Sir Elton John has reportedly been confirmed to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal nuptials on Saturday.
According to TMZ, the 71-year-old is said to be entertaining guests at Windsor Castle – however, it is unclear whether he’ll play at the church ceremony or at the reception later on in the day.
The news comes 21 years after he performed his single Candle in the Wind at Harry’s mother Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997 after she passed away in a car accident.
Entertainment: Sir Elton John, 71, has reportedly been confirmed to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal nuptials on Saturday
According to the new reports, Elton is set to be entertaining the star-studded guestlist at this weekend’s eagerly anticipated ceremony.
This will no doubt bring great joy to Prince Harry’s big day, after Elton lent him and brother Prince William support two decades ago following the passing of their mother, his close friend Diana.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Elton John for further comment.
Back in March, Elton revealed he hadn’t yet received his invite to Harry and Meghan’s wedding, despite reportedly rearranging concerts for the May 19 nuptials.
Performer: The singer is said to be entertaining guests at Windsor Castle – however, it is unclear whether he’ll play at the church ceremony or at the reception later on in the day, according to TMZ
Sad: The news comes 21 years after he performed his single Candle in the Wind at his close friend Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997 (pictured) after she passed away in a car accident
The singer and close friend of the Prince’s late mother Princess Diana, spoke on BBC2 Radio, where he made the declaration.
Elton was no doubt trying to through royal fans off the scent, considering his attendance at Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s 2011 wedding.
On the chance of being asked to perform, he previously conceded: ‘It will be nice because I love him very dearly.’
Tight: The singer was a close friend of Harry’s late mother Princess Diana – Pictured together in 1993
Icon: According to the new reports, Elton is set to be entertaining the star-studded guest list at this weekend’s eagerly anticipated ceremony
Close friend: This will no doubt give Prince Harry a huge source of joy after Elton initially lent him and his brother Prince William support over two decades ago following the passing of their mother
Guest: Elton attended Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge ‘s 2011 wedding
Though Elton had also joked that he would be performing with Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar at the nuptials.
He also made reference to Mel B’s announcement last month that the Spice Girls would be taking the stage, as he said: ‘I mean the Spice Girls, no one’s going to beat them off the stage, are they? They’re just huge.’
Elton spent time with Harry last summer when they took a trip to Sicily, Italy together, where the musician noticed that Harry was smitten with Meghan.
‘I could tell that he was totally in love,’ he told Lorraine Kelly. ‘And he didn’t really discuss much personally but he said: ‘”I’m in love” and I thought: “Good for you”.’
Speaking out: When previously asked about the big day, Elton said: ‘I don’t know. I haven’t even been – no one’s been asked. I’m playing in Vegas so I don’t know what’s going to happen. It will be nice because I love him very dearly’
Happy days: Elton previously revealed he spent time with Harry last summer, as he said on Lorraine: ‘I spent some time with him in Sicily last summer’
Elton’s role in Diana’s children’s lives has been well-documented, as he was a close friend of the Princess’s.
Speaking last year about her death, Elton said: ‘She was very much loved. She was a controversial figure in some respects, but not to me. I loved her because she did so much for AIDS and she was a great friend to me.
‘We had a falling out, but we reconciled in the end. It was an extraordinary summer. 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 extraordinary, and I just couldn’t believe what was going on.’
Taking the stage: Elton was quizzed about the invites after they had been sent out – however confirmed he was yet to receive his invite despite cancelling his concerts in Las Vegas to allegedly make room for the big day
Last week, reports that the Spice Girls would be performing at the Royal wedding were shot down.
Mel B drove fans wild earlier this year after she hinted that the Spice Girls would be performing at Harry’s wedding to actress Meghan.
According to TMZ, the Spice Girls ‘have no plans to perform at any point in the festivities’ and ‘Meghan and Harry haven’t asked, neither has Kensington Palace.’
The publication also reveals that the band ‘haven’t rehearsed anything for the wedding.’
‘They haven’t rehearsed anything’: Last week, reports that the Spice Girls would be performing at the Royal wedding were shot down