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Sir Elton's big day as he marries partner David Furnish

By Catherine Wylie

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have officially got married - exactly nine years after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony.

The veteran musician married his partner yesterday at their Windsor estate and updated fans with photos from the big day on social media sites.

Sir Elton posted a photo of himself, pen in hand, sitting next to Furnish at a desk, with a piece of paper in front of them, and the caption: 'That's the legal bit done. Now on to the ceremony!'

On Friday he used Twitter to direct people to the couple's Instagram accounts where he said they would be sharing "special moments" from their wedding.

The famous couple have two toddler sons - Zachary and Elijah.

On December 21, 2005 they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall, and a galaxy of stars joined the celebrations that day, including Victoria Beckham, Helena Bonham Carter and Sir Michael Caine.

That service took place in the same venue where the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall got married.

The pair met in 1993 when a mutual friend invited British Canadian film-maker Furnish to dinner with the rock legend.

With Furnish by his side, Sir Elton has hosted star-studded bashes and raised huge sums for his Aids Foundation.

Gay marriages became possible in England and Wales for the first time in March. Prime Minister David Cameron hailed the introduction as a "historic day" as many leapt at the chance to tie the knot. Northern Ireland is now the only part of the UK where gay marriage is not legal.

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