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Queen Elizabeth awards Gary Barlow an OBE
Nov 21, 2012, 16:02 GMT
Britain's Queen Elizabeth awarded Gary Barlow an OBE today (21.11.12).
The Take That frontman said he felt 'deeply honoured' to be given the accolade - for services to the entertainment industry and to charity - by the 86-year-old monarch at her London residence Buckingham Palace
Gary was behind the triumphant Diamond Jubilee concert - staged at the palace during a special bank holiday weekend in June - which featured a host of stars including Stevie Wonder, Robbie Williams and Sir Paul McCartney who played to the queen and a televised audience of millions.
He also co-wrote the single 'Sing' - which celebrated the queen's 60 years on the throne - with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, which topped the UK singles chart.
Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet was also at Buckingham Palace today to collect her CBE, for her services to drama and says she enjoyed chatting to the queen.
The mother-of-two said: 'She asked me if I enjoyed acting and I said yes I liked it but not as much as being a mother. She said, 'It is the best job.' '
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