The couple surprised concert-goers at one of Elton John’s farewell gigs in California by recording a special message. The video was played before the iconic singer’s concert at Dodger Stadium, which was recorded for Disney+.
In the personal message, Harry, 38, thanked the singer for being a friend, not only to his late mom Princess Diana but to him and his young children Archie, 3, and Lilibet Diana, 1, too.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also revealed that they attended one of Elton’s longrunning globe-trotting farewell tour shows.
“Hi Elton, we just wanted to say congratulations,” Meghan, 41, said at the start of the couple’s video message.
Harry then chimed in with his “congratulations” before Meghan added, “And we are just so proud of you. We’re so grateful that we were able to see you on your farewell tour also.”
“And thank you for entertaining everybody for so many decades,” Harry added. “Thank you for being the friend that you were for my mum, thank you for being our friend. Thank you for being friend to our kids and thank you for entertaining people right around the world.
“Even though this is officially your retirement, this will not be your last gig, we know that. But we love you and congratulations on an incredible career,” he concluded.
At the end of the video, Meghan lovingly rested her head on Harry’s shoulder.
Elton John performed at Harry and Meghan’s wedding at Windsor Castle in 2018 (he was also a star turn at the celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth in June) and hosted the couple at his home in the South of France in 2019.
Meghan and Harry weren’t alone in sharing their wishes for Elton amid his farewell tour. President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and crooner Tony Bennett were among the prominent figures who paid tribute to the iconic singer. President Biden thanked him on behalf of the American people for his advocacy for AIDS and HIV campaigning and fundraising via his charity.