Sir Elton John paid tribute and said goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday. Elton said, "Today I'll be joining the rest of the world in remembering Her Majesty The Queen.”
He added, "My own memories of her are filled with joy and admiration. The Queen honored me with a CBE (Commander of the British Empire), a knighthood and the Companion of Honor. I was lucky enough to perform at three of her Jubilees. They were always joyous and humbling experiences. But it was the moments out of the public eye that I will most fondly remember her for; dancing together to ‘Rock Around the Clock’ at Windsor Castle or experiencing her great wit, warmth and humor first hand. She served with grace and dedication, and she will be sorely missed."
He has a home near Windsor Castle. Unlike when he performed at Princess Diana's funeral 25 years ago, Elton did not fly back for Monday's service. He is currently on tour in the U.S.
He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for services to music and charitable services back in 1998.
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