Elton John on Prince Harry's Relationship with Meghan Markle: "He's Totally in Love"
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In a new interview with ITV's Lorraine, John opened up about spending time with the newly-engaged Prince Harry last summer in Sicily. "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."
John's close connection with Prince Harry and Prince William stems from his friendship with the late Princess Diana. "[They're] very special to me because of their mother," the singer said in the interview.
John with Prince Harry and Prince William at The Concert for Diana in July 2007.
He also sweetly revealed that Prince Harry shares some of the same qualities as his mother. "She was just loved by people because she had that great ability—which her son, Prince Harry, has inherited—where she could walk into a room of people and make them feel at ease as if she'd know them all her life," John said. "That's an incredible talent to have." John added that Princess Diana "would be proud of her boys."
John and his husband David Furnish were guests at Will and Kate's royal wedding in 2011, but the singer revealed he hasn't been asked to attend or perform at Harry and Meghan's wedding—yet. "No one's been asked," John revealed, adding that it would be "nice" to attend because John "loves him very dearly."
John and Furnish arrive at Westminster Abbey for Will and Kate's royal wedding on April 29, 2011.
The singer also reflected on his "great friend" Diana in the new interview. He opened up about their falling out and reconciliation just weeks before the Princess died in 1997. "It was an extraordinary summer," John said. "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 an extraordinary and mesmerizing summer. I mean—just couldn’t believe what was going on.”
John and Princess Diana at Gianni Versace's funeral in July 1997.
Back in August, John paid a touching tribute to his late friend on Instagram to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death:
Watch the full video of John's latest interview here:
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