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Queen Elizabeth has met more than her fair share of celebrities during her tenure as the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, and surely she’s enjoyed spending time with them all. But, on Tuesday, her majesty beamed with joy as she shook hands with who appeared to be her favorite person ever — David Beckham.

Yes, forget other kings, queens, presidents, and world leaders. It seems the Queen is just like the rest of the world and turns into a giddy little kid at the first sight of the soccer superstar.

According to People, Beckham joined the queen, along with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, for Tuesday’s celebration of the Queen’s Young Leaders event. There, the royal group celebrated young change-makers from across the Commonwealth.

“They are incredible people,” Beckham told People about the young honorees. “It’s a great thing to be part of — to be around young kids and young people that have got really bright futures and aspirations to become great leaders.”

As People also noted, this isn’t the first time the Queen and Beckham have spent time together. In fact, he was on hand during the same event in both 2015 and 2016 to personally hand out awards.

It appears Beckham and his entire family — wife Victoria and kids Brooklyn, 19, Romeo, 15, Cruz, 13, and Harper, 6 — are all rather friendly with the Windsor family. And the Queen, for one, has never looked less than thrilled to greet him.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with former England footballer David Beckham as in London on June 22, 2015
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets England's former football player David Beckham (R) as he attends the Queen's Young Leaders Awards at Buckingham Palace in London on June 23, 2016.
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Queen Elizabeth II meets England soccer captain David Beckham on November 19th 2002
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In 2015, the kids all spent some quality time with Prince Harry while their dad participated in a charity soccer match for UNICEF. The Beckhams also attended the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011 and last month’s nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

So really, it’s no surprise the Queen was delighted to see him. After all, he is kind of the king of soccer.