Opera star Katherine Jenkins to collect OBE

Singer Katherine Jenkins and actress Lynda Bellingham are among the celebrities who will collect their New Year Honours at Buckingham Palace today.

Welsh operatic star Katherine Jenkins will collect an OBE today Credit: PA

The Welsh operatic star, who has had a string of hits and has performed for royalty many times, will receive an OBE for her services to music and charity work.

The 33 year-old said she was "incredibly humbled" after it was announced earlier this year that she would receive the honour.

Former Loose Women panellist Lynda Bellingham will also pick up an OBE.The actress, 65, who late last year announced she had been diagnosed with cancer, said her award was "a fantastic way to move forward" following a"tough year".