, 2023-01-10 03:30:34,
In his new memoir, Spare, which was officially released on Tuesday, Prince Harry reflects on several times in his life when Sir Elton has been there for him over the years.
The first two intersected in notable fashion when the singer performed a rewritten version of Candle In The Wind at Princess Diana’s funeral.
“The funeral began with a series of readings and eulogies, culminating with Elton John,” Harry wrote.
“He rose slowly, stiffly, as if he were one of the great kings buried for centuries under the abbey, suddenly resurrected. He walked to the front, sat down at a grand piano.
“Is there anyone who doesn’t know that he sang Candle in the Wind, a version that he had reworked for Mummy? I can’t be sure if the notes in my head are from that moment or from clips I’ve seen since. They are possibly vestiges of recurring nightmares.
He continued, “I have a pure, indisputable memory of the song coming to a climax and my eyes starting to sting and tears almost falling. Narrowly.”
Prince Harry later recalled asking Sir Elton to perform Candle In The Wind again a decade later, at Diana’s 10th anniversary commemorative concert.
However, the single from Candle In The Wind declined,…
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