MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry are firm friends with Sir Elton John – and the rock legend managed to whisper something secretly to the Duchess amid the glare of the red carpet spotlight earlier this year.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry are currently taking time off from their royal duties with baby Archie, and are believed to be spending Thanksgiving with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland in the US today. Sir Elton, who famously shared a warm friendship with Harry’s mother Princess Diana, has maintained close relations with Harry ever since her tragic death. When Harry and Meghan were on the red carpet this summer for the premiere of the Lion King this summer, the veteran rocker seemed to have a private message for Meghan.
Sir Elton was filmed taking the Duchess aside and was seen to whisper something in her ear.
Royal fans have been puzzling over the aside ever since, noting that Harry had previously greeted Sir Elton warmly with a huge hug.
However, the veteran performer is well-practised at keeping private amid the glare of the red-carpet spotlight, and what he whispered to the Duchess has not been revealed.
However, Marie Claire reported that Elton was overheard to make another comment to the Duchess.
The Duchess of Sussex and Sir Elton (Image Getty)
Sir Elton whispers something to Meghan on the red carpet (Image: Getty)
The star said: “I’m admiring your shoes.”
Meghan was wearing black satin heels with diamante slingback by Aquazurra for the glitzy event, teamed with her black dress by Jason Wu.
Meghan also met Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z on the red carpet, a friendship many royal fans have been eagerly anticipating as the two women are both friends with tennis ace Serena Williams.
Beyonce was also seen to whisper something close to the Duchess’ ear, and a lip-reading expert later confirmed that the singer said: “My princess.”
Meghan Makrle and Prine Harry with Sir Elton John at the premiere (Image: Getty)
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Meghan also had an encounter with Pharrell Williams at the premiere, and was overheard saying something puzzling to the star.
Royal expert Angela Mollard, speaking on podcast “Royals”, said: “She was talking to Pharrell Williams, when he commented on their relationship and how much of an inspiration they are.
“She was heard to say, ‘They don’t make it easy’.
“Now, we don’t know who she means by ‘they’, does she mean the public, the media?
Beyonce also had a whispered message for Meghan (Image: Getty)
Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish at the premiere this summer (Image: Getty)
“But, there was a first acknowledgement ever there, that it is hard, and it is challenging for them.”
Ms Mollard also pointed out that the Duchess’ half-sister Samantha Markle had just come out with her latest outburst in the media, too.
She added: “We don’t know if she’s talking about her own family – but certainly Samantha Markle doesn’t make it easy for her.”
Ms Mollard went on: “She cannot retreat like Kate can, to the warmth of her family.
Meghan had a cryptic comment for Pharrell Williams at the event (Image: Getty)
Prince Harry works closely with Sir Elton on charity projects (Image: Getty)
“I think it’s important to illustrate than Meghan doesn’t have the support that Kate does, and it’s another reason why we have to be very careful about any criticism of her.”
Meghan and Harry continue to be close to Sir Elton and his husband David Furnish, and spent part of their summer break this year at the couple’s home in the South of France.
His luxurious £15million villa, Castel Mont-Alban, is situated near Nice.
However the Duke and Duchess came under fire for they use of private jets to travel on their multiple breaks this summer.
Sir Elton later posted on Twitter: “Prince Harry’s Mother, Diana Princess Of Wales was one of my dearest friends.
“I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s untimely death.
“After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home.
“To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK