Elton John married his long-term partner David Furnish in a ceremony at Windsor estate in Berkshire, the UK.
A number of stars attended the ceremony. Among them were David and Victoria Beckham, Ed Sheeran and David Walliams.
David Furnish and Elton John, who have two sons together, became civil partners in 2005.
The couple’s sons Zachary, who was born in 2010, and Elijah, born last year attended the ceremony.
One image – showing the newlyweds holding hands, with Elijah standing between them – bears the caption: “Zachary grabs David’s iPhone and takes a photo of his brother while we exchange our vows.”
Elton John has been including the hashtag #ShareTheLove on his Instagram posts on December 21.
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Friends of the couple have also been using the tag, with the Beckhams’ eldest son Brooklyn writing: “Amazing day with family and special friends congratulations Uncle Elton and Uncle David #ShareTheLove.”
The teenager posted a photograph of the wedding lunch menu, which included wild mushroom soup with truffle cream, beef short rib and caramelized onion pie and warm chocolate pudding with ice cream. Guests were served Laurent-Perrier champagne.
Elton John has posted a number of pictures on Instagram, where he has thousands of followers, including a picture taken at a window showing a garden, with the caption: “Good morning! Nice day for a wedding.”
He later wrote: “The tables look stunning! We had red roses at our Civil Partnership 9 years ago and they brought us so much luck.”
On December 21, 2005, Elton John and David Furnish held a civil partnership ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall.
In March, the law was changed in England and Wales to allow same-gender marriage.
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Elton John has announced that he is to marry his partner David Furnish after a change in the law in England and Wales to allow same-gender weddings for the first time.
Elton John told Today Show: “We’ll do it very quietly. But we will do it and it will be a joyous occasion.”
David Furnish also told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the ceremony would take place in an English register office in May.
Elton John and David Furnish have been in a civil partnership since 2005 but the law changed on Saturday to allow marriage.
Elton John is to marry his partner David Furnish in May
“I’m very proud of Britain and the laws that we’ve seen come into existence since we’ve been together,” Elton John said.
“Having our civil partnership was an incredible breakthrough for people that have campaigned for a long time – through the ’60s and the ’50s in England when it was so hard to be gay and hard to be open about it. And it was a criminal act.
“So for this legislation to come through is joyous, and we should celebrate it. We shouldn’t just say, <<Oh, well we have a civil partnership. We’re not going to bother to get married>>. We will get married.”
David Furnish added: “We don’t feel the need to take an extra step legally. But since we’re committed for life, we feel it’s really important to take that step, and take advantage of that amazing change in legislation. We all live by example.”
Sir Elton John and David Furnish have two sons together – Zachary, born in 2010, and Elijah, born in 2013.
Elton John and David Furnish have welcomed their second child.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish- who already have a 2-year-old son, Zachary, together – have welcomed another child into the world via a surrogate.
According to the New York Post, the couple used the same California-based surrogate who gave birth to Zachary on Christmas Day 2010.
No further details about the birth or the baby have been revealed.
Last November, it was revealed Elton John and David Furnish were expecting their second child but had decided never to reveal the identity of the surrogate.
A source said: “Elton and David love this lady like a sister and they feel indebted to her for life.
“Naturally she has been well rewarded. But her identity will never be revealed. They are over the moon.”
Elton John and David Furnish have welcomed their second child
Elton John, 65, loves being a dad and has previously said he regretted waiting so long to have a child.
He said: “I think it changes everybody. It’s the most wonderful thing that you could possibly go through.
“I regret a little bit that I didn’t do it sooner, but he has changed our lives. Everything is about him now.
“He’s gorgeous, he travels brilliantly, he so loves people, and it makes our lives – he’s the icing on the cake.
“The first thing I do every morning is have breakfast with him. He shares my breakfast. Whatever I have, he wants.”