Adele has been awarded an MBE for services to music.

Singer Adele has been awarded an MBE for services to music at Buckingham Palace.

The 25-year-old Someone Like You hitmaker, who became a worldwide phenomenon following the success of debut album 19 and follow-up 21, was presented the prestigious accolade by the Prince of Wales during an investiture ceremony.

She chose a stunning dark patterned dress with black tights and matching patent heels for the special occasion. Her chic look was completed with a subtle hairpiece which featured a netted veil.

The London-born star shot to fame when she became the first winner of the Brits Critics' Choice Award in 2008.

She went on to become the first woman to have two singles and two albums in the UK top five at the same time.

The chart-topping albums spurned hits including, Rolling in the Deep, Chasing Pavements and Set Fire To The Rain.

In 2012, she welcomed her first child with partner Simon Konecki. She has a tattoo of the letter A behind her ear, thought to be in honour of her son Angelo.

In the past, she has revealed that her second album '21' was inspired by a "rubbish relationship" but recently insisted she was "done being a bitter witch" since finding love with 39-year-old Konecki.

The MBE comes just months after she won the best song Oscar for Skyfall and received a record six Grammy awards in the US.