X Factor judge Gary Barlow has revealed that Prince Harry will perform on a song written by the Take That star to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
However, fans hoping to see the Prince throwing shapes or shredding a guitar solo at the Jubilee concert will be disappointed to learn that the young royal will only be playing the tambourine.
Barlow has written a track called Sing, which will be performed as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations with guest musicians from around the Commonwealth.
During an interview to be broadcast on tonight’s Graham Norton show, Barlow revealed that Prince Charles had assisted him with the content of the song.
He said: “In my chat with him he said, ‘If you really want the Queen to like this, find people; go and travel and find people’.”
Barlow also explained that he had recently presented plans for the concert to the Queen.
“I went, ‘Your Majesty, this is what the concert is going to look like, it’s going to be incredible, this is where it’s going to be in front of the palace’,” he said.
“And she said, ‘So all that equipment, how long is that going to take to dismantle?’ At this point I’m guessing, so I say, ‘About six or seven hours.’ And she said, ‘So, the concert finishes at half ten at night, which means you will be doing that all night at the front of the palace where my family lives’.”
Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, JLS and Voice UK judge Jessie J are also billed to perform at the event.