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Kylie Minogue honoured by Duke of Edinburgh for Anglo-Australian relations

The Duke of Edinburgh has met pop star Kylie Minogue during a private audience in Windsor Castle.

Philip welcomed the Australian star to the Queen's Berkshire residence where he presented her with an award honouring her contribution to Anglo-Australian relations.

The Duke handed over the Britain-Australia Society Award for 2016 in his capacity as patron of the Britain-Australia Society.

It is not Philip's first encounter with Minogue. He watched her perform at the Windsor Castle pageant in May last year, staged in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday, and met her during the red carpet line-up.

The performer, who already has an OBE, said after her award was announced at a reception at Australia House:

I'm a proud 'Aussie' but Britain has a very strong place in my heart having lived and worked here for many years. The Society does a wonderful job to promote the rich cultural ties between the two countries and I am honoured to be recognised by them in this way.

– Kylie Minogue