Queen Elizabeth to honour Gary Barlow for his musical efforts

Updated: Jun 10, 2012, 10:08 AM IST

London: Gary Barlow will receive an Order from the British Empire(OBE) honour from Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his musical efforts for the monarch`s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The 41-year-old is said to have been "surprised" by the news that the Queen wants to bestow the order of chivalry on him, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"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," said a source.

"Mr Barlow was told of Her Majesty`s offer a few weeks ago. He was quite surprised, but he has accepted it," the source added.