Elton John’s name keeps coming up when it comes to the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
So is he really singing at the wedding of the century??? Hollyscoop spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Elton at the Gnomeo & Juliet junket, and he gave us answers!
Believe it or not, Elton John doesn’t even know William and Kate all that well. “I don’t know them very well,” the musical legend confessed. “I’ve only met them twice--once when they were young and once at the Diana Memorial Concert.”
As for whether Elton has been hired as the wedding singer—well, he’s just wondering whether he’ll get an invite at this point!
“No,” Elton told Hollyscoop in response to possibly serenading the royal couple on their wedding day. “I’m not playing at the wedding. I haven’t been asked and I don’t expect to be asked.”
Shocking right?! But Elton reminded us that it was Princess Diana whom he was close with, not her offspring. “I knew their mother but that is the only thing,” he said of the late Diana. “They’re great kids. She would very proud of both sons.”
As for Elton’s kind wishes for William and Kate, he said, “I just hope they have the most wonderful day and life together. They seem so happy.”
We can’t think of a better person to sing at the wedding—especially with how close Elton was to Diana. We know how much William wants to make this wedding a tribute to his mother, so maybe he’ll make that phone call!