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Tuesday, 17 March, 1998, 22:01 GMT
Let Diana rest says Elton
Elton John
Sir Elton wants to give tributes a break
Sir Elton John has said it is time to give tributes to Diana a rest, as Hollywood prepares to honour the late Princess.

In a television interview the pop icon spoke of his concern for Prince William and Prince Harry but backed the Prince of Wales as a good father.

Hollywood stars will attend a charity ball on Sunday to pay tribute to Diana's work.

However Sir Elton said: "I think it's time to give it a rest. I'm not sure about the concert (at Althorp) and I'm not sure of all the ideas about perpetuating the thing."

Diana
Hollywood stars will pay tribute to Diana next week
Sir Elton, whose recording of Candle in the Wind 1997 has raised millions of pounds for the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, said he would like to "leave it alone".

"I'd like to remember her in my own private way and I'm not going to be bouncing on stage and doing any concerts in memory of Princess Diana."

Sir Elton, who was knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace last month, expressed confidence in the Prince of Wales as a good role model for his sons William, 15, and 13-year-old Harry.

"I think they have a very good father and I think Prince Charles is a good man. It's going to be difficult without her. They are going to miss their mother," he said.

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