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Elton John speaks about the “progress” of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s multiracial wedding

The wedding everyone couldn’t wait for still is fresh in our memories. It would seem to the same goes for Elton John who was lucky enough to attend the nuptials of Prince Harry to the then Meghan Markle.

“It was very, very wonderful to be there,” Elton John to CNN during an interview at the 2018 International AIDS Conference. 

He continued: “To have a black gospel choir; a multiracial bride; a black cellist, who was wonderful; a preacher—it felt like a party, and it felt like progress had been made. Thank god—thank god!

“To be at the first multiracial royal wedding in Britain—amazing.”

Elton, who performed at the lunchtime wedding reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, figures Her Majesty played a big part in the importance of the event.

“I think the Queen had a lot to do with it. I think she’s been magnificent,” he continued. “It was a wonderful thing to be at.”

The interview also took place with David Furnish, Elton’s husband and chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. He added: “What was so inspiring, and it sounds corny, but, true love is what really shone through and that’s what everybody felt, the sincerity and the integrity of that true love on the day. And it shows that institutions like the monarchy can evolve with the times.”

Prince Harry was in Amsterdam for the conference where earlier yesterday, he and Elton launched the MenStar Coalition, with the aim to preventing HIV infections in men.

Prince Harry addressed the group praising the singer and friend. “I am honoured to be sharing the stage with someone who has always put people at the centre of his work, Sir Elton John,” Harry said in his remarks at the event.

The prince also took part in a Facebook live conversation to discuss issues teens living with HIV or AIDS face.

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