Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have shared a special personal message for Sir Elton John on the occasion of his retirement.
The couple made a surprise appearance on a programme aired by streaming platform Disney+ – Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger.
They were among the celebrities and prominent figures who paid tribute to Sir Elton ahead of his farewell show, which was broadcast live from California’s Dodger Stadium by the US streaming platform in the early hours of Monday.
Meghan, dressed in red, spoke first, saying: “Hi Elton, we just wanted to say congratulations and that we are just so proud of you and that we were able to see you on your farewell tour also.”
Harry then touched upon the couple’s friendship with Elton – and his bond with his late mother, Princess Diana.
“And thank you for entertaining everybody for so many decades, thank you for being the friend that you were for my mum, thank you for being our friend, thank you for being a friend to our kids, and thank you for entertaining people around the world.
“Even though this is officially your retirement, this won’t be your last gig, we know that, but we love you and congratulations on an incredible career.”
At the end of the clip, smiling Meghan leans her head on Harry’s shoulder before blowing a kiss to the camera. The video appears to have been shot outside the offices for the couple’s Archewell organisation, with its logo just visible on the doors behind them.
Elton is known to have a close friendship with Harry and Meghan. Back in August 2019, the Rocket Man hitmaker defended the couple after they faced backlash for using a private jet.