Elton John marries his long-term partner David Furnish

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Sir Elton John and David Furnish have officially married – exactly

nine years after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony.

The veteran musician married his partner at their Windsor estate on

Sunday, with a number of stars expected to attend the ceremony.

John has posted a photo of himself, pen in hand, sitting next to

Furnish at a desk, with a piece of paper in front of them, and wrote:

"That's the legal bit done. Now on to the ceremony! ShareTheLove


John took to Twitter on Saturday to direct people to the couple's

instagram accounts, tweeting: "Join Elton John and David Furnish as

we share special moments from our Wedding tomorrow £ShareTheLove".

The singer has already posted snaps on the photo-sharing website,

including an image of a wedding invitation emblazoned with red roses

which confirms the big day is 21 December.

In a post next to the photograph, John says he and Furnish "will be

posting special moments from our big day".

On Sunday he posted a photograph taken at a window showing a garden,

and wrote: "Good morning! Nice day for a wedding. £ShareTheLove"

On Saturday night, the star posted a photograph of two pairs of shoes

sitting at a fire, and wrote: "Our little ring bearers are fast asleep

and their shoes are polished and ready for tomorrow's celebration.

@DavidFurnish £ShareTheLove"

The couple have two sons of toddler age called Zachary and Elijah.

On 21 December 2005, they tied the knot in a civil partnership

ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall.

A galaxy of stars joined the celebrations, including Victoria Beckham,

Helena Bonham Carter and Sir Michael Caine.

The pair first met in 1993 when a mutual friend invited

British-Canadian film-maker Furnish to dinner with the rock legend.

Their civil partnership service took place in the same venue where the

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall got married.

With Furnish by his side, John has hosted star-studded bashes and

raised huge sums for his Aids Foundation.

Gay marriages became possible in England and Wales for the first time

in March. David Cameron hailed the introduction as a "historic day" as

many leapt at the chance to tie the knot.

In an interview for US TV in March this year, John said: "We'll do it

very quietly. But we will do it and it will be a joyous occasion and

we will have our children."

He added: "For this legislation to come through is joyous, and we

should celebrate it. We shouldn't just say 'Oh, well, we have a civil

partnership, we're not going to bother to get married'. We will get


And during the interview for NBC's Today programme, Furnish said of

the anticipation from their circle of friends: "The phone's been

ringing off the hook."

Credit: The Guardian

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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