Sir Elton John is reportedly performing at the royal wedding
Earlier this year, the 'Sacrifice' singer canceled two Las Vegas performances that were supposed to happen around the wedding dates.
It's no secret that Sir Elton John has had close ties to the royal family for decades now. When Princess Diana died in 1997, the singer famously honored her at her funeral with 'Candle in the Wind,' a song he re-wrote and re-recorded for her, which has sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts to this day.
The two also worked together to raise money for AIDS research and awareness of the disease.
When Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011, he attended the ceremony with his husband, David Furnish. Now, as Prince Harry prepares to wed Meghan Markle on Saturday (May 19), the friend of the family will be in attendance and according to a report by TMZ, he will also perform a song at the wedding.
According to the report, Sir Elton will perform on Saturday but it's still unclear whether this performance will take place at the ceremony or at the reception later that night, and the specific song he is singing has not been reported as of writing this piece.
In related news, earlier this year, Sir Elton canceled two Las Vegas performances that were supposed to happen around the wedding dates.
In the context of the wedding performance, the cancelations seem to make sense now.
In March, we'd reported that John was still unsure about his performance at the royal wedding because he hadn't received an invite yet, but the situation seems to have changed now.
When asked about a possible wedding performance in an interview, Sir Elton had said “I can’t confirm because we haven’t had the invitation yet.”
Elton John is now the latest addition to an eclectic ensemble for the royal wedding which includes the historic Choir of St George’s Chapel, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, composer Christopher Warren Green and The Kingdom Choir.
You can find a complete list of performers here.
Meanwhile, relive Sir Elton's touching performance at Princess Diana's funeral from 1997 below: