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Katherine Jenkins is to receive an OBE at Buckingham Palace on Friday afternoon, and the Welsh songstress has posted a video on the internet on her way to the palace.
“Morning everyone!” begins the stunning operatic singer, dressed in a colourful dress and beautiful pink headpiece. “We’re in the car, on the way to Buckingham Palace to get my OBE which is very exciting.
“I’m also quite nervous,” adds the 33-year-old.
“I really, really can’t wait for this day,” she says, before revealing which designers she has chosen for the special occasion.
“Going very British today, flying the flag for the UK. Dress by Preen, hat by the wonderful Philip Treacy and little purse by Anya Hindmarch.”
The star goes on to send a “little message” to her fans: “Thank you for all your amazing support, I love you all and I can’t wait to see you soon.”
Despite revealing she’s nervous Katherine also seems very excited in the video
Katherine, who has performed for royalty on several occasion, will collect her New Year Honours for her services to music and charity work.
She said she was “incredibly humbled” when it was announced that she would receive the honour back in December. She said: “To accept such an award after only a decade of service to music and charity comes as a wonderful surprise.
“I share this award with the charitable bodies I am so privileged to work with, especially to those brave servicemen and women who risk so much for us all on a daily basis.”
The songstress leads a group of prominent women including actresses Penelope Keith and Angela Lansbury who become Dames, and the star of the Oxo adverts, Lynda Bellingham, who has also been awarded an OBE.
Former Loose Women panellist Lynda, 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”.
Others to be recognised for their contribution to the world of entertainment include Turner prize winning artist Susan Philipsz and fashion designer Phoebe Philo.
Phoebe began her career at Chloe as Stella McCartney’s design assistant, rising to become the label’s creative director in 2001. She later moved to French fashion house Celine, where she is now the creative director.
Police officer Claire Murphy also made it to the New Year Honours list. She will receive a Queen’s Gallantry medal for her courage after bravely jumping into the fast-flowing River Irwell in Salford to save a woman.