The British-Australian Award is given to individuals who make a ‘significant contribution’ to the Australia-UK relationship.And with Kylie’s long-running pop career, and hits such as I Should Be So Lucky, I Can’t Get You Out Of My Head and Spinning Round, it’s fair to say her contribution is way more than ‘significant’.
Kylie defended the Duchess of Cambridge, declaring she has a right to privacy.
And, judging by her reaction, it went down very well.
During the night, Harry had sat through comedian Jack Whitehall’s grilling of him, including a gag claiming Kylie had a crush on the red-haired prince, resulting in Harry famously ignoring Whitehall in the line-up as he greeted performers after the show.
She had earlier admitted her nerves ahead of the show, telling Alan Carr on his Channel 4 show: ‘I can’t tell you too much about the performance, but what I can say is that I am doing a medley.
In July 2008, Kylie was awarded an OBE for her services to music.
Presented it by Prince Charles, Kylie caused quite a stir when, as she said her goodbyes to him after being given her award, she grasped his hand in hers, strictly against the British etiquette of avoiding physical contact with the royals that goes beyond a quick handshake.