Alison Moyet cuts a stylish figure in a floral print dress as she receives an MBE from Princess Anne

Alison Moyet, 60, wears a stylish floral print dress to meet the monarchy as she is MBE made by Princess Anne and receives royal honors at Windsor Castle

Alison Moyet received an MBE from Anne, Princess Royal at Windsor Castle on Wednesday.

The singer, 60, real name Geneviève Ballard cut a stylish figure as she posed for photos holding her red lapel pin.

She wore a black and white dress with a floral pattern, with the garment cinching at the waist.

Decorated: Alison Moyet, 60, cut a stylish figure in a black and white floral-print dress as she received an MBE from Anne, Princess Royal at Windsor Castle on Wednesday

The star wore a pair of black high-heeled boots and went for a classic look with her makeup to show off her natural beauty.

Alison was seen smiling as she was presented with her knighthood at the royal residence.

She enjoyed a short chat with Princess Anne who pinned the prize on Alison’s dress.

Order of Excellence: Alison was seen smiling when presented with her knighthood at the royal residence

Order of Excellence: Alison was seen smiling when presented with her knighthood at the royal residence

Last year it was announced that Alison would receive an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

She has now joined the Order of the British Empire and is recognized for her contributions to music.

After the news was announced last June, she told Alison: ‘I’ve been awarded an MBE on Queen’s Day.

In good company: she enjoyed a short chat with Princess Anne who pinned the price on Alison's dress

In good company: she enjoyed a short chat with Princess Anne who pinned the price on Alison’s dress

Good news: it was announced that Alison would receive an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honors last year

Good news: it was announced that Alison would receive an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors last year

‘A remarkable, happy surprise for my 60th birthday. Basildon’s Alf with additional initials. I didn’t see that coming.

“Recognition for a life in music is always unpredictable and humbling.

“This doesn’t come with a goody bag or gym membership, so I don’t feel like such a bad thief.

Good work: She has now joined the Order of the British Empire and is recognized for her services to music

Good work: She has now joined the Order of the British Empire and is recognized for her services to music

Speaking: After the news was announced last June, she told Alison: 'I have been awarded an MBE on the occasion of the Queen's Birthday'

Speaking: After the news was announced last June, she told Alison: ‘I have been awarded an MBE on the occasion of the Queen’s Birthday’

Grateful: She continued,

Grateful: She continued, “A remarkable, happy 60th birthday surprise for me. Basildon’s Alf with additional initials. I didn’t see that coming’

Looking back: Alison, who became one of the UK's most successful singers in the 1980s, was half of pop act Yazoo

Looking back: Alison, who became one of the UK’s most successful singers in the 1980s, was half of pop act Yazoo

“Instead I think of my grandparents who toiled to rear. It makes me proud to be able to link their history to this. Thank you.’

Alison, who became one of the UK’s most successful singers in the 1980s, was one-half of pop act Yazoo with former Depeche Mode musician Vince Clarke before achieving success as a solo artist.

She has won three Brit awards and was nominated for a Grammy over the course of four decades and has collaborated with the likes of Nile Rodgers, Dusty Springfield and a-Ha.

Other music industry figures awarded this year include Skunk Anansie’s Rick Wakeman, Lulu and Skin.

Professional: She has won three BRIT awards and was nominated for a Grammy over the course of four decades, working with the likes of Nile Rodgers and Dusty Springfield

Professional: She has won three BRIT awards and was nominated for a Grammy over the course of four decades, working with the likes of Nile Rodgers and Dusty Springfield

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