Music fans will remember when Elton John delivered a tear-jerking performance of “Candle In The Wind” during the funeral of Princess Diana at London’s Westminster Abbey back in 1997. Now it appears that the famous classic rock pianist will be returning to Westminster Abbey this coming weekend under slightly more cheerful conditions, as he’s reportedly one of the musical performers at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.
According to TMZ, John will be performing at the wedding ceremony on Saturday, although details didn’t reveal whether or not he’ll be playing the piano, or if he’ll also be performing during the reception as well. As TMZ points out, a pair of shows as part of John’s Las Vegas residency for this weekend “were rescheduled months ago due to a ‘scheduling conflict.’” It now appears that said “conflict” happens to be the biggest social event in the British wealth circle of the summer. Who would’ve guessed?
In addition to being one of the most popular musicians to come out of Britain over the last 50 years, John built a solid relationship with the Royal family thanks to his philanthropic work in the fight against AIDS alongside Princess Diana prior to her divorce from Prince Charles.
Those who cannot catch the wedding ceremony’s live broadcast will be able to listen to the entire thing when it’s released on streaming services later on that very evening. Needless to say that if Elton really is performing at the wedding, his recorded track will be earning plenty of Spotify streaming points throughout the weekend. British cellist Sheku Kanneh Mason, Welsh soprano singer Elin Manahan Thomas, The Choir of St George’s Chapel and Christian gospel group and The Kingdom Choir are all also scheduled to perform at the ceremony on Saturday as well.
Elton John charged back into the mainstream headlines earlier this year when he announced his upcoming 300-show farewell tour, which is scheduled to begin later this year in early September. Tickets to select shows on the multi-year goodbye tour are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.