Friday, May 8, 2015
BBC Chat with Elton at US Senate
Sir Elton John is delighted Prince William has named his daughter after his mother.
The 67-year-old singer was close friends with Princess Diana, and sang a reworked version of 'Candle in the Wind' at her 1997 funeral, and wishes her son, his wife Duchess Catherine and their kids Prince George, 21 months, and Princess Charlotte - whose middle names are Elizabeth and Diana - the ''happiest life'' together.
He said: ''[William and Catherine] are lovely people, they've got a boy and a girl now and I'm just delighted that one of the names is Diana. And I hope that the little girl is healthy and they have the happiest life.''
Earlier this year, Elton - who has sons Zachary, four, and Elijah, two, with husband David Furnish - called for a boycott of Dolce & Gabbana after the designers branded children born through IVF ''synthetic'' and opposed gay adoption and he hopes they can resolve their dispute face-to-face.
In an interview with CNN, Elton said: ''To say any child who's not, who came to the world via IVF is not an act of love, try telling that to a mother who has tried for years to have children and suddenly has been able to have a child because of IVF.
''In the future I hope we can talk it out between us, offer an olive branch...I'm not ruling out talking to them, and sitting down, you know, talking to them.''
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