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Last Updated: Thursday July 03 2008 11:01 GMT

Prince honours Kylie at Palace

Prince Charles giving Kylie her OBE medal

Pop star Kylie Minogue has been given a top honour by Prince Charles to recognise her chart-topping career.

Kylie was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, but this is the first chance she's had to pick it up from Buckingham Palace.

Anybody can be nominated for an honour for doing something special in their life, but the Queen, with help from the Prime Minister, decides who gets them.

When she first found out about her OBE, Kylie said she was "deeply honoured".

Russell T Davies

The Australian singer and actress, who's also starred in Dr Who, has been topping the charts for around 20 years.

But it seems she's got no plans to hang up her microphone any time soon - she recently said she planned to carry on singing on stage until she's 60!

Honoured celebs

OBE stands for Officer of the Order of the British Empire and is part of a group of honours which were created by King George V during world war one.

Other celebs with OBEs include David Beckham and Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies.