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Sir Elton John on Diana: ‘The world lost an angel’

The singer posted a picture on Instagram of the pair together, with his arm around the Princess.

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Sir Elton John (Billy Benight/PA)

Sir Elton John (Billy Benight/PA)

Sir Elton John (Billy Benight/PA)

Sir Elton John has remembered Diana, Princess of Wales on the 20th anniversary of her death.

The singer, 70, posted a picture on Instagram of the pair together, with his arm around the Princess.

“20 years ago today, the world lost an angel. #RIP”, wrote Sir Elton, who had been a close friend of Diana.

The star famously performed an alternative version of his poignant song Candle In The Wind in honour of Diana at her funeral, held days after she was killed in a Paris car crash.

Prince Harry later revealed the song touched him on the day, telling a BBC documentary: “Elton John’s song was incredibly emotional, that was part of this whole trigger system which nearly brought me to the point of crying in public, which I’m glad I didn’t do.”

On the 10th anniversary of Diana’s death in 2007, Sir Elton opened and closed a Wembley Stadium concert organised by the Duke of Cambridge and his brother in memory of their mother.

PA