Meghan Markle’s awkward moment with Gary Barlow after she thought he joked – ‘Serious!’

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GARY BARLOW exchanged an awkward moment with Meghan Markle after the Duchess mistook the Take That singer’s Prince Harry revelation as a joke, unearthed accounts show.

Meanwhile controversial television presenter Jeremy Clarkson returns to the show alongside comedy writer and actor Stephen Merchant.

Mr Barlow achieved huge success in the Nineties as part of Manchester boy band Take That.

After an acrimonious split in 1996, amid tensions between Mr Barlow and the enigmatic Robbie Williams, the band reformed 10 years later to release their fourth studio album ‘The Circus’.Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow exchanged an awkward moment with Meghan (Image: Getty)

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Barlow found massive success as part of Take That (Image: Getty)

The album, recorded without Mr Williams, was a hit and in 2010 the Stoke-born singer rejoined the band to release ‘Progress’, which at the time was the fastest selling album of the 21st century.

While riding their second wave of success Take That rubbed shoulders with A-listers and royalty.

In 2018, the band played the Royalty Variety Show and before the performance, they were filmed chatting with Prince Harry and Meghan.

Harry was caught deep in small talk with Take That members and marvelled at the fact the boy band had formed 30 years ago.

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Meghan didn’t know whether Mr Barlow was joking or not (Image: Getty)

Meghan touched her hair awkwardly before politely laughing, as though she didn’t know whether the former X Factor judge was joking.

In response Mr Barlow added: “We’re serious!”

Harry then chipped in to confirm the Take That singer’s story, saying: “In Jamaica, wasn’t it?”Take That

Take That were performing the Royal Variety Show (Image: Getty)

Mr Barlow then replied: “That’s right. He really is on there.”

Meghan’s eyes widened, and she then said: “Oh my goodness, you learn something new every day.”

Though it is uncertain whether the Duke of Sussex sang on a Take That track, he played the tambourine on ‘Sing’.

The song had been written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Mr Barlow and was performed by artists across the Commonwealth to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

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Mr Barlow and Mr Lloyd Webber presented Sing presented to the Queen in May 2012 (Image: Getty)

To write the song, Mr Barlow even visited Treetops in Kenya, where Her Majesty had been staying when she discovered her father had died.

The song was presented to the Queen in May 2012.

Mr Barlow and Mr Lloyd Webber gave the monarch a framed copy of the sheet music and then performed the track to her.

The song rose from number 11 to number 1 in the UK singles chart in its second week of release.

It became Mr Barlow’s first chart topping single since his 1997 hit ‘Love Won’t Wait.’

Watch the Jonathan Ross Show tonight at 10:05pm on ITV.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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