While Victoria Beckham is in celebratory mood after revealing that she is to receive an OBE, she is has found herself at the centre of controversy for going public with the news before the official announcement was made.
The 42-year-old popstar-turned-fashion designer, who is to be recognised for her services to fashionand charity work, has been accused of “a betrayal of etiquette” after prematurely leaking the news on Wednesday (28 December).
Tory MP Peter Bone slammed the former Spice Girl telling Mail Online: “It is certainly a betrayal of etiquette, it is just not done. It is just wrong and I don’t understand why anyone would leak something like that.
“To get an honour is extremely important and it might well be for a very good reason but you just don’t leak it. Full stop,” he added.
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen waded into the row saying the breach of protocol “further discredits our honours system”.
“Nominees are sworn to secrecy, so she has broken the first rule of being offered the honour. It would appear to be a breach of protocol and perhaps raises questions over her suitability that she has leaked her own nomination,” he said according to Sky News.