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Elton says Princess Diana would have been “so proud” of her son for raising awareness of HIV.

The musician congratulated Prince Harry for undergoing a HIV test yesterday, which was broadcast live to the world via Facebook.

On Thursday, he wrote on Instagram: “In 1991, Princess Diana moved a mountain by addressing the stigma surrounding people living with HIV/AIDS. She showed the world we could safely wrap our arms around AIDS patients, by shaking hands with a patient without gloves.

”We’ve made huge strides since then in the treatment of the disease.

”People now live long, happy lives with HIV, when the virus is effectively managed with anti-retrovirals.

”Despite this amazing progress, most people today are still frightened and stigmatised at the notion of taking an HIV test.

”Today in London, Prince Harry gave that stigma a knock on the head by showing the world how easy and simple it is to take an HIV test.

”Bravo Prince Harry! Your mother would be so proud of you.”

The 31-year-old underwent the medical examination at Guys and St. Thomas’ Hospital to encourage people to get themselves checked.

His test results were confirmed as “HIV non-reactive,” which means he is fine.