Singer Katherine Jenkins has collected her Order of the British Empire from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
The Neath-born soprano, 33, was awarded the honour for her services to music and charity work. The performer, who has performed for royalty on many occasions, said last year she was “incredibly humbled” to be named in the New Year's Honours list. She said she shared the award with the charities she works with.
The singer is a trustee of the British Forces Foundation and towards the end of last year travelled with the organisation to Afghanistan to entertain troops.