Gary Barlow Makes Time for Royalty at Christmas

A Christmas tradition in Gary Barlow's household is to sit around the telly to watch Queen Elizabeth's annual address to the nation
Gary Barlow Makes Time for Royalty at Christmas
Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow's family always watch Queen Elizabeth's speech on Christmas Day (25 December).

The Take That frontman - who organised the Diamond Jubilee concert in honour of the monarch in the summer - says it's part of their tradition to watch the British queen address the nation and is extra excited about this year's speech because it's been such a momentous year for the UK.

He said: "I don't think I'll be getting a Christmas card from the Queen! She's had a great year, though, hasn't she? It's a bit of a tradition in our house to watch the Queen's speech, and I think this year will be extra special. The Jubilee was amazing, though - just such a brilliant, special day with some amazing people."

Gary - who has three children, Daniel, 12, Emily, 10, and three-year-old Daisy, with wife Dawn - can't wait for Christmas and is looking forward to spending lots of time with his family.

He said: "It's a really nice cosy family affair - lots of food and drink and just good quality time with the family."

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