Pop singer Ariana Grande has reportedly turned down a damehood offered following her charity work in the wake of the bombing at her Manchester Arena concert last year.
The US pop star was said to have been offered the top award as part of the Queen's new year's honours list after she visited victims of the terror attack in hospital and organised a charity concert in the city.
She was praised at the time for returning to Manchester just a month later to hold the One Love Manchester charity concert so soon after the bombing, which has reportedly left her suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
It has been reported that even though the singer was honoured to be asked, she felt it was too soon to accept in the wake of the May 22 2017 atrocity, that killed 23 people including suicide bomber Salman Abedi.
It is thought the pop star thought some of the families still grieving might see it as insensitive at this time.