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.
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