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Royal Wedding Update: Elton John performs "Circle of Life" at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding reception

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 May 2018, 23:44 IST

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are finally married at Windsor Castle. At the royal wedding lunch legendary singer Elton John performed 'Circle of Life' but everyone was expecting him to play 'Tiny Dancer.'

However, it was a treat for 600+ guests invited to the post-nuptial lunche hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, as John played the forever classic and Disney's favorite "Circle of Life," and singles "Your Song" and "I'm Still Standing," at the reception, the Daily Mail reports.

Harry reportedly introduced John with a joke: "Does anyone here know how to play the piano?"

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Kensington Palace confirmed John performed at the reception at the request of Prince Harry, and consented as a tribute to "the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family."

John has a longtime connection with the royal family members as he has attended several royal weddings since 1986 when Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson. He was also close with Princess Margaret and Princess Diana, at whose funeral he famously performed "Candle in the Wind."

Since Diana's death, John has been close with Princes William and Harry, in particular working for AIDS advocacy through the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Earlier this year, John shared his happiness for William and Harry. "Both of those boys are very special to me because of their mother," he told a reporter. "Both of those boys seem to be ecstatically happy and that's all you want people to be."

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First published: 19 May 2018, 23:44 IST
 
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