Elton John was at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, along with many other A-listers on Saturday. Unlike other celebrities, however, Elton was too busy enjoying the kiss he managed to land on David Beckham’s lips just before the ceremony started.
The 71-year-old Tiny Dancer singer was greeting the Beckhams along with his 55-year-old husband, David Furnish, when he gave Beckham a friendly peck on the lips.
Many eagle-eyed wedding viewers noticed what happened and immediately took to social media site Twitter. One user wrote: “Did anyone else get jealous about the kiss that I think I saw David Beckham give Elton John”.
Another user wrote: “Cheeky kiss on the lips from @eltonofficial to #davidbeckham which is fine until Elton licks his lips after #RoyalWedding #RoyalWedding2018”.
A third user tweeted: “Posh dodged elton john’s kiss but david beckham went straight for it exciting stuff so far.”
One excited user wrote: “Elton John gets to kiss David Beckham on the lips???? I’m trying to be reserved but I want to have my jealous hissy fit!”
Elton performed when the royal couple were at their lunchtime reception in honour of the “recognition of the close connection” that he had with Harry.
Kensington Palace wrote in a statement: “Prince Harry asked Sir Elton to perform at the Reception which was hosted by Her Majesty The Queen at St George’s Hall, Windsor Castle. Sir Elton performed for the newly married couple in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family.”
The pop star was always known to perform at the wedding because he cancelled a number of shows in Las Vegas which were originally booked for this weekend.
Before the wedding, Elton, who is a father-of-two, said that he would love to and definitely would perform for Harry and Meghan but that he still had to receive the invitation for the wedding.
At the time, he said: “If they asked me to — but I haven’t been asked to the wedding yet. I would love to be at the wedding to see them because I think they are happy. I know they are so happy.”
Elton and Princess Diana were good friends. In what was an emotional statement, he said: “She would be proud of them. And I am proud of them. They are fabulous human beings.”