Elton John has performed for guests at newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding reception.
The singer was among 600 people invited to Saturday's marriage ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. He sported a bold pair of pink spectacles as he arrived with husband David Furnish.
John with husband David Furnish. (Photo by Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty Images)
Now that the ceremony is over, guests are welcoming royal newlyweds Harry and Meghan at a reception featuring seasonal British produce and a non-traditional wedding cake. The reception is hosted by Prince William, his brother's best man, and will include speeches by Harry's father, Prince Charles, and the bride and groom. And of course, a special performance from Elton john.
Kensington Palace says John "performed for the newly married couple in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family." The palace did not disclose which songs the musician, who was made a knight in 1998 by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, chose for the occasion.
John was a close friend of Harry's late mother, Princess Diana, and performed the song "Candle in the Wind" with recast lyrics at her funeral in 1997.
Guests are also treated to a feast during the royal reception. Kensington Palace says guests will eat canapes including Scottish langoustines, grilled English asparagus and croquette of confit Windsor lamb.
There's no sit-down meal at the lunchtime reception, but guests will be offered bowls of chicken fricassee with morel mushrooms, pea and mint risotto and slow-roasted pork belly.
Place of honour will go to the wedding cake by California-raised London master baker Claire Ptak.
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The layered lemon and elderflower cake features ingredients including 200 Amalfi lemons and 10 bottles of elderflower cordial from Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham estate.
The cake is decorated with Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers, mainly British and in season, including peonies and roses.Elton JohnMeghan MarklePrince HarryRoyal CakeRoyal ReceptionRoyal WeddingRoyals