Elton John invited to royal wedding
The official guest list is still under wraps, but it seems that singer Elton John has been invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The Daily Mail reports that the singer said in an interview on Canadian television, "I've been trying to be discreet, [but] yeah, we got an invitation." He said he thinks he and his partner, David Furnish, will attend the April 29 ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
John had told Reuters in January that he did not expect to be invited to the wedding. While he was famously friends with William's mother, Princess Diana, and sang at her funeral -- which was also held at Westminster Abbey -- he noted that "I don't really know the boys at all" so "it would be presumptuous of me to even talk about them."
This week, People reports, he had more to say:
On Kate Middleton: She "is Diana in personality. She is very discreet, she is a very beautiful girl. They have been together a long time and I think she has handled the pressure so much."
On Prince William: He has "one of the hardest jobs in the world ... the scrutiny he will be under. ... I think he will be a tremendous king -- not that Charles won't, but I think William will be ... tremendous."
That Kate was given Diana's sapphire engagement ring: "It is none of my business ... but I thought it was a little odd."