Sir Elton John and David Furnish will get married in a “small and intimate ceremony” next weekend.
The 67-year-old singer and his 52-year-old partner have invited 50 of their friends and family – including the likes of David and Victoria Beckham, Elizabeth Hurley and Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne – to their home in Windsor, Berkshire, South East England, for the ceremony on December 21.
A friend explained: “Elton and David have been planning this for months.
“Elton is flamboyant but, for once, this will be decidedly low-key affair. Only close friends and family are invited – it’s going to be a small, intimate do.”
The couple – who have been together for 21 years and exchanged vows in a civil partnership ceremony in 2005 – are planning for their two sons, Zachary, three, and Elijah, 23 months, to be ringbearers during the ceremony.
The source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “It’s important to David and Elton the boys play a special part.”
Guests at the ceremony will be treated to festive-themed canapes and mulled wine.
It only became legal to convert civil partnerships in to marriage two days ago and the couple’s wedding promises a much different affair to that they staged nine years ago, which featured 650 guests, including Lulu and Ringo Starr.