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Elton to Play Major Role in Diana Concert
Posted by editor_usa

Thursday 21
December 2006 @ 16:20
– GMT

Elton has confirmed that he will host next year’s memorial concert for Princess Diana.

The singer was personally asked by her sons William and Harry, and claims he is overjoyed at the invitation.

“The princes have only just asked me and I am over the moon,” he said. “They said there could be a role for me doing the MC bit by linking it all together and asked whether I would mind doing it, which of course I don’t!”

The concert, which is set for July 1 at Wembley Stadium, will include performances by  Joss Stone and Bryan Ferry.

“William and Harry are going to be choosing all the acts but if I can help them co-ordinate it I will,” the entertainer added.

Closer to July, the running order of the concert which is to be held in the evening, will be announced, as will the precise hour. So far, it is expected to last three or four hours.