The Duke & Duchess of Sussex popped up before Elton John’s farewell concert

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex really are able to pop up in unexpected places with no warning. The sign of true A-listers, honestly – they navigate the fevered public interest and media interest and we can go months without seeing them, and then they’ll just pop up somewhere. Last night, they popped up on Disney+, sending a message to Elton John ahead of his farewell concert, which aired on the streaming service. Here’s the clip:

“We were so grateful to be able to see you on your farewell tour” – I’m sorry, Harry and Meghan went to an Elton John concert and no one knew?? Harry thanks Elton for being his mum’s friend, for being his friend and friend to Lili and Archie too. Elton and Diana were close, although they had a few big fights. They parted on good terms though, having reconciled at Gianni Versace’s funeral in 1997. I love the way Elton kept up with Harry and tried to protect him and help him too. Apparently, in Elton’s farewell concert, he included images of Diana and Harry as well.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, screencaps courtesy of AppleTV, The Ellen Show, AGT, Archewell.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    omg I love this!! They are adorable. And I love how loyal a friend Elton has been to them.

    • Nic919 says:

      There is a screencap of Meghan putting her head on Harry’s shoulder which is very cute and will be a great photo to use in decades to come.

    • ElleV says:

      i love how he *only* included pics of harry and meghan and diana… not the other brother lol

      • Jais says:

        Well, the other brother was involved in the whole flybe stunt, which was such an orchestrated and petty move. EJ was around for the whole private plane outcry and spoke out against it which is something that William would never do. Instead, William orchestrated a whole photo shoot to make the Cambridges look good while the Sussexes were being buried in the press. Way to capitalize on your brother being down, jeez. That was my first realization that it wasn’t just the press beefing up the rivalry, it was the Cambridge themselves. I may have been late to the party in that realization though.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Jais, I remember my reaction to the flyBe stunt on here in a comment was something like “wow, so william really is an asshole.” Like that just removed all doubt that he was involved in and encouraging/enabling/leading the smear campaign and he was going to use it to his advantage as much as possible.

        I sometimes wonder how much that incident played a role in the Sussexes decision to walk away. I know there were so many other factors but for me that one just epitomized so many of the problems – not only would the Firm NOT defend H&M, but it would actively go out of its way to harm them, and not just the men in gray suits either. Harry’s own brother. there’s knowing your brother uses you as a scapegoat and then there’s the FlyBe stunt.

      • Tessa says:

        Will even used his three children on the stunt. Charlotte trailed after them holding a small bag with will holding George’s hand and also a carry on bag . Kate carried Louis. It reminded me of the trapp family escaping in the sound of music. And an empty plane was sent to pick them up so wills scheme backfired

      • Jais says:

        “There’s knowing your brother uses as a scapegoat and then there’s the flybe stunt”
        Omg. Truer words were never spoken @becks1. Really interesting to think about the Sussexes’ reaction to the flybe stunt and it being one of the first signals to them that they needed cut their losses.
        The von trapp family @tessa! The Cambridges wish.

      • Duch says:

        @becks – that was a turning point for me too.

  2. girl_ninja says:

    This is so sweet and they are so dear. They are really just living their lives and loving their friends with their whole hearts. I really do appreciate them and how Elton has been there for Harry his whole life.

  3. Amy Bee says:

    Elton has been a really good friend to them.

  4. molly says:

    I read that this concert was sincerely amazing.
    Elton John has *IT*, and that never goes away.

    (Whether or not this really his “farewell tour”, well, I’ll believe it when I see it!)

    • Zazzoo says:

      IKR? Are we going on five years of this tour? There was a pandemic pause of course. But the H & M message is super cute, either way.

    • Yonati says:

      I went to the concert and it was AMAZING!! I don’t know how he still has the voice and the energy. The audience was wearing out before he was!!! There was a cute shot of Harry and Meghan together at the concert, and that made me happy. I squee’d.

  5. blue says:

    Sweet! Didn’t EJ once lend them his plane for some trip?

    • Becks1 says:

      He did! The summer after Archie was born, he sent his PJ to pick them and bring them to his….villa, estate, whatever its called….in…Nice, I think? And he defended them when the BM tore them apart for that.

  6. ThatsNotOkay says:

    That was really sweet, kind, and endearing. And they somehow look better and more in love now than ever?! That’s life goals, right there.

