Take That - Robbie Williams Receives Hometown Honour

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Former Take That star Robbie Williams has been honoured in his native Stoke-on-Trent, England with the Freedom of the City.

The Angels singer, his pregnant wife Ayda and their toddler Teddy attended a special ceremony hosted by local dignitaries on Tuesday (01Jul14).

He kept the event low-key so as to surprise his parents, who joined him at the Town Hall.

Williams told fans, "It's been a special day for Ayda and I and I am very grateful to those involved, especially to the Lord Mayor, for this honour.

"There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child. This particular village moulded me into the man I am today. I wear where I am from as a badge of honour. So to have that honour returned to me is very special.

"I'm proud of our six towns. I'm proud to come from Stoke-on-Trent. I'm extremely honoured and grateful that you think it's fitting to give me this recognition. God bless you all."

He was presented with an honorary scroll by Mayor Majid Khan.

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I am so very pleased about this wonderful honor from where Robbie Williams is from. It is so well desire. Robbie has put Stoke-on- Trent on the map. This man is so amazing at everything that he does. Today is my birthday, July 1 and what a nice birthday this has been.

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