Lady Di and Elton John, the story of an unbreakable friendship almost shattered by a book

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The relationship blossomed to such an extent that they became great confidants (Picture: Outerwear, Fun, Event, DAILY MAIL)
The relationship blossomed to such an extent that they became great confidants (Picture: Outerwear, Fun, Event, DAILY MAIL)

The name of Lady you made history in the most diverse social spheres, because her time in the most popular royal family in the world brought her into the public eye, which she still considers herself even after her sensitive death 25 years ago and has close friendship with Elton-John one of the most popular yet controversial stories, more than one still wants to know what it was like.

Who would have thought that a British princess and a pop star They can’t form the strongest dumbbells because they come from different worlds – musically and politically – they need to know this story because Diana of Wales and the artist, who belongs to the select group of bestsellers in history, managed to unite his great love of fashion, philanthropy, the LGBT+ communitythe cordial and later contentious relationship with the recently ended Kingdom Queen Isabel IIas well as for breaking the stereotypes that society has dictated in its various times.

As unattainable or unthinkable as the fact that a queen harbors admiration for outsiders who are not even part of her core public relations, in the case of the British monarch, who has held the royal crown the longest, is the stigma at not knowing himself mixed with other professions was somewhat inclined to publicly profess his admiration for the country singer.

The friendship began in 1970 (Photo: Trinity Mirror/Mirrorpix/Alamy Stock Photo)
The friendship began in 1970 (Photo: Trinity Mirror/Mirrorpix/Alamy Stock Photo)

Elton John’s relationship with the British royal family It has a long and rich history, particularly since the decade of 1970. That Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth II of England were great admirers of the singer’s music, who despite all the clichés about how to be a man, how the male sex dresses and even who men should love – sexuality – managed to please royalty found his nation.

This connection allowed the artist to attend various events with the monarch and her sister and strengthen the relationship with them. So much so that the artist was invited to the wedding Sarah Ferguson and the Prince Andrewas he assures Harper’s Bazaarwhich is something unusual that would not have existed in previous reigns, for although the world of entertainment has always gone hand-in-hand with the politician, relationships functioned as a subordination in favor of entertainment and non-relationship.

    Elton John was one of the proponents of using feminine elements in men's fashion January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
Elton John was one of the proponents of using feminine elements in men’s fashion January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

The great friendship began many years after the debut of the interpreter of musical classics such as I’m still standing, can you feel the love tonight? Y Don’t go break my heart, in 1981, when it all began. Lady Di and the musician met on Prince Andrew’s birthday, which was celebrated at Windsor Castle, one of the anecdotes he remembers fondly and nostalgically: “When I arrived there was only the music band and Princess Diana. We’ll dance right away Charleston alone on the dance floor‘ the singer assured the newspaper Vancouver sun.

It is publicly available that Diana of Wales sent a letter of thanks to the singer after her presentation, but the content of it was very private, although the interpreter more than once told in detail everything about your friendship. From that moment began a mutual loyalty that lasted even until the last days of their lives.

Her love of haute couture was not only reflected in each of her outfits, even when she adhered to dress codes and broke with clichés of the “heterosexual man”, which is why his diplomatic relations with renowned designers of the constantly most expensive and prestigious companies of the time, served as common thread between the two to further develop their friendship.

Lady Di is considered one of the greatest fashion icons in history (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Lady Di is considered one of the greatest fashion icons in history (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

Their relationship went through great ups and downs due to the singer’s scandalous publications, reason enough that the friendship was even close to ending, even though international media assured that due to their strangeness, it would be very difficult to end it abruptly.

The two didn’t speak to each other for months after John published a book with the designer. Gianni Versace. And it is that Lady Di feared not for her person, but for what the monarch would think of her individual deeds and friendships outside of the reign.” The pictures of some members of the royal family were posted in the middle of some pages with half-naked modelsand Diana was afraid it might upset the Queen,” wrote Tina Brown vanity fair.

His version was published in the British Autobiography, Me: Elton John, where he mentions how and why they stopped talking. According to him, the princess decided not to get involved in a charity book that the singer was doing.

“She was a very dear friend for years, and then completely unexpectedly we parted wayshe said. The disgust was for the book Rock and Royalty by Gianni Versace, which contained a collection of photographs of celebrities wearing the late designer’s clothes.

Princess Diana and Elton John together at Gianni Versace's funeral (Photo: VERSACE ITALY)
Princess Diana and Elton John together at Gianni Versace’s funeral (Photo: VERSACE ITALY)

Everything pointed to the Princess of Wales he was asked to write the foreword to the bookwhose profits would go to the AIDS Foundation. It is said that Diana did not participate because the book contained many photos of half-naked men, but according to her, she had no idea what it was about.

“I wrote her again, I called and yelled at her, I told her that this book cost the AIDS Foundation a lot of money, I reminded her that she had already seen it,” said the musician. However, Diana chose to reply coldly in a letter to her friend: “She was very formal and strict: ‘Dear Mr. John…’. And that seemed to be the end of it all“.

In July 1997, the world fashion industry experienced one of the most scandalous and controversial episodes in its history: Versace was shot dead outside his Miami Beach home. When his murder was reported in the press, Diana called his old friend.

Sir Elton John sang
Sir Elton John sang “Candle in the Wind” at Diana’s funeral (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

“He asked me how I was, had I spoken to Donatella, and then he said, ‘I’m so sorry. It was a stupid alienation. let’s be friends again‘” the singer recalled from Rocket Man, his biopic.

This is how they resumed their friendship until another bad news hit Elton John: heThe tragic death of her great friend Diana. At his funeral, the singer performed the song candle in the windin which he named Marilyn Monroe but changed the lyrics to sing for his late friend, the most beloved princess in the history of England and possibly the world.

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