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Elton John's 'distress' as he defends royal couple's trip

Defence: Elton John
Defence: Elton John

By Lucy Mapstone

Sir Elton John has said he provided the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with a private jet flight to his home in Nice to give the royal couple a "high level of much-needed protection".

He wrote on Twitter he had been left "deeply distressed" by a "distorted and malicious account in the press" surrounding Harry and Meghan's visit last week.

"Prince Harry's mother, Diana Princess Of Wales was one of my dearest friends. I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana's untimely death," the singer said. "To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight."

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