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In pictures: Arise, Sir Tom Jones

Sir Tom Jones arriving at the palace

Tom Jones was born in Treforest, Pontypridd, in 1940 and began singing as a schoolboy.

Sir Tom Jones with the Beverley Sisters

The Beverley Sisters were delighted to meet the singing legend as they were awarded their MBEs.

Sir Tom Jones at the palace

Sir Tom has sold millions of records during his career and was awarded an OBE in 1999.

Sir Tom Jones

The singer was invested under his real name, Thomas Woodward.

Sir Tom Jones

Sir Tom said accepting the knighthood was a "great and humbling honour".


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