Elton John is rumoured to be performing at Prince Harry’s nuptials. [Photo: Getty]
According to TMZ, the 71-year-old singer is set to get behind his piano to perform on the momentous day.
Elton – who was already on the guest list to the wedding – is a fitting choice due to his history with Harry’s mother Princess Diana and the rest of the royal family.
Elton and Princess Diana were close friends during her life and the two worked together to raise money for AIDS research and awareness of the disease.
He famously sang “Candle in the Wind” in a heart-wrenching tribute to Diana at her funeral in 1997.
Elton John sings ‘Candle in the Wind’ at the funeral if Diana, Princess of Wales [Photo: Getty]
In 1998, the pianist and singer was knighted by the Queen and renamed Sir Elton John.
In addition to this, Harry has been close to Elton since he was a child, so it would make sense to want him playing for his big day.
Elton had originally booked shows in Vegas for the weekend of the 19th May, but they were rescheduled months ago due to a “scheduling conflict”.
So it makes sense…
It’s not yet clear whether Elton will be performing at the ceremony or the reception, or both.
While the music for the ceremony has been confirmed and includes gospel choirs and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the reception is likely to invite a less formal, pop act.
Adele, Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding (who performed at Harry’s brother The Duke of Cambridge’s wedding reception in 2011 and is a good friend of Prince Harry) are other acts tipped to perform, while others suspect the Spice Girls could reunite for the special gig.
If rumours are to be believed, we think it’s a lovely tribute to Princess Diana, making the day all the more special.
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