Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has received a top gong for her services to music today in England.

According to The Royal Family Facebook page, 74-year-old Te Kanawa posed with her medal for an official portrait photo.

"Congratulations to Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, who became a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour, for services to music today."

"The Soprano singer received the Order from the Prince of Wales in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today."

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Dame Kiri was joined by other award winners including equestrian William Fox-Pitt, boxer Anthony Joshua and Former Northern Ireland Women's Football captain Sara Booth.

View the whole gallery below to view the winners and their accolades.