Dagenham singer Sandie Shaw collects MBE from Buckingham Palace
PUBLISHED: 13:58 08 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:10 08 February 2018
Dagenham-born singer Sandie Shaw said she was thrilled to be honoured at Buckingham Palace as she collected her MBE.
The star, who was named in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list, said the Prince of Wales seemed “stunned” that the 70-year-old was only now being given an award.
Following her conversation with Prince Charles, she said: “He was a bit stunned it had taken so long. He said ‘Why? Why has it taken so long for you to get here?’
“I told him the truth - the truth is that women in music haven’t tended to be honoured in the past, certainly not in the 60s.”
Asked if the prince had agreed with her, she replied: “I wouldn’t like to say.”
She added: “He said he was glad I was here now.”
And Sandie, who scored Britain’s first Eurovision Song Contest win in 1967 with her hit Puppet On A String, revealed she does not take much interest in the singing contest - admitting she never watches it.