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Robert Lovie performs at Commonwealth Games

Robert Lovie singing the national anthem at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Robert Lovie singing the national anthem at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

A former Fraserburgh pupil has spoken of his delight at singing the national anthem in front of the Queen at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Robert Lovie, who was brought up in New Aberdour, sang God Save The Queen in front of 40,000 people at Celtic Park as well as a television audience of approximately 1.5 billion.

Robert was chosen to sing the national anthem after being spotted at the Braemar Gathering last year.

Sworn to secrecy for a whole month, Robert was unable to tell anyone about being chosen to take part in the extraordinary event.

Prior to the opening ceremony, the 44-year-old attended no fewer than four rehearsals in Glasgow.

Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald, Robert said: “It was the proudest moment of my life.

“It was an enormous crowd, there was over 40,000 in the stadium and an estimated 1.5 billion watching on TV.

“I was so proud as I’ve always considered myself to be a North-east lad, being brought up in New Aberdour and I went to the Broch Academy. Never in my life did I think I would sing at such a fantastic event.”

 

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