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Singer Kate Bush to put CBE 'on top of Christmas tree'

The avant-garde British musician was honoured at a ceremony in Windsor Castle yesterday.

Kate Bush receives her CBE from Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle in Windsor. (Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

BRITISH MUSICIAN KATE BUSH has been made a CBE by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle – and dedicated the honour to her family.

Bush, famous for her avant-garde brand of music, said she was “incredibly thrilled with the honour”.

Bush – who had hits with songs such as The Man With the Child in His Eyes, Babooshka and Wuthering Heights – released her awarded-winning 10th studio album in 2011.

“I feel incredibly thrilled to receive this honour which I share with my family, friends and fellow musicians and everyone who has been such an important part of it all,” she said yesterday.

After receiving the award she joked: “Now I’ve got something really special to put on top of the Christmas tree.

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