According to the British tabloid Sunday Mirror, Sir Elton was one of the first people to be aware of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle stepping off their royal duties. The outlet states that they told Sir Elton about it even before informing the Queen. “Elton speaks to Harry and Meghan every day. He’s an inspiration, an almost ‘motherly’ figure,” a royal insider told the Mirror. “He is a constant support, especially to Meghan, and is very protective of them both.”
Although, the spokesperson of Sir Elton denied such an allegation, claiming that the musician found out about it from the Instagram, as well as the rest of the world, and this news hit him by surprise. Sir Elton was one of Princess Diana’s closest friends and has previously said he felt a “profound sense of obligation to protect” her sons after her death, and he repeatedly protected them when they came under fire among the media.