Sir Elton John knew about Megxit before the Queen, a report said Sunday.
The superstar singer was a “rock” for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they debated their future in the royal family, speaking to the couple “every day” before they announced their plan to back off their senior duties, an insider told The Mirror. Sir Elton was a close friend of Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.
The Sussexes — who also had Oprah Winfrey as a celebrity confidante — told the singer about their Megxit plans before they revealed them to Queen Elizabeth II, according to the report.
“He’s an inspiration, an almost ‘motherly’ figure,” a source told the paper of the pair’s close ties to Sir Elton.
“They made their decision alone, but he’s a shoulder to lean on and listened as they spoke about their plans,” the source said, calling Sir Elton “a constant support” for the couple.
A source close to Elton told the paper that the star “has been their rock.
“So while he would never tell them what to do, he has been a listening ear and support throughout,” the source said.
A spokesman for the singer was at pains to stress that he had not influenced the couple’s decision to split from their family.
“Elton supports the fact Harry and Meghan are admirably taking control of their own lives,” the rep told The Mirror.