Elton John paid Duchess Meghan a big compliment at ‘The Lion King’ premiere

By Zach Harper

Elton John has worn some fabulous footwear over the years. In the 1970s, he was known for rocking a pair of white lace-up shoes with wings on the sides. Let’s also not forget his famous platform boots from Tommy!

This famous pair of Elton’s footwear was auctioned at Sotheby’s in 1988. Photo: © Georges De Keerle/Getty Images

So it’s safe to say getting a compliment about one’s footwear from Elton is a pretty big deal – and Duchess Meghan was lucky enough to receive one on July 14 at the European premiere of The Lion King!

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After meeting Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Meghan and Prince Harry said hello to Elton and his Canadian husband, David Furnish. At some point in the interaction, multiple outlets report Elton told Meghan, “I’m admiring your shoes.”

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The Duchess of Sussex was wearing an exquisite pair of Aquazzura black satin pumps with diamante straps at the back. Given Elton’s own wide array of shoes and his taste in footwear, it’s not surprising he liked them so much!

Elton and David looked pretty glam themselves at the European premiere! Photo: © Getty Images

Harry reportedly paid his own compliment to Pharrell Williams right after saying hello to Elton, who was a good friend of his late mother, Princess Diana. Pharrell was clad in a tuxedo jacket, bowtie and… shorts. “I love the look,” Harry reportedly said to him, before Pharrell complimented both Harry and Meghan on their marriage and the recent birth of Archie Harrison.

Elton has had a pretty big year when it comes to movies! Rocketman, a biopic based on his life, was a huge box office success when it opened in May, and Elton has congributed to a new song to The Lion King’s soundtrack, “Never Too Late.”

Disney’s reboot of The Lion King opens July 19.

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