Kate's message after receiving her CBE
I feel incredibly thrilled to receive this honour which I share with my family, friends and fellow musicians and everyone who has been such an important part of it all.
Now I've got something really special to put on top of the Christmas tree.
The 'everyone' in the quote above of course includes all of you. Thank you so very much for all your fantastic support and encouragement. I feel extremely privileged to still have an audience. It's you that have made my work, which would otherwise have just been creative projects, into a success.
Many, many thanks to the best fans ever,
PS I hate the term 'fans' but couldn't think of how else to word it.