Sunday, May 8, 2011
Elton & David Hosted Party After The Royal Wedding
A miffed Elton John hosted his own party at London’s Ritz hotel for some of those who had been left off the Royal Wedding reception guest list.
As 650 of those invited to the Westminster Abbey ceremony later tucked into champagne and 10,000 canapes at Buckingham Palace, Sir Elton, 64, and partner David Furnish, 48, held their own soiree.
It was dubbed the Not Flippin’ Invited party, in reference to wedding guests who were not part of the celebrations at the Palace.
But despite the lavish surroundings at the Ritz and a supposedly ‘posh’ guest of honour – a heavily pregnant Victoria Beckham, 37 – the party couldn’t outshine the festivities hosted nearby by the Prince of Wales.
‘Elton served up steak and chips. It was hardly a Royal affair,’ says a friend.
‘The Beckhams were among 12 other guests who made up the NFI list.’
Victoria was said to be ‘gutted’ to have missed out on the chance to mingle inside the Palace after flying 5,500 miles from Los Angeles for the one-hour service.
‘To add insult to injury, Victoria had to queue outside the Abbey for an hour beforehand and she didn’t even have an allocated seat, so she had to sit at the back and watch the couple make their vows on one of the TV screens,’ said the friend.
‘The whole affair left a bitter taste because she’s used to being the biggest star in the room and she’s rarely left off a guest list for anything.
‘Elton also wanted the lunch to be an unofficial baby shower for Victoria because she’s decided not to have her baby in Britain.
‘She said this could be the last time she comes home before the baby is born in the summer.
- Daily Mail