Singer Robbie Williams was honoured with the Freedom of Stoke-on-Trent in a secret ceremony attended by his parents, wife and daughter.
The ‘Angels’ hitmaker, who is currently on the UK leg of his ‘Swings Both Ways’ tour, was incredibly ‘proud’ to receive the honour in a secret ceremony attended by his parents, pregnant wife Ayda Field, their daughter Teddy, 21 months, and Stoke-on-Trent Lord Mayor Majid Khan and paid a heartfelt tribute to his home town, reported Daily Mirror.
“I can see how much this means to everyone in the room. I can see how proud they are of me and I am incredibly proud to be from Stoke on Trent – no matter how far away I am or how long I am away I am a Stokie,” 40-year-old Williams said. “It’s so surreal to feel I’ve got this huge honour and I haven’t totally taken it in. But it’s so poignant for me to have my little girl with me and my wife and my unborn baby.
“This is Teddy’s first visit to Stoke-on-Trent. I grew up here, her life is so different to mine. At her age Stoke-on-Trent was my whole world and I dreamed of getting into another world,” he added.
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