Sir Elton John on the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
“It was very, very wonderful to be there. To have a black gospel choir, a multiracial bride, a black cellist – who was wonderful – a preacher… It felt like a party, and it felt like progress had been made, thank god.
[Was it historic?] Oh absolutely. Are you kidding me? Yes, of course. You go back and watch The Crown and things like that, and in the 1950’s Princess Margaret wasn’t allowed to get married, because he was divorced. Look how far we have come in that respect. I think The Queen had a lot to do with it, I think she has been magnificent and it was a wonderful thing to be at, to be at the first multiracial Royal Wedding in Britain.”
He added on Princess Diana’s legacy on combatting AIDS:
“I think she would be delighted. I think she would have made a huge difference if she’d been still alive and I think we’d probably have come a lot further as well. She had the ability to charm anyone, Trump, the guy from North Korea, you name it… She’s the one. Prince Harry has inherited his mother’s ability to do that which is an amazing asset we have now as he is incredibly passionate about AIDS”