Her album ’25’ won the award for BBC Radio 2 Album of the Year but the singer, who is currently wrapping up the US leg of her tour, was unable to attend the ceremony.
Williams collected the award in her stead and read out a message from the star.
“Thank you for this award, I feel a bit bad winning it when the album has been out for so long but nevertheless you know I love you, always have and always will,” she wrote.
Williams added: “I just like to say congratulations Adele, it is an honour to accept this award on your behalf. It’s a beautiful album and you are an incredibly deserving winner and also an amazing mum. She is an incredible mum. The hardest working mum in show-business.”
— BBC Sounds (@BBCSounds) December 12, 2016
The ‘Hello’ singer beat out Coldplay, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Michael Kiwanuka and Rick Astley to win the award.
Adele has also been nominated for five awards at next year’s Grammys, most notably for Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. Record Of The Year recognises every aspect of a track (performance, production, mixing…etc), while Song Of The Year focuses solely on the songwriting.