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Kylie Minogue is pretty much an honorary British citizen, and when she collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace today she gushed about ol' Blighty: "I feel deeply touched to be acknowledged by the UK, my adopted home, in this way." Accompanied by her parents Carol and Ron, and sister Dannii Minogue, Kylie added: "It was surprisingly emotional. I expected to be a little nervous, obviously very excited, but it was very emotional seeing all these people from different walks of life joining together for this event."

Click after the jump to find out what Kylie wore for the special day...

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Taking a look around Buckingham Palace the Antipodean singer, dressed in YSL star-spangled dress, said: "I'm imagining our family when we were kids saying to me, 'one day you're going to go to the Palace'. That would not have been believable."

She added: "It is an incredible honour for me to receive this award.

"It makes me feel both humble and proud to be recognised for doing a job that I love so much."

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