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12/19/2013 11:29 am ET

Adele Receives Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire Honor, Looks Beautiful Doing It

Oh Adele, how we've missed you so!

The soulful British singer is quite a rare sighting these days, as she's taken on her role of mom as a full-time job. But the 25-year-old did step out earlier today (Dec. 19) to receive a major royal honor: an MBE medal from Prince Charles himself at Buckingham Palace.

Adele is now a Member of the Order of the British Empire and her honor of excellence is one reserved for exemplary British subjects, explains People. She's earned hers for "services to music."

The singer looked gorgeous in a blue and green dress while at the Palace, her hair in a beehive and a stylish veil over her face. Befitting her age, she also went with whimsical nail art, and sported crowns on her lacquered fingers.

Earlier in the week, the "Someone Like You" singer received another, albeit less royal, mention: her album, "21," was named Amazon's highest-selling album of all time.

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