Adele quietly receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

Singer Adele, who won a record six Grammy Awards in the US last year and an Oscar for Skyfall has largely kept out of the limelight since becoming a mother, but received an MBE award today at Buckingham Palace.

The performer, who wore a dark turquoise patterned dress, did not stop to speak to the waiting press inside the royal residence.

Adele Adkins holding her MBE for services to music presented to her by the Prince of Wales Credit: PA

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Singer Adele receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

Singer Adele has capped a memorable year by being awarded an MBE by the Prince of Wales.The performer has become a worldwide phenomenon with her debut album 19 and the follow-up 21 selling millions of copies both at home and abroad.