Elton John performs at the royal wedding reception

Ciara Sheppard
Contributor Yahoo Style UK

As expected, Elton John performed for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the royal wedding lunchtime reception.

“Prince Harry asked Sir Elton to perform at the reception, which was hosted by Her Majesty the Queen at St. George’s Hall, Windsor Castle,” Kensington Palace confirmed in a tweet.

“Sir Elton performed for the newly married couple in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family.”

Elton John attended the wedding with husband David Furnish. (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Update, 11:10 a.m.: This article has been updated with confirmation of Elton John’s performance.

Elton John has reportedly been tapped to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s wedding on Saturday.

According to TMZ, the 71-year-old singer is set to get behind his piano to perform at the royal wedding.

John — who was already on the guest list for the event — is a fitting choice because of his history of friendship with the groom’s mother, Princess Diana, as well as the rest of the royal family.

John and Princess Diana were close friends, and the two worked together to raise money for AIDS research.

He famously sang “Candle in the Wind” in a heart-wrenching tribute to Diana at her funeral in 1997.

Elton John sang “Candle in the Wind” at Princess Diana’s funeral. (Photo: Getty Images)

In 1998, the pianist and singer was knighted by Queen Elizabeth and took the title of Sir Elton John.

Prince Harry has been close to John since he was a child, so it makes sense that he would want him performing for his big day.

John had booked shows in Las Vegas for the weekend of May 19, but they were rescheduled months ago because of a “scheduling conflict.” 

However, it is not yet clear whether he will be performing at the ceremony or the reception, or both.

The reception is the more likely option, as the music for the ceremony had been confirmed and included gospel choirs and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

Adele, Ed Sheeran, and Ellie Goulding are also tapped to perform, while rumors are still swirling that the Spice Girls could reunite for a special performance.

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