ELTON JOHN has revealed the heartbreaking reason he fell out with Princess Diana in his shock new autobiography.
According to the MailOnline, the iconic singer is set to release ‘Elton John Official Autobiography’ later this month. Within the book, Elton recalls the real reason behind the pair’s falling out before her death in 1997. Elton was a well-known friend of Diana’s and remains close with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry.
He was so influential in her life that Elton performed at her funeral.
The songwriter released a reworked version of his hit ‘Candle in the Wind’, which would go on to become the biggest selling single of all time, raising millions for charity.
But in a heartbreaking confession, Elton spoke about what really happened when they fell out.
He believes the root cause was a book Gianni Versace wrote called Rock And Royalty.
Royal news Elton John reveals the devastating reason why he fell out with Diana (Image GETTY)
Elton was a well-known friend of Diana’s and remains close with her sons (Image GETTY)
The book was a collection of portraits from renowned photographers.
Proceeds would be donated to the AIDS Foundation.
Diana was expected to write the foreword.
Elton wrote: “Then she got cold feet.
Elton John said the pair fell out over a book (Image GETTY)
“I think Buckingham Palace didn’t like the idea of a member of the Royal Family having anything to do with a book that featured shots of naked guys with towels draped around them.
“So, at the last moment, Diana withdrew her foreword.
“She said she had no idea of the book’s contents, which just wasn’t true.”
He added: “I was angry with her, but I was also worried.
Her funeral took place on September 6, 1997 (Image GETTY)
“She seemed to be losing touch with all sorts of really close friends, who would be honest with her, and surrounding herself instead with people who told her what she wanted to hear.
“I knew from personal experience that wasn’t a healthy situation.”
Her funeral took place on September 6, 1997.
The Royal Family tree (Image EXPRESS)
It took place at Westminster Abbey, starting officially at 9.08am.
Two thousand people attended the ceremony.
TV audiences in the UK reached 32 million, making it one of the nation’s most watched moments.
Globally, it is estimated around 2.5 billion watched the funeral.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK