Elton John to miss Princess Diana’s memorial party as he recovers from hip surgery

Sir Elton John will reportedly skip Princess Diana’s memorial occasion, which is being hosted by Prince William on the Kensington Palace on October 19. The singer, who was one among Diana’s shut mates from the leisure business was invited to the celebration being held in honour of the statue of the late Princess, which was unveiled on 1 July, marking her sixtieth birthday. 

According to The Sun, a supply knowledgeable the explanation behind Elton John’s failure to attend the occasion, citing his situation after he underwent hip alternative surgical procedure initially of the month. It acknowledged that the singer is nicely on the trail to restoration however is ‘taking issues sluggish’. Apart from John, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may also give the occasion a miss. The unique occasion, which incorporates 100 VIP friends, was initially slated to happen in July however obtained postponed attributable to the COVID security protocols. 

Elton John to skip Princess Diana’s memorial occasion 

John has apparently been a godfather determine to Prince William and Prince Harry and was one of many first invitees for the occasion. He has additionally despatched in his apologies to the royal household. John additionally needed to push again the European leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour attributable to his well being points. Elton had earlier revealed that it occurred at the tip of his “summer time break” when he “fell awkwardly on a tough floor”. “Despite intensive physio and specialist remedy, the ache has continued to worsen and is resulting in rising difficulties shifting”, he then tweeted. 

As for the occasion, it’s supposed to thank the donors who funded the statue, which showcases Diana within the later phases of her life, surrounded by three youngsters. The royal sibling duo had united earlier this yr for the statue unveiling of their late mom, which additionally noticed eminent personalities like Earl Spencer, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes in attendance. The brothers additionally gave a joint speech on the occasion. 

Meanwhile, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their first-ever public look after turning into mother and father to Lilibet in June as they attended the Global Citizen Live occasion, whereas the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge not too long ago marked their presence on the premiere of Daniel Craig’s final James Bond movie, No Time To Die.


This article was first printed in www.republicworld.com


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