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Sir Elton John pays tribute to Princess Diana on 20th anniversary of her death

The singer posted a picture on Instagram of the pair together

Sir Elton John has remembered Diana, Princess of Wales on the 20th anniversary of her death.

The singer, 70, posted a picture on Instagram of the pair together, with his arm around the Princess.

“20 years ago today, the world lost an angel. #RIP”, wrote Sir Elton, who had been a close friend of Diana.

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The star famously performed an alternative version of his poignant song Candle In The Wind in honour of Diana at her funeral, held days after she was killed in a Paris car crash.

Prince Harry later revealed the song touched him on the day, telling a BBC documentary: “Elton John’s song was incredibly emotional.

Prince Harry has spoken about how Elton's performance at the funeral made him feel (Credit: FameFlynet)

"That was part of this whole trigger system which nearly brought me to the point of crying in public, which I’m glad I didn’t do.”

20 years ago today, the world lost an angel.

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On the 10th anniversary of Diana’s death in 2007, Sir Elton opened and closed a Wembley Stadium concert organised by the Duke of Cambridge and his brother in memory of their mother.