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David Beckham & Etiquette at the Royal Wedding

Hilarie Blaney Modified: July 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm •  Published: May 3, 2011

When David Beckham arrived at Westminster Abbey for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton last week he was proudly displaying his Order of the British Empire Medal, a medal he received for his service to British soccer.

Photos from the beginning of the day’s events show that when David arrived his medal was pinned to his right lapel, a significant faux pas, as any kind of medal or lapel pin belongs on the left.

Someone in the know must have alerted David, as his medal was moved to the left later in the morning. Aside from his brief etiquette mishap, David looked absolutely sharp in his suit and tie.