Royal wedding: Elton John 'to perform' for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The singer previously performed at Princess Diana's funeral in 1997

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 17 May 2018 09:34 BST
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The first performer at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has reportedly been revealed.

According to reports, the event will see Elton John sing to guests gathered to witness the royal nuptials a whole 21 years after he sang at Princess Diana's funeral. It's currently unknown whether he's set to perform at the ceremony or the reception afterwards.

The singer recently cancelled two scheduled Las Vegas shows conveniently frees him up to perform at the royal wedding in Windsor.

John previously performed his song “Candle in the Wind” at William and Harry's mother Princess Diana's funeral after she died in a car accident in 1997.

A rehearsal of the wedding is expected to go ahead today (17 May) ahead of the big event on Saturday which will see Harry and Meghan enjoy a 25-minute carriage ride through the town surrounding St George's Chapel.

Earlier this year, John - whose hits include "Crocodile Rock" and "Tiny Dancer" - announced he was to retire from live shows after one final 300 date tour.

Asked about his decision, John said: “I thought the time was right to say thank you to all my fans around the world globally and then just say goodbye and have a breather. It’s not to say I’m not going to be creative anymore.”

The wedding and procession will be televised, with UK viewers able to watch the coverage on the BBC, Sky News, and ITV.

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