Bonnie Tyler, a Welsh rock singer, was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire on February 1 at Windsor Castle for her contributions to music.
Tyler is best known for her 1983 single “Total Eclipse Of The Heart.” She is 71 years old.
She accepted the MBE from Prince William, stating that the award demonstrated that “anyone from any background can be successful.”
She continued, despite being recognized for a five-decade career, that she is just a small-town Welsh girl who loves to sing. As a result, this honor means a great deal to her, her family, and her friends.
On Wednesday, the deep-throated singer, who was supported by husband Robert Sullivan, also revealed she would be celebrating with her loved ones over dinner.
She declared that today would be a day she would never forget. She describes herself as a happy girl who is excited to try fine dining with her husband, sister, and sister’s husband.
The Welsh singer was honored alongside actress Pauline Quirke, best known for her role as Sharon Theodopolopodous in the popular comedy series Birds Of A Feather.
The Welsh rock musician stated that she will never get tired of singing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” while receiving this award.
The 71-year-old singer’s ballad was released forty years ago, but she considers herself extremely lucky to be able to perform it alongside her other smash hit, “Holding Out For A Hero.”
Tyler, who was honored by the Prince of Wales on Wednesday, told the PA news agency that many people ask her if she gets tired of singing it, but she says she doesn’t. Everyone loves it, including her.
She stated that she never expected to be awarded an MBE, but accepted it without hesitation because her parents would be so proud of her.
Gaynor Sullivan, who was born in Skewen, Wales, is a Prince of Wales Foundation ambassador who visited Prince William and his family at Cardiff Castle last year. She stated that she did not expect the prince to be a fan of her music, but she remembered a “beautiful gesture” from their first meeting.
Tyler stated that they had a delightful conversation about her musical career as the Prince of Wales presented her with her MBE. Tyler has released over 15 albums in her five decades in the music industry and has no plans to slow down. She recently completed a major tour of Brazil and South America and claims to be much more well-known in other countries. She will be in Denmark and Belgium in March.