Gary Barlow to receive honour from Queen Elizabeth
Press Trust of India
June 10, 2012 13:16 IST
Singer Gary Barlow will receive an
Order of British Empire from Queen Elizabeth in recognition of
his musical efforts for the monarch's Diamond Jubilee
The 41-year-old Take That star is said to have been
surprised by the news that the Queen wants to bestow the order
of chivalry on him, reported Sun online.
"The Queen was delighted with Gary Barlow's brilliant work
and dedication. She made it clear he should be rewarded at the
first available opportunity. Mr Barlow was told of Her
Majesty's offer a few weeks ago. He was quite surprised, but
he has accepted it," a source said.
Barlow had spent over a year organising a star-studded
concert at Buckingham Palace as part of the jubilee
celebrations, with performers including Stevie Wonder, Paul
McCartney, Robbie Williams and Shirley Bassey.
He also toured the commonwealth to record Sing, a track
he co-wrote with Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber to mark the
The singer's OBE is expected to be officially announced
next weekend with the release of the queen's birthday honours