Dame Shirley Bassey is among those honoured at Windsor Castle

Dame Shirley Bassey will be among those presented with an award at the investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on Tuesday.

The 87-year-old Welsh singer was appointed a Companion of Honour in the New Year Honours list for services to music, having been made a Dame in 1999.

Dame Shirley, known for the Bond songs Diamonds Are Forever and Goldfinger, has had an album in the top 40 of the British album charts for seven consecutive decades.

The King will preside over the ceremony.

“Music is a constant companion in my life.

“As a little girl growing up in Tiger Bay, I dreamed of travelling the world, but I never imagined my voice would ever take me to where I am today.

“Every step in my career has been about taking that opportunity, believing in myself and making that leap.

“I live to sing and love to perform.

“It has been a privilege to entertain audiences for over 70 years.

“My heart is full of emotion and I feel truly humbled.”

Also honoured on Tuesday will be Surrey and England cricketer Sam Curran, who was appointed MBE in the 2023 Birthday Honours.

England's Sam Curran during the 2022 T20 World Cup
England’s Sam Curran during the 2022 T20 World Cup (PA)

Scottish-born celebrity chef Adam Handling will also visit Windsor to receive an MBE (Royal British Empire) for services to the hospitality industry and international trade.

Handling won the BBC series Great British Menu in 2023 and was a finalist on MasterChef: The Professionals in 2013.