Windsor: British pop legend Elton John married long-time partner David Furnish in Windsor on Sunday, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership, with the singer posting evidence on social media.
The 67-year-old singer posted a picture on photo-sharing website Instagram of himself and Furnish in blue suits brandishing a pen as they signed a form.
“That’s the legal bit done. Now on to the ceremony!” said the caption.
The star-studded ceremony will take place at their Windsor home, west of London, close to the castle where Queen Elizabeth II spends much of her time.
The “Rocket Man” musician earlier posted of an invitation on his Instagram page, with the words “Sir Elton John and David Furnish request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their wedding on Sunday the 21st December” written on a background of red roses.
Around 50 guests, including David and Victoria Beckham, Elizabeth Hurley and Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, have been invited to the ceremony, according to British press reports.
Although known for his flamboyance, the ceremony is expected to be “a small, intimate do” with guests being served festive canapes and mulled wine, according to the Daily Mail.
The picture of the wedding invitation was among the first three posts to his newly opened Instagram account.
The others show a view of the couple’s estate under the words “Good morning! Nice day for a wedding. #ShareTheLove” and of two pairs of children’s shoes by a roaring fire.
“Our little ring bearers are fast asleep, and their shoes are polished and ready for tomorrow’s celebration,” read the caption.
It is believed the ring bearers will be the couple’s two sons, Zachary, three, and Elijah, 23 months. John said earlier this year that he and Furnish were planning to marry “very quietly” in the presence of their two children.