Sir Elton John is having to flip down an invite to attend a celebration at Kensington Palace to honour his late good friend, Princess Diana, after having hip alternative surgical procedure.
The 74-year-old music legend was on the guestlist for the bash at Kensington Palace subsequent Tuesday, however he’s not ready to attend as he’s recovering from his operation.
A supply advised The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “Elton underwent hip alternative surgical procedure firstly of the month. It went effectively and he is on the mend however is taking issues sluggish.
“He can be again on TV subsequent week with an look on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ to promote his new album The Lockdown Sessions but it surely was pre-recorded earlier than the op.”
Elton having to miss the occasion comes after it was confirmed that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex is not going to fly again to London for the reception.
A spokesperson advised the Telegraph newspaper on the weekend that the royal couple – who stay in Santa Barbara, California – will not be in attendance.
The celebration was initially deliberate to happen in July after the Diana statue was unveiled on the Sunken Garden of the palace to mark the twentieth anniversary of Diana’s tragic passing and what would have been her sixtieth birthday.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the statue unveiling was massively scaled again.
However, Prince Harry, 37, reunited along with his brother Prince William, 39, for the particular second, whereas Meghan, 40, stayed at dwelling within the US, as she had not lengthy given delivery to their daughter Lilibet.
Around 100 different shut family and friends of Diana are additionally anticipated to attend the delayed occasion.
Her sons – whom she had with ex-husband Prince Charles – commissioned sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley to create the touching tribute to their mom, who died in a automobile accident in Paris on August 31, 1997, aged 36.
The brothers hope the statue is seen as a long-lasting image of the “life and legacy” of The Princess of Wales.