Princess Diana FELL OUT with Elton John: Singer reveals how pair had to ‘reconcile’. SIR Elton John and Princess Diana had dramatic “fallings-out” during their long friendship, only reconciling shortly before her untimely death, the singer has revealed. The 70-year-old musician, who shocked fans by announcing his retirement from touring this week, told ITV’s Lorraine about his happy memories of his friend.
Sir Elton said: “She was very much loved. I loved her because she did so much for Aids and she was a great friend to me.
“WE HAD OUR FALLINGS-OUT BUT WE RECONCILED AT THE END… SHE WOULD BE PROUD OF HER BOYS.”
HE ADDED: “SHE WAS JUST LOVED BY PEOPLE BECAUSE SHE HAD THAT GREAT ABILITY THAT HER SON, PRINCE HARRY, HAS INHERITED, WHERE SHE COULD WALK INTO A ROOM AND MAKE PEOPLE FEEL AT EASE.”
Sir Elton sang a specially reworked version of his emotional song Candle in the Wind at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, in a moving tribute to the princess after she was killed in a Paris car crash. He is now being tipped to sing at Prince Harry’s wedding to actress Meghan Markle. The entertainer revealed he has spent time with the fifth in line to the throne in recent months, saying he appears to be “ecstatically happy” with his actress fiancée. He said: “I spent some time with him in Sicily last summer and I could tell that he was totally in love, and he didn’t really discuss much personally but he said, ‘I’m in love’ and I thought, ‘good for you’.
“Both those boys seem to have been ecstatically happy, and that’s all you want people to be.”
The Prince and his fiancée will wed in Windsor in May. Sir Elton recently announced he would undergo a 300 date world farewell tour before retiring from touring altogether.
His Farewell Yellow Brick Road will kick off in the US this September, just months after he ends his six-month residency in Las Vegas. He said: ”I don’t want to go out with a whimper, but a big bang.”
Sir Elton promised it will be “the most fantastic show I’ve ever done”.
The star added he had come to the decision to spend more time at home with his husband, David Furnish, and their two children. He said: “I’m not stopping music. I’ll hopefully be making more records. I’ll be writing more musicals.
“But mostly, I’ll be taking my kid to soccer academy – which is the most important thing. Life is all about change.”