Sunday, November 4, 2007
Elton's Madeleine McCann Tribute Cancelled
Six months, as close as could be calculated, to the minute since Madeleine McCann disappeared from the bedroom of a Portuguese holiday apartment, her family, friends and neighbours gathered quietly last night to pray for her return.
The restrained nature of last night's service signalled a shift away from the high-profile approach previously favoured by the McCanns and their media advisers. Plans for a global "Madeleine Day", featuring the likes of Elton John, JK Rowling and the former American president Bill Clinton, appear to have been quietly shelved, along with plans for further public appearances by the couple.