Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Elton Plays Private Concerts for Prince Charles on Queen Mum's Piano

The Rocket Man performs his hits for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at posh gigs at their Clarence House home in London.

Sir Elton, 66, bashes out Crocodile Rock, I'm Still Standing and The Bitch Is Back on a Steinway grand piano that once belonged to the Queen Mum.

Charles, 64, and Camilla, 66, hum along and tap their feet at the "By Royal Command" gigs.

But royal insiders doubt he plays them his biggest hit Candle In The Wind, which he performed at Princess Diana's funeral.

A source said: "When the Queen Mother lived at Clarence House she had Noel Coward on the piano. Nowadays it's Elton John. Charles and Camilla are big fans."

The exclusive gigs are held in the luxurious, antique-filled Garden Room. Sir Elton was linked with the mass outpouring of grief over Diana's death because of his emotional rendition of Goodbye England's Rose at her Westminster Abbey funeral in 1997.

- Daily Star

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