Elton John and David Furnish
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
– 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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