Sir Elton: ‘I Won’t Be Writing About The Royal Wedding’

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November 26, 2010 | 8:50pm EST

Elton John insists he’ll contain his excitement about the 2011 royal wedding when he guest edits an upcoming issue of British newspaper The Independent – because he fears the media has gone overboard with its coverage of the big news.
The knighted pop superstar, who was a friend of groom-to-be Prince William’s late mother Princess Diana – and performed at her funeral, insists he won’t be turning his special issue into a royal wedding tribute.

He says, “There’s not going to be much about the royal wedding in there. I think we’ve had enough of that for the time being.”

But Elton is hoping to be able to perform at the nuptials, which will take place in London next April.

He jokes, “I’ll probably be busking outside.”

The Rocket Man hitmaker is expected to be right at the top of William’s wish list as he plans his wedding to fiancee Kate Middleton.

Elton, who performed a reworked version of his classic Candle in the Wind at Diana’s 1997 funeral, will guest edit The Independent newspaper on 1 December – World Aids Day. All circulation revenue from that day’s edition will go towards the Rocket Man’s AIDS foundation.