Elton John to Attend Royal Wedding

Sir Elton will attended the wedding of the century.

By Michael Preston
|  Thursday, Jun 30, 2011  |  Updated 2:39 PM EDT
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Producer David Furnish and singer Elton John attend the 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party at the Pacific Design Center on February 24, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

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One of Britain's reigning musical giants will be on hand to see England's future king and queen get hitched.

Elton John has confirmed that he and partner David Furnish will attend the April wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, reports People.

"We do have an invitation," John told Canada's CTV. "I've been trying to be discreet."

John, who himself is a knight, will join a host of other European royals at what's being called the wedding of the century.

The famed singer, who remade his hit "Candle in the Wind" as a tribute to the late Princess Diana, commented that the future princess has a lot in common with the woman whose title she will assume.

Kate is "Diana in personality," John said. "She is very discreet, she is a very beautiful girl."

Of the couple, he said that, "they have been together a long time and I think she [Middleton] has handled the pressure so much."

He also voiced his hopes that William becomes king at a young age.

"I think we need young people like him to lead," John said. "I think he will be a tremendous king - not that Charles won't, but I think Williams will be...tremendous."

Selected Reading: People, Reuters, Monsters & Critics

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