Elton John may be performing at this weekend’s royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The news has yet to be confirmed by Kensington Palace, or the musician himself, but TMZ reported it this week, citing “sources close to (John).” Given the fact that the royal wedding is just hours away at this point — we’ll soon know for sure!
John has long been a friend of the royal family’s, most famously by supporting the charity work championed by the late Princess Diana, Harry’s mother, and even sang a rewritten version of his song “Candle in the Wind” in her honor at her funeral.
Harry and Markle already have plans to honor Diana at the ceremony, but adding a song or two from the amazingly talented musician would be another great way to feel even closer to her on their wedding day.
According to the TMZ report, it is unknown whether John will perform at the actual ceremony or at the reception afterward.
This isn’t the first time reports of musical performances for the royal wedding have been released. Mel B of The Spice Girls has hinted at a potential reunion of the musical group at the wedding. Although it’s unclear whether the band members would simply be in attendance together or actually perform — either way, I’m excited!
The only information Kensington Palace has officially released regarding music at the ceremony has to do with the St. George’s Chapel Choir, which will be performing. This week, the palace introduced to members of the choir in a post to its official Instagram account.
“Meet Nathan Mcharo (left), aged 12, and Leo Mills (right), aged 11 — who have been rehearsing with St. George’s Chapel Choir ahead of performing for the #RoyalWedding,” the post read.
They’ve also posted photos of the choir’s rehearsals:
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 17, 2018
Who else is looking forward to a potential performance from the iconic musician and, more importantly, seeing Harry and Markle officially say “I do?”