It’s Official: Elton John Is The King Of Wedding Gifts, And This Sweet Story From The Royal Wedding Proves It

It’s Official: Elton John Is The King Of Wedding Gifts, And This Sweet Story From The Royal Wedding Proves It | Society Of Rock Videos

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Elton John Gives Royal Couple Once In A Lifetime Gift

Unless you live under a rock, it’s hard to have missed this weekend’s anxiously awaited royal wedding. Prince Harry and Suits star Meghan Markle tied the knot in a lavish ceremony Saturday morning, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as over 50 million people watched at home.

What you didn’t see, however, were the festivities that took place later on.

The new royal couple kicked off their brand new chapter as husband and wife with two equally lavish receptions; one subdued luncheon hosted by the Queen, followed by an all-star bash later that evening that included wedding guest and actor Idris Elba on the 1’s and 2’s, DJing for Meghan and Harry’s friends and family until the sun came up.

Their celebration wouldn’t have been complete without one special friend and wedding guest, though. Sir Elton John was in attendance, decked out in a smart suit with his signature wacky sunglasses as he serenaded Harry and Meghan at their luncheon reception, a wedding gift sweet enough to warm even the iciest of hearts. The 71-year-old legend dusted off classics like “Circle Of Life,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “I’m Still Standing,” but it was his rendition of “Your Song” that proved to be the perfect soundtrack to their special day.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Sir Elton John arrives at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George’s Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle’s Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

This isn’t the first time Elton has come out in support of the royal family.

A longtime friend of late Princess Diana, Elton famously performed “Candle in the Wind” at her funeral in 1997 and remained a close friend of the family ever since. In 2011, John performed “Your Song” when Prince William wed Kate Middleton.

LONDON – JULY 01: Sir Elton John performs on stage at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium on July 1, 2007 in London, England. The Concert falls on the date that would have been the late Princess’s 46th birthday and marks 10 years since her death with an event headed by Princes William and Harry to celebrate her life. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

Personally asked by Prince Harry to perform on his big day, Elton John knew early on that what he and Meghan had was something special.

“I could tell that he was totally in love,” John said. “He didn’t really discuss much personally but he said ‘I’m in love’ and I thought ‘good for you.’ Both of those boys seem to be ecstatically happy and that’s all you want people to be.”

And ecstatically happy he is.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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