Icon, Sir Elton John will be awarded a new prestigious honour for the acknowledgement of his six-decade career and his campaigning work towards Aids. 

The worldwide known musician will be made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour by Prince Charles at a Windsor Castle investiture ceremony. 

The 74-year-old singer-songwriter was knighted for services to music and charity back in 1998 and has sold over 300 million records across his six-decade career.

Sir Elton has also dedicated his life to charity including his own Elton John Aids Foundation and has been lobbying for action on HIV/Aids for nearly 40 years. 

The Order of the Companions of Honour was established back in 1917 by King George V for recognition of service of national importance. 

The honour is quite rare to receive with fellow broadcasters including Sir David Attenborough, actress Dame Judi Dench and fellow musical icon Sir Paul McCartney.