It appears that one guest has been confirmed for the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – Sir Elton John. The ‘Rocketman’ singer has cancelled two shows in Las Vegas on the same weekend that Harry and Meghan are due to get married, freeing him up to attend the ceremony or as some have speculated, even perform.
In January, Elton John told The Sun that he would love to attend the wedding though he hadn’t yet been asked, commenting, “I don’t know. I haven’t even been asked – no ones been asked. I’m playing in Vegas, so I don’t know whats going to happen. It will be nice because I love him very dearly.”
Sir Elton John was a close friend of Prince Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and attended her funeral in September 1997 even performing a remastered version of his hit song ‘Candle in the Wind’. Elton was also among a handful of celebrities who attended the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey in April 2011.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry on 19th May 2018 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. On 27th November 2017, Clarence House and Kensington Palace announced the couple’s engagement and the engagement ring that Harry gave to Meghan consists of three diamonds, two of which were taken from the jewellery collection of Diana, Princess of Wales.
On Friday 18th May and Saturday 19th May, Sir Elton John was due to play shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, though it appears he has cancelled these two dates so he is able to fly back for the ceremony on Saturday.
While speaking about Prince Harry and his brother, William, Elton John said, “We’re working 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.”
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