Adele receives royal honor at Buckingham Palace

Adele holds her MBE award for services to music after it was presented to her by Prince Charles at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Dec. 19, 2013, in London. John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Adele has earned herself another accolade, but this one came with a royal audience.

The "Someone Like You" singer was at Buckingham Palace in London on Thursday, where she was honored with a MBE (member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) presented to her by Prince Charles.

Introduced as "Miss Adele Adkins," the 25-year-old "beamed from ear to ear" as Charles pinned the medal -- given for her services to music -- to her long-sleeved Stella McCartney dress, the Daily Mail reports. The two then spoke briefly before she shook hands with the royal and curtsied before walking away.

In a statement issued after the ceremony, she said: "It was an honor to be recognized and a very proud moment to be awarded alongside such wonderful and inspirational people. Very posh indeed."

Others honored during Thursday's ceremony included Paralympians Josie Pearson and Aled Davies, rocker P.J. Harvey and author Joan Harris. 

That wasn't the only honor Adele picked up this week – it was also revealed that the Grammy, Golden Globe and Oscar-winner's hit album "21" has been named Amazon's bestselling album of all time, selling more than 28 million copies worldwide.

 
  • Jessica Derschowitz

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