By JABEEN WAHEED FOR MAILONLINE, Daily Mail
- The 71-year-old has been ‘confirmed’ to perform at the nuptials this weekend, according to TMZ
- Earlier this year, Elton cancelled a string of Las Vegas performances that were due to take place around the time of the wedding
- He has been a close friend of Princess Diana’s sons William and Harry ever since her death in 1997
- The musician memorably wrote and performed the song Candle In The Wind at her funeral that year
- Elton attended the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, but he did not perform
According to TMZ, the 71-year-old is said to be entertaining guests at Windsor Castle – however, it is unclear whether he’ll play at the church ceremony or at the reception later on in the day.
The news comes 21 years after he performed his single Candle in the Wind at Harry’s mother Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997 after she passed away in a car accident.
According to the new reports, Elton is set to be entertaining the star-studded guestlist at this weekend’s eagerly anticipated ceremony.
This will no doubt bring great joy to Prince Harry’s big day, after Elton lent him and brother Prince William support two decades ago following the passing of their mother, his close friend Diana.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Elton John for further comment.
The singer and close friend of the Prince’s late mother Princess Diana, spoke on BBC2 Radio, where he made the declaration.
On the chance of being asked to perform, he previously conceded: ‘It will be nice because I love him very dearly.’
Though Elton had also joked that he would be performing with Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar at the nuptials.
He also made reference to Mel B’s announcement last month that the Spice Girls would be taking the stage, as he said: ‘I mean the Spice Girls, no one’s going to beat them off the stage, are they? They’re just huge.’
Elton spent time with Harry last summer when they took a trip to Sicily, Italy together, where the musician noticed that Harry was smitten with Meghan.
‘I could tell that he was totally in love,’ he told Lorraine Kelly. ‘And he didn’t really discuss much personally but he said: ‘”I’m in love” and I thought: “Good for you”.’
Elton’s role in Diana’s children’s lives has been well-documented, as he was a close friend of the Princess’s.
Speaking last year about her death, Elton said: ‘She was very much loved. She was a controversial figure in some respects, but not to me. I loved her because she did so much for AIDS and she was a great friend to me.
‘We had a falling out, but we reconciled in the end. It was an extraordinary summer. Gianni Versace was murdered and then Diana rang me up and we reconciled.
‘And six weeks later, I’m in the same house, and she’s dead. It was extraordinary, and I just couldn’t believe what was going on.’
Last week, reports that the Spice Girls would be performing at the Royal wedding were shot down.
Mel B drove fans wild earlier this year after she hinted that the Spice Girls would be performing at Harry’s wedding to actress Meghan.
According to TMZ, the Spice Girls ‘have no plans to perform at any point in the festivities’ and ‘Meghan and Harry haven’t asked, neither has Kensington Palace.’
The publication also reveals that the band ‘haven’t rehearsed anything for the wedding.’