Prince Harry thanks Elton John for ‘being friends’ with Diana

Prince Harry thanked Elton John for being “my mother’s friend” in a video message released as the singer made his final day of tour in North America.

The 75-year-old music star performed at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday, in a performance that included fireworks, spectacular visuals and a surprise guest appearance by Dua Lipa.

Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium, also streamed live by Disney+ as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

Before the concert began, he received pre-recorded video messages, broadcast on the streaming giant’s program, from US president Joe Biden, fellow musicians and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan said: “We just wanted to say congratulations (Elton) and we are so proud of you.

“We are so grateful that we were able to see you on the farewell tour as well.”

Harry added: “Thank you for entertaining people for decades. Thank you for being my mother’s friend.

“Thank you for being our friend and thank you for being (being) with our kids and thank you for bringing joy to people around the world.

“While this is officially your retirement date, it won’t be your last gig, we know it, but we love you and congratulate you on an incredible career. “

Diana, Princess of Wales, mother of Harry and William, died in a car crash in 1997.

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Elton performed at her funeral and his famous lyrics Candles in the wind has been adjusted to reflect her life.

David Beckham also appeared in a pre-recorded message, saying: “What an incredible, incredible career. We are proud to be able to call him a friend and godfather to our children.”

His wife Victoria Beckham added: “We love you so much. I’m sure tonight will be a super emotional night.”

President Biden, who appeared with his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, said: “Your support has literally saved millions of lives.

“On behalf of the American people, thank you for moving the soul of our country, thank you.”

Stars like Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Sting, Dolly Parton, Lil Nas X, Bette Midler, Lionel Richie, Billie Eilish, John Legend, The Killers, Ed Sheeran and Joni Mitchell also paid tribute to Elton.

During his performance, he himself paid tribute to the many musicians he has collaborated with throughout his career, saying they have “inspired me to play better.” .

He told the crowd in LA that “without America, I wouldn’t be here” after he performed at numerous venues across the United States and Canada.

Elton stepped onto the stage in a jeweled coat with a large glittering lapel and began to sing the first songs of the evening, Bennie And The Jets and Free Philadelphia.

“Tonight is a very special night,” he told the crowd at the 56,000-seat arena.

“Tonight we are making history with our first global live stream. I’m happy to meet you, Dodger Stadium.”

Over the course of the evening, he played a series of hits, including Little dancer, Rocket Man, I’m still standing and Candles in the wind.

Elton dedicated his performance to border song dedicated to Aretha Franklin’s “genius and enduring legacy,” saying the US singer’s cover of the song helped launch his career in the state.

In addition to British superstar Dua Lipa, he also brought American singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile and British singer Kiki Dee on stage to duet with him.

He and Carlile did a duet on Don’t Let The Sun Shine On Methat Elton dedicated to the deceased members of his band.

Elton ends the main set with a hit song Good Saturday Nightending with fireworks and confetti.

Once his LA shows are over, Elton will next visit Australia and New Zealand before starting his European tour dates.

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