    And thank you, Elton, from me as well!

  7. Eurydice says:

    Holy Moley – H&M are just so good at this. Of course, it helps that they’re genuine, too, but such self-confidence and not a trace of thirst.

  8. Pumpkin (Was Sofia) says:

    Aw this is really cute. And yeah I really love how they just move in stealth. They’ve got a really good support circle with them – ranging from their staff to friends such as Elton.

  9. L84Tea says:

    Did anyone notice the Archewell logo behind them on the doors??

    • Noki says:

      Yes I also read somewhere that is their office, wonder if it’s close to there home?

      • tamsin says:

        I thought I remember reading that their offices were in L.A. hence Meghan’s reference to themselves as commuters. I believe the address was Wiltshire Blvd.

  10. MsIam says:

    That was so sweet!

  11. Normades says:

    I love how genuine and improvised this feels. Harry is really just speaking from the heart and not reading a bunch of cue cards. They are adorable and yes, so good at this.

  12. Mess says:

    There was a flash of their kiss at their wedding, I can’t remember which song it was.

    I was lucky enough to catch his show at Levi’s Stadium last month – I live on the other side of the Pacific but was heading to Arizona for meetings, flew in early to catch Elton’s show and Florence & the Machine on the same weekend. Unfortunate that his touring is coming to an end because he was amazing but if you get the chance to see Florence, I highly recommend it.

  13. aquarius64 says:

    This has to burn the Other Brother. Elton just iced him. Harry and Meghan know who their real friends are.

  14. Over it says:

    I love the he genuine love and respect these two have for each other. They make you believe in the fairy tale happy ever after.

  15. TIFFANY says:

    I saw Elton John this spring and I let me just say, it was probably the greatest concert I have ever attended. Those 2 and half hours just flew back and the band was just *chefs kiss*.

    When he sung Border Song, I got chills. I had only heard Aretha’s version and he admitted she sung it better but he was up there. 😃

    He had montages during the show and it was Diana followed by Harry and Meghan’s wedding photo where they kissed outside the church.

    So telling. Elton was letting us know.

  16. Petra (Brazen Archetyped Phenomenal Woman) says:

    A great gratitude to Elton John for being an ‘uncle friend’ to Prince Harry, Meghan and their kids. I feel Elton, his husband and their kids are part of the outstretched arms around the Sussexes providing love and support.

    I was blissed out and crying watching the concert last night.

  17. QuiteContrary says:

    They are the cutest.

  18. Queenie says:

    Meghan is slaying in the clip! (do the youths still say that, lol I’m old). Her makeup is perfection imo!

  19. HennyO says:

    This is what happiness and a peaceful life look like; they’re glowing.

    PS: am I the only one who has noticed that Meghan has the same glow about her as the last time she was pregnant with Lili (occasion: giving an address, sitting on a bench in her garden wearing a red/pink dress and her beautiful hair styled on one side). Maybe we’ll find out in 3 months?

    • ROAA says:

      Harry said he only wants two children, “maximum”.

    • Barbara says:

      To me, she actually looks fairly thin. When she was pregnant, it showed in her face and chest pretty quickly but she looks as small as she was towards the end of her Suits days.

    • Aurora says:

      She looks quite the opposite to me, which is irrelevant since they seem content with their two kids. But this is the first time I see she ‘does’ look her age as a beautiful woman in her 40s. Her face is pinchy, and her usual looks obviously depend a lot on hair extensions.

      • AO says:

        Meghan doesn’t depend on hair extensions. She’s always had long hair, she’s talked about it so much, even said she hated it at a time, and there are pictures and videos from childhood to show that.

  20. Well Wisher says:

    So much in love, cute and adorable couple.

  21. blunt talker says:

    Harry and Meghan did a very lovely tribute to Elton John-I like how they move with stealth also-you never know where or when you will see them-It warms my heart to know that Elton and his husband put their arms around the entire Sussex family-God bless the Sussexes and God bless Elton, his husband, and their children.

  22. Well Wisher says:

    As a couple, they are simply adorable and very much in love.

    Just lovely to see.

  23. Beverley says:

    What a gorgeous, loved up couple! It’s like a fairytale – she rescued her prince, actually more precisely they rescued each other and they’re living happily ever after. It’s wonderful to see how much they feel for each other. 😍 Wishing the Sussexes a beautiful holiday season.