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Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh presented the Britain-Australia Society Award 2016 to Kylie Minogue during an audience in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle on Tuesday, 4 April 2017.

Australian High Commissioner Alexander Downer and the Britain-Australia Society Chairman Peter Benson OAM were also present.


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The Britain-Australia Award recognises Australian and British individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Australia-UK bilateral relationship.

Past recipients include Barry Humphries AO CBE and The Lord Hague PC.

Prince Philip presents the Award to Kylie Minogue.

Prince Philip has been the patron of the Britain-Australia Society since 1970.

Kylie Minogue is a singer and actress who was born and raised in Melbourne. She shot to fame with her role as Charlene in the long-running Australian TV series, Neighbours, during the late 1980s, and had a hit with her cover of the Little Eva song, The Loco-Motion.

She released her debut album, Kylie, in 1988, and has dominated the international pop and dance charts with songs such as Can’t Get You Out of My Head, Get Outta My Way and Spinning Around.

Kylie has also made several movie appearances including The Delinquents (1989) and Moulin Rouge (2000), and she has appeared as a judge on The Voice UK (Season 3) and The Voice Australia and in British TV series including The Vicar of Dibley and Doctor Who.

Kylie was appointed an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2008 for recognition for services to music. She was inducted by the Australian Recording Industry Association into the ARIA Hall of Fame in November 2011.

However, Kylie Minogue is no stranger to Windsor Castle as she was one of the many performers at The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations last year.

See some of the highlights, including Kylie’s performance.

Visit the Britain-Australia Society website for more information.