ELTON John will reportedly perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on Saturday – 21 year after singing at Princess Diana’s funeral.
The 71-year-old singer is a close friend of the Royal family and attended the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011.
PA:Press Association Elton John will reportedly perform at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday
It’s unclear whether he’ll be playing the piano during the ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor or performing at the reception later in the evening, according to TMZ.
The Sun exclusively revealed in February that Elton had quietly cancelled two of his Vegas shows – freeing him up for the weekend of the Royal Wedding.
He was due to play concerts at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19 but is now expected to head to Windsor with his partner David Furnish.
Speaking to executive editor Dan Wootton in January, the Rocket Man singer was coy and said “no one has been asked” to the wedding, yet.
What we know so far…
Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas is recovering for major heart surgery after confirming he WON’T attend the Royal Wedding on Saturday He’d earlier said he wouldn’t be attending for fear of embarrassing Meghan and the royal family over staged paparazzi photos The 73-year-old suffered a heart scare last week which he has reportedly blamed on an open letter by his son Tom Jr – who has since said he’s “mortified” Samantha Markle, Meghan’s half-sister, has slammed claims Kensington Palace is supporting their dad in hospital before she was injured in a car crash on Wednesday Mr Markle backed Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland to give her away instead after Mr Markle pulled out Mum Doria is said to not be on speaking terms with her ex-husband, angry his family has been trashing Meghan The bride’s best friend Jessica Mulroney jetted into London Heathrow with her kids Kensington Palace today announced that Prince George and Princess Charlotte would be among the bridesmaids and page boys at the wedding Despite the chaos Kensington Palace sources said the wedding would still go ahead
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But he added: “It will be nice because I love him very dearly.”
The singer was a close friend of Harry’s mum Diana and famously sang Candle in the Wind at her funeral in 1997.
Speaking about the Prince and his brother William, he said: “We’re working very, very closely on AIDS projects with him. And both of those boys are very special to me because of their mother. He’s a good boy.
“His heart is in the right place and all you want is for people to be happy.”
Rex Features Elton John pictured with Princess Diana and David Furnish at the funeral service for Gianni Versace in 1997
Getty – Contributor Elton John performs Candle In The Wind in tribute to Princess Diana at her funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 6, 1997
Elton also revealed Harry told him he was “in love” with Meghan when they spent time together at Google Camp in Italy last summer.
Sun Online has contact Elton’s rep for comment.
The Sun’s Bizarre column exclusively revealed that the Foo Fighters have dropped hints they want to perform at the wedding.
Frontman Dave Grohl said: “I’ve saved the date. The performance was good. It’s nice to feel like a wedding band when everyone’s at tables eating tiramisu.”
PA:Press Association Elton is expected to be accompanied by his husband David Furnish at the wedding
The band, who picked up Best International Group at the Brit Awards 2018, played at Harry’s Invictus Games in 2014.
Some performers have already been confirmed such as cello please Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
The upcoming royal nuptials are sure to be a star-studded affair, with the couple having many high-profile pals.