Elton John has a trusting relationship with the royal family that began with Princess Margaret’s admiration for her music, continued with a close relationship with Diana of Wales, and has culminated in her fierce defense of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. from Sussex in his famous Megxit or Harry’s departure to live in the United States.
It was Princess Margaret, sister of Elizabeth II, who in the 70s took the first step to meet the musician, after a concert in London. After this, a series of invitations were given by the royalty, to the palace, there was even a dinner to which he was invited. It was the first dinner Elton John attended with members of the British royal house. John, the husband of Princess Margaret, put on a performance that ended with the princess leaving the dinner crying, Lord Snowdon screaming for her dinner and the rest of the guests very uncomfortable.
Despite your bad first experience, Elton John he became a regular guest at royal parties. It was thus that he met who would be his close friend the princess Diana of Wales. There was an event in the royal castle and the first to arrive there was Elton, and there was only one other person on the dance floor: a very young pre-nup Diana Spencer, only 20 years old. They ended up dancing the Charleston together. The future queen from Wales and the singer became great friends to the point that Elton he stayed with her to take care of their children, they went to the movies together and even went out to dinner.
The friendship grew cold when Elton John the pidi has Diana to write the foreword to a friend’s book, Gianni Versace, for a good cause; the fight against AIDS. The princess accepted, but then said no because in that book there were portraits of doubtful taste according to the standards of the palace. What Elton She maintains that she was pressured not to do so and this distanced them. They met again when Versace was shot dead at the door of his house in Miami, the young princess went there to comfort her friend. What they did not know is that a few weeks later John would go to the wake of her friend, the very Diana of Wales.
Elton John He also remembers that the late Duke of Edinburgh husband of Queen Elizabeth once said to his face: “Tacky and stupid” because the singer was driving an Aston Martin customized with the colors of his favorite football team that the singer had bought ; yellow with a red stripe to be exact.
On another occasion he saw Queen Elizabeth slap her nephew, the son of her sister Margaret, for not obeying an order given by his mother to take care of his sister. The queen repeated the order given by the young man’s mother and he replied: no ta, and the queen convinced him in the following way: Do not (slap) discuss (slap) with me (slap) that (slap) I am (slap). Queen!; and the queen winked at a dumbfounded Elton John.