Prince Philip and Kylie Minogue shared a laugh together during the singer's recent visit to Windsor Castle, where she was presented with the Britain-Australia Society Award for 2016. The pair were in high spirits during the private audience, which was held in the White Drawing Room. The Britain-Australia Society, for which the Duke has been Patron since 1970, aims to bring together people to advance the relationship between the two countries – be it through commerce, public service, education, sport, entertainment or culture.
Kylie and the Prince shared a laugh together
Speaking about the award, Kylie said: "I am delighted to accept this award from the Britain-Australia Society. I'm a proud 'Aussie' but Britain has a very strong place in my heart having lived and worked here for many years. The Society does a wonderful job to promote the rich cultural ties between the two countries and I am honoured to be recognised by them in this way."
Speaking about the Spinning Around star, the President of the Society, Lord Carrington, said: "I am delighted that Kylie Minogue is the recipient of the Britain-Australia Society Award for 2016. As an Australian comfortably based in the UK, she personifies the best traits of Australians and Britons – warm, amiable, easy-going, talented and industrious – in her case to a superlative extent. This award recognises not only her extensive public profile but also her status as a cultural ambassador with a foot firmly in both countries. The relationship between Australia and Britain is demonstrably stronger and warmer for her presence."
Kylie said she was "delighted" to receive the award
The Can't Get You Out of My Head singer had a difficult start to 2017 after splitting from her fiancé, Joshua Sasse, in February. Speaking about the relationship, she told Sydney Morning Herald: "I feel great actually. It's not been the easiest times of late but that is a purely personal matter and I have no regrets. Life is about love and experience and learning and evolving and I am richer and thankful for all of the experiences in my life. I'm also very touched and thankful for the generous support from my fans."