The Queen of England hosted a star-studded reception yesterday, 22nd of June at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the first ever winners of her Young Leaders programme. The Scheme recognises contribution of young people in the Commonwealth. 60 young people received awards for their work in local communities .
32 year old Nollywood actress Stephanie Okereke-Linus and her husband were among those specially invited by the Queen of England.
David Beckham, Fearne Cotton, David Walliams and Sir John Major also attended the ceremony
The winners received a special package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK in association with Cambridge University. They also met with Prime Minister, David Cameron, at 10 Downing Street before visiting Twitter UK headquarters and the BBC World Service.
David Beckham told the audience: "I do not claim to be a public speaker and I am not an expert in the fields some of you are. I am honoured to be here this evening. With people like you I know the world will become a better place.
...... "Congratulations, well done and I'm very proud to be here. Good luck in the future. I'm sure you are going to make us all proud".
The awards was part of a five year programme established by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society to honour the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.