Does anyone really care that today Sir Elton John (age 58) and his male partner of more than 12 years David Furnish (43), sealed their union today under the new civil partnership ceremony in the same place that Prince Charles & Camilla married in April?

I just want to see the jewellery.  The matching wedding rings and Sir Elton’s brooch were the stars of the day as far as I am concerned.   

We kind of expected the rings to be dazzling and outrageous and we were not disappointed.

Unusually, both dressed for the ceremony in traditional black morning suits rather than their usual colourful attire, the only flamboyant gesture was the diamond brooch Sir Elton wore on the lapel of his jacket.

The ceremony lasted about 40 minutes and was sealed with a kiss.

Sir Elton’s mother and step-father, Sheila & Fred were witnesses as were David Furnish’s parents Gladys & Jack, who flew to London from their home in Canada.  Celebrations continued at the couples mansion in nearby Windsor.

Congratulations to the happy couple!