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The crowd gathered outside Diana's funeral listen to Elton John sing "Goodbye, England's Rose".

Elton John and Princess Diana had been friends since 1981. Prior to his friendship with Diana, John had been a friend of the Royal Family since the late 1970s. At Diana’s death, John was asked by the family to sing at Diana’s funeral. After meeting with his writing partner, Bernie Taupin, they found it would not be possible to write a new song in the time available and decided instead to rewrite the former 1973 “Candle in The Wind” song with new lyrics for Diana.

Elton John plays a specially re-written version of his classic Candle in the Wind during the funeral service for Princess Diana in 1997.