Elton John: I Am Going to the Royal Wedding After All

Elton John Confirms Royal Wedding Invite
Elton John and David Furnish
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03/01/2011 AT 05:45 PM EST

Elton John and his partner David Furnish have joined a handful of European royals – and Kate Middleton's mailman – on the exclusive list of invitees to the royal wedding.

Despite John's earlier insistence that he wouldn't snag a spot at the April 29 ceremony, "We do have an invitation," the singer tells Canada's CTV. "I’ve been trying to be discreet."

He also shares thoughts on the bride-to-be, noting that Kate "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."





As for his take on Prince William, John says he believes the young royal has "one of the hardest jobs in the world … the scrutiny he will be under." But the pop star also thinks William is well-equipped to take on another demanding role.

"I hope [William] becomes King at an early age," says the British singer. "I think we need young people like him to lead. I think he will be a tremendous king – not that Charles won't, but I think William will be … tremendous."

John also wasn't shy about sharing his feelings on William's choice to give Kate his mother's sapphire engagement ring.

"It is none of my business," he said, "but I thought it was a little odd."

Let's hope he leaves that last comment off the reply card.



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