LADY Jane Fellowes has retreated from public life since the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997. But today, the baroness will celebrate the life of her late sister - when she delivers a reading at the Royal Wedding. Here's what we know about Diana's "private" sibling. Who is Lady Jane Fellowes? Lady Jane Fellowes, 61, is one of the two older sisters of the late Princess of Wales. Her parents, Edward John Spencer and Frances Ruth Burke Roche, divorced in 1969 - when Jane was 12 and Diana was just seven-years-old. Like Diana and their other sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Jane attended West Heath boarding school in Sevenoakes, Kent. A school prefect, she is said to be the most academically gifted of the three Spencer sisters. What other connections does Baroness Fellowes have with the Royal family? In April 1978, Jane married her distant relation, Robert Fellowes, who was then assistant private secretary to the Queen. Diana was a bridesmaid at the wedding ceremony, … [Read more...] about Who is Lady Jane Fellowes? Princess Diana’s sister giving a reading at Meghan and Harry’s Royal Wedding
PRINCESS Diana's butler Paul Burrell looked stunned as he was stopped by security at the Royal Wedding today. He was snapped getting accosted by officers in hi-vis jackets in a private area of Windsor close to where Prince Harry will wed Meghan Markle this morning. Burrell, dressed a smart grey wedding suit and pink tie, was later spotted inside the chapel. A source said: "Paul is doing some media work for a US broadcaster, so he arrived at the media tent, a runner came out and he went in. He wasn't stopped." Diana's former butler has been accused of cashing in on the Royal Wedding following a "skin crawling" TV interview. He claimed the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry would have greeted Meghan Markle into the family with open arms. In an interview with Lorraine, Mr Burrell said Diana would be "there in spirit" on the big day, with it hoped that the loved-up couple would carry on her legacy. How the Royal Wedding has unfolded so far... And he claimed that … [Read more...] about Princess Diana’s butler Paul Burrell stopped by Royal Wedding security as he walks through Windsor with entourage
MEGHAN Markle's brother claims she's as kind, warm and caring as Princess Diana - just weeks after branding her "shallow and conceited" in a letter to Prince Harry. Thomas Markle Jnr now insists the bride-to-be shares empathy and love for the common man. He told Mirror reporters outside Buckingham Palace: "Perhaps Harry sees a lot of his mum in Meg, how she is with people. "From the moment she could put her arms around someone, she always wanted to cuddle to them. "She was an incredibly affectionate child who developed a tremendous sense of empathy and understanding for people. People wrongly think because she is an actress, it is fake." However, just weeks ago the 51-year-old pleaded with Prince Harry in a letter to call off the wedding - branding it the "biggest mistake in royal wedding history". He also claimed Meghan was acting the part of a princess "like a below-C average Hollywood actress". He now says Meghan, 36, has a "big Hollywood smile" but that she … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s brother says his sister is as kind as Harry’s mum Princess Diana – weeks after branding her ‘shallow and conceited’ in scathing letter
TWENTY years ago, Elton John caused millions to weep as he sang a reworked version of Candle in the Wind in an emotional farewell to Princess Diana. The song is the biggest selling single of all time after 33 million copies were sold but what is the story behind the lyrics? We reveal all... What is Candle in the Wind? Elton John originally recorded the single in 1973 in honour of Marilyn Monroe who had died 11 years earlier. After his close friend Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997, Elton teamed up with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin asking him to revise the lyrics to honour the Princess. It was recorded at Townhouse Studies in West London and re-released as Candle in the Wind 1997. Elton has only ever performed the single once - at Princess Di's Westminster Abbey funeral - and instead uses the original version at concerts. He has repeatedly turned down requests to perform the tribute again and said he never would unless asked by Princes William and Harry. The … [Read more...] about Why did Elton John perform Candle In The Wind at Princess Diana’s funeral and what changes to the lyrics did he make?
ELTON John will reportedly perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on Saturday - 21 year after singing at Princess Diana's funeral. The 71-year-old singer is a close friend of the Royal family and attended the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011. It's unclear whether he'll be playing the piano during the ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor or performing at the reception later in the evening, according to TMZ. The Sun exclusively revealed in February that Elton had quietly cancelled two of his Vegas shows - freeing him up for the weekend of the Royal Wedding. He was due to play concerts at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19 but is now expected to head to Windsor with his partner David Furnish. Speaking to executive editor Dan Wootton in January, the Rocket Man singer was coy and said "no one has been asked" to the wedding, yet. What we know so far... The complete timeline of Meghan Markle and … [Read more...] about Elton John ‘to perform at the Royal Wedding’ 21 years after singing at Princess Diana’s funeral