Sir Elton John’s Close Friendship With The Royals Makes Him Cancel Two Gigs
February 9, 2018 17:23 By Fabiosa
Sir Elton John, 70, decided to pay his respects to the royals and canceled two gigs to make sure he’ll be available for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.
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The singer was away last summer in Sicily where he managed to spend some time with Prince Harry, who was dating now-fiancée Meghan Markle for about a year. He didn’t discuss his personal affairs but mentioned that he was “totally in love”.
John is especially invested in the happiness of Princess Diana’s sons due to his close friendship with her.
He called her a “great friend” although they had some rocky times in their relationship. Everything was resolved before Diana's demise. The 70-year-old singer perfumed “Candle in the Wind” at her funeral at Westminster Abbey.
Sir Elton decided to cancel two gigs in Las Vegas on May 18 and 19 as to make sure he’ll be available for the royal wedding.
Recently, he announced his grand Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour that will be the last in his career.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) February 6, 2018
The singer was among the guests at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011.
The musical icon will retire from the road, and to mark his decision, he’ll spend three years saying goodbye to his loyal fans in more than 300 shows across five continents.
The tour will start in the US in September 2018 and will be continued in the UK and Europe in April 2019.
John explained that he is quitting touring in order to spend more time with his family: two sons, Elijah and Zachary, and his husband David Furnish.