Gary Barlow is 'national treasure' says Prince Charles

Royal praises the Take That musician at the Music Industry Trust Awards

Prince Charles has praised Gary Barlow for his service to the music industry and his charitable work.

The prince could not attend the Music Industry Trust Awards as he's currently in Australia, but sent Barlow a video message.

'I cannot thank you enough for all the pleasure you have given to so many people through your music' said Charles 'but also your charitable endeavours.

'Over the past 25 years you have become one of the great stars of the British music industry' continued the royal 'and you are the very embodiment of that rare species — a national treasure

'It seems to me that you inspire goodwill wherever you go and that your appeal transcends the ages — a very rare feat indeed if I may say so.' concluded the Prince of Wales.

The Take That musician was presented with an accolade for his work in music and charity at the Music Industry Trust Awards.
Friends such as Heart's Jason Donovan and Emma Willis attended the event to support Barlow.