in video tribute to Queen Elizabeth

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By Colette Fahy

Thank you You Majesty: David and Victoria Beckham were among a host of celebrities who paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth for her Diamond Jubilee

David and Victoria Beckham made a special video to congratulate Queen Elizabeth on her Diamond Jubilee.

The soccer star and his fashion designer wife – who are close friends with the royals and attended Prince William’s wedding last year – appeared in a tribute piece on the BBC to pass on their congratulations on her 60-year-reign.

David, looking dapper in a dark suit and white shirt, spoke on behalf of the couple, who were seated side by side on matching chairs.

Victoria watches on as her husband David thanks the monarch for everything on behalf of their family and the entire country

David said: ‘I’d just like to say from us, me, Victoria, our family and the entire country, congratulations Your Majesty.’

With a slight smile on her face, Victoria – who wore an orange halterneck dress with her hair in a fashionable side plait – let her husband do the talking.

The Beckham’s relationship with the royal family goes back years.

Victoria bows her head as David finishes up the couple's video message to Queen Elizabeth

When Victoria was a member of chart topping group The Spice Girls in 1997, they famously met the monarch following their appearance in the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium

David and William - who is president of the English Football Association - became close after leading England's failed bid to host the 2018 soccer World Cup, resulting in an invitation to attend the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey last year.

David, 37, received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Queen Elizabeth in 2003 and previously revealed she had shocked him by knowing details of his personal life when they met at a dinner for President Barack Obama's visit to London last year.

Spare tickets for the tour: Diversity joked they had some extra tickets for their upcoming performances if Queen Elizabeth wanted to come see them

Diversity's Ashley Banjo thanked the queen for providing inspiration for them and said performing for her had changed their lives

Speaking on Craig Ferguson's late-night talk show in the US, before the birth of daughter Harper last August, David - who has children Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz with Victoria - said: ‘Funnily enough she knew I was having a baby in six weeks. It shocked me that she knew. I love the Queen.’

However, they weren’t the only people who paid tribute to the royal in special video messages.

Britain’s Got Talent host David Walliams passed on his congratulations but jokingly added he wanted an invitation to tea at the palace.

Thank you for the horses: Jockey Frankie Detorri who rode horses for the Queen said he hopes the Diamond Jubilee is the beginning of more good things to come

He said: ‘Your Majesty, I just want to say thank you and please invite me to Buckingham Palace. It doesn’t have to be after I’ve swam the Thames again or anything like that, just have me round for tea.’

Jockey Frankie Detorri who has ridden some of the monarch’s horses said, ‘Thank you for the memories, the horses I rode for you and I hope this Diamond Jubilee is only the beginning of many years to come.’

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said he was proud of what the queen and her family have achieved

Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity, who performed for Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Performance added: ‘Thank you Your Majesty for giving us the inspiration to compete and perform for you at the Royal Variety Performance.

‘We’ve got some spare tickets left for our tour if you want to come, so just let us know.’

EastEnders veteran Barbara Windsor also paid tribute, saying ‘Thank you ma'am for being you and looking after is all these years.’

Posh meets royalty: Victoria Beckham memorably met the queen with the Spice Girls in 1997

David received his OBE from Buckingham Palace in 2003 accompanied by Victoria