Adele honored by Prince Charles

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Friday, 20 December 2013 | 1537 Total Views


25-year-old British singer Adele was yesterday honoured with the MBE by the Prince of Wales Prince Charles. The singer and Mother of one at Buckingham Palace today met the 65-year-old royal and received her Member of the Order of the British Empire.

Adele has become a worldwide phenomenon with her debut album 19 and the follow-up 21 selling millions of copies across the globe.

Her chart-topping releases made her the perfect choice to sing the theme to the James Bond movie Skyfall - the song that landed her an Oscar in February this year.

The Tottenham-born singer, who gave birth to her first child in October 2012, did not stop to speak to the waiting press inside the royal residence today and is known for being very private when it comes to her personal life.

In the past, she has revealed that her second album '21' was inspired by a "rubbish relationship", but she has gone on to find love with partner Simon Konecki, the father of her son Angelo.

Earlier this year she unveiled a tattoo of the letter A behind her ear, thought to be in honour of her child.

Adele - whose full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins - was born when her mother was 18, to a father she says she never knew.

From an early age she wanted to sing and her mother regularly arranged the lamps in her house to form a spotlight so Adele could perform to family and friends.

She was offered a recording contract with XL Recordings after a friend posted her demos on MySpace soon after she graduated from the performing arts Brits School in Croydon in 2006.

Her debut album '19' also inspired by heartache, and went straight to number one when it was released in 2008.