“It was too sentimental”: Elton John Was Nearly Denied By The Royal Family To Perform at Princess Diana’s Funeral After She Revealed Their True Psychopathic Selves

Elton John is widely known for his musical talents. His hit singles have been a part of the lives of millions of fans around the world. The singer recently came to the spotlight after releasing a new song with Britney Spears titled Hold Me Closer. The singer has been around for decades and has performed several times, but one of his performances permanently remains etched in his fans’ memories, and that is when he sang at Princess Diana’s funeral.

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Elton John and Princess Diana were good friends, but they did split up for a while

Princess Diana and Elton John
Princess Diana and Elton John

The singer sang his hit song, Candle In The Wind, to commemorate his friend, Princess Diana. The two first crossed paths in 1981 during an event at Windsor Castle. They became close over their love of dancing the Charleston. However, things went sour between them when Princess Diana refused to write the foreword of Rock and Royalty, a book aimed at raising funds for John’s AIDS Foundation.

Elton John and Princess Diana got back together after Gianni Versace’s death

Princess Diana and Elton John
Princess Diana and Elton John reconnected when tragedy struck their friend

However, the two did reconnect after the murder of their mutual friend, Gianni Versace, in 1997. Talking about their reconciliation and the few weeks he spent with her before her death, the singer wrote in his autobiography, Me, Elton John,

“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 mesmerising summer, and I just couldn’t believe what was going on.”

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Elton John’s performance at Princess Diana’s funeral was meant to turn the public’s opinion in favour of the Royals

Elton John singing Candle in the Wind at Princess Diana's funeral
Elton John singing Candle in the Wind at Princess Diana’s funeral

Clearly, her death came as a shock to him, and it was probably difficult for him to remain composed at her funeral. However, according to TMZ, the singer was almost not allowed to perform at the mourning ceremony since the Royal family believed that the lyrics were “too sentimental” to be played at the service. Moreover, according to recently released documents, the only reason the singer was allowed to sing was to turn public opinion in favor of the Royal family.

Despite the ulterior motives of the Royal family, the singer did justice to the memory of the Princess and delivered one of his best performances.

Source: Bustle

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