Elton John doubled as wedding guest and performer at royal wedding
Elton John performed for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding and their guests at the luncheon reception, Kensington Palace confirmed.
“Sir Elton performed for the newly married couple in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family,” the palace said.
He sported pink eyeglasses as he arrived with husband David Furnish.
John was good friends with Prince Harry and Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana. The singer and Diana had a falling out, but they made up just before her death and John sang “Candle in the Wind” at her funeral in 1997, according to HuffpostQueer.
The singer, who has remained close with the royal family, spoke earlier this year about the moment he knew Harry was in love with Meghan.
“I spent some time with him at Google camp in Sicily last summer and I could tell that he was totally in love,” the singer said in an interview on ITV’s “Lorraine” show. “He didn’t really discuss much personally, but he said ‘I’m in love,’ and I thought, good for you.”
Harry and Meghan tied the knot earlier in the day in front of 600 guests at Windsor Castle.
They ended the night with a reception at Frogmore House hosted by Prince Charles for 200 of their closest family and friends.
The Gayly. May 21, 2018. 11:45 a.m. CST.