Take That will reportedly make a special appearance at King Charles’s concert at Windsor Castle in May, although one famous face from the group, Robbie Williams, is not expected to be joining them. The rumour comes after Adele, Ed Sheeran and the Spice Girls are all said to have turned down the opportunity to perform.
According to insiders, Gary Barlow is said to be “extremely keen to make it work” as details are hammered out behind the scenes.
One source, published in the Daily Mail, announced: “Gary has been leading the charge and things are being moved around to make it happen.
“They were asked some weeks back and jumped at the chance.”
The source continued that while the band members feel very honoured, it has been a challenge to get organised at very short notice.
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“The dream for the organisers would be for Robbie Williams to join them – that would be so special and quite a moment but that has been a difficult one to make work.”
The source added: “It will be a great boost for the King and indeed viewers at home.”
Gary has a well-documented love of royal events, and famously performed at the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee event back in 2012.
Not only did he perform at the star-studded Buckingham Palace concert, alongside the likes of Cheryl Tweedy, but he even wrote a song for the occasion along with Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber.
Gary, who met the Queen face to face several times, was also awarded an OBE for his services to music.
Speaking fondly of his memories of the royal matriarch, he once said that while her title was very “intimidating”, she herself wasn’t and that she pulled out all the stops to make him feel at ease.
Gary has also made multiple appearances at the annual Royal Variety Performance in the past.
The royal family suffered some setbacks recently, including the public friction caused by the release of Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir Spare.
Yet, to add to their strife, it has been reported that the BBC had struggled to find big name talents for the show.
Fortunately, the eagerly anticipated performance by Take That is expected to redress the balance in one of the biggest pop extravaganzas in British history.
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