Elton John to wed long-time companion in England

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The pop icon Elton John will wed his companion of greater than 20 years this weekend in England, studies mentioned.

The 67-year-old singer and the Canadian-born filmmaker David Furnish will tie the knot Sunday at their residence in Windsor, Berkshire, close to London, a number of information studies mentioned.

Some 50 family and friends have been anticipated to attend, together with David and Victoria Beckham.

John earlier this yr mentioned that he and Furnish have been planning to marry “very quietly” within the presence of their two youngsters.

The singer voiced pleasure that England and Wales started permitting same-sex marriage in March. Scotland adopted swimsuit this week.

John and Furnish — who divide their time between England, Atlanta, Venice and Good within the south of France — entered a civil partnership quickly after the establishment started in Britain in 2005.

“I’m very happy with Britain and the legal guidelines that we’ve seen come into existence since we’ve been collectively,” John informed US community NBC in March.

“Having our civil partnership was an unbelievable breakthrough for those who have campaigned for a very long time — by means of the ’60s and the ’50s in England when it was so laborious to be homosexual and laborious to be open about it. And it was a legal act.”

Early in his profession, John was within the closet and married a girl. He later grew to become an advocate for homosexual rights and has been lively within the battle in opposition to AIDS.

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