Prince Harry has long championed the causes of his mother, Princess Diana, like helping to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS and joining forces with his late mother’s dear friend, Sir Elton John, to help end the stigma surrounding the disease. Hello! caught up with the music legend at his AIDS Foundation’s 15th annual An Enduring Vision benefit gala on Wednesday (Nov. 2) in New York City, where he shared his thoughts on working with the Princess of Wales's son and the qualities he's inherited from his mom.
“People love him because he has his mother’s ability to communicate so brilliantly on a very, very humble level and that’s what she had,” the 69-year-old told Hello! at the gala, sponsored by Clase Azul Tequila and Chopin Vodka.
The "Candle in the Windsinger continued, “[Princess Diana] had that ability to walk into a room and make people feel very at ease and he does that, too.”
Over the summer, Harry and Elton joined forces in South Africa for the 21st International AIDS Conference. Discussing the royal’s participation with his work, the dad-of-two said, “It’s great because you know he appeals to young people.”
“I’m a little old so I can’t get through to the people that he can get to,” David Furnish's husband added. “We need more people like that to get through to young people because infections among young people are growing, not falling. So we need people like him."
Apart from his work with HIV/AIDS and veterans, the British royal has been keeping busy with his new relationship with American actress Meghan Markle. As for whether Elton will get tapped to perform at a possible future royal wedding, husband David laughed, "I don’t know anything about that."