Elton John talks about the circle of life — royal life — in a new interview with Barbara Walters.
The Kiss The Bride singer, who’s going to Friday’s royal wedding at Westminster Abbey, remembered the last time he visited the legendary English church: Princess Diana’s funeral on September 6, 1997, where he famously sang an updated version of Candle In The Wind in memorial of his close friend.
“My heart sank when I saw those two boys (Prince William and Prince Harry) walking behind the coffin,” John told Walters. “I thought that was the hardest thing, I can’t imagine at that young age having to walk in the public, following your mother’s coffin.
“And the next time we’re in the Abbey it’s to see him walking up the aisle with a beautiful woman, the love of his life, I think it’s the most joyous result and I’m sure Diana would be very, very happy about it.”
John said he was surprised he was invited, as he’s only met Prince William and Prince Harry twice. Other celebs invited to the royal wedding include David and Victoria Beckham, and Guy Ritchie.
Watch a clip of the interview here on RadarOnline.