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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Serenaded By Elton John At Royal Wedding
Did you wake up at "O-dark-thirty" to catch the royal wedding in the U.K. this past weekend? If you did, you were in good company: More than 29 million Americans tuned in for the ceremony across various networks.
It seems ironic that so many in the U.S. tuned in for a British royal ceremony — the United States' forefathers might be horrified considering how hard they worked to gain independence from the British monarchy — but for U.K. native Elton John, his attendance made perfect sense.
As rumored prior to the big day, the GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter — himself music royalty — entertained wedding guests at a lunchtime reception following the nuptials "hosted by Her Majesty The Queen at St George's Hall, Windsor Castle." Prince Harry introduced John, quipping, "Does anyone here know how to play the piano?"
John performed a short set for the assembled guests, which included some of his classics: "Your Song," "Circle Of Life," "I'm Still Standing," and "Tiny Dancer," which included the lyric "L.A. Lady" as a nod to Markle's acting career.
"Prince Harry asked Sir Elton to perform at the reception," read a statement. "Sir Elton performed for the newly married couple in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family."
This isn't the first time John has performed for royalty. In 1997 he delivered a touching version of "Candle In The Wind" during the funeral for Princess Diana, Prince Harry's mother.