Elton John, David Furnish To Attend Royal Wedding
First Published: March 2, 2011 9:26 AM EST Credit: Getty Images
LONDON, U.K. -- Elton John and partner David Furnish are planning to attend the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton next month.
The singer has told a Canadian TV talk show that they have received an invitation to the big event at Westminster Abbey on April 29.
John was a close friend of William’s mother, Princess Diana, and sang his song “Candle In the Wind” at her funeral in 1997.
Palace officials say invitations have been sent to approximately 1,900 guests but the names have not been released.
The coveted invitations are expected to go to family friends, members of other royal families, diplomats, charity workers and others.
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