We wish we could trade places with Queen Elizabeth right now!

David Beckham reunited with the royal at the Buckingham Palace on Thursday, June 23 as a special guest at her second annual Young Leaders Awards event — and we're loving the awesome pic of the two shaking hands!

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David and Queen Elizabeth on June 23.

"It's the second year I've been involved in the program and I'm continually impressed by these inspiring young people who are running amazing projects around the world," David, 41, wrote on his Instagram about the special occasion.

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"I was so honored to meet The Queen and some inspiring young people yesterday at Buckingham Palace. Young Leaders is an important initiative that celebrates & acknowledges the work of young people throughout the Commonwealth. So proud to support," the soccer star continued in a subsequent post. "On a personal note I miss my Nan & Grandad everyday and I know how proud they would of been of this picture of their grandson and Her Majesty." So sweet!

Click through the gallery below to see more stars who’ve met royal family members!