Queen Elizabeth has awarded Kate Bush a CBE for services to music during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle yesterday.
Kate Bush has become one of the most respected singer-songwriters of the last 40 years and has released 10 studio albums.
The singer-songwriter, who was catapulted to fame in 1978 when Wuthering Heights became a worldwide hit said she was thrilled and honoured with the recognition of a CBE.
Bush, who rarely makes public appearances or gives interviews said in a statement:
“I feel incredibly thrilled to receive this honour which I share with my family, friends and fellow musicians and everybody who has been such an important part of it all,” she said.
“Now I’ve got something special to put on top of the Christmas tree.”
Some of Kate Bush’s hit singles include Running Up That Hill, Babooshka and This Woman’s Work.
She has also recorded collaborations with some of the biggest names in music, including Sir Elton John, Eric Clapton and Prince. The CBE will now take pride of place next to Bush’s Brit and Ivor Novello awards.
At last year’s Olympic Closing Ceremony “Running Up That Hill” was played and subsequently re-entered the UK Charts at No.2 the following week.
After the investiture, Bush decided to leave Windsor Castle through a different exit and declined to speak to journalists directly.