Elton John to have ‘quiet’ wedding with partner

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 file photo, British musician Elton John , right, and his longtime partner David Furnish, smile to the media and the public after their civil ceremony, at the Guildhall in the town of Windsor, England.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 file photo, British musician Elton John , right, and his longtime partner David Furnish, smile to the media and the public after their civil ceremony, at the Guildhall in the town of Windsor, England. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

Elton John and his partner David Furnish are planning a low-profile wedding in May, following a change in British law allowing gay marriages.

The singer told NBC’s Today show that he wants to celebrate “very quietly,” and added: “It will be a joyous occasion and we will have our children.”

The two men, who have been in a civil partnership since 2005, have two children.

In quotes released on NBC’s website Monday, the singer said: “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.”

Same-sex marriages were allowed for the first time in Britain Saturday, when a new marriage law came into effect.

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