Sir Elton John is watched by David Furnish because he likes to accept the French Legion d & # 39; Honneur

Sir Elton John walked hand in hand with French President Emmanuel Macron when he arrived at the Elysees Palace to get the prestigious Legion d & # 39; Honneur.

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The legendary musician, 72, was watched by his proud husband David Furnish, 56, and Macron & # 39; s wife Brigitte, 66, when he took the obeisance in Paris on Friday.

The ceremony took place amid Elton & # 39; s vast 201-day Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour, which struck the Accorhotels Arena of the French capital on June 20.

Honor: Sir Elton John, 72, shone with joy when he won the French Legion d & # 39; Honneur on Friday against President Emmanuel Macron in the presidential Elysee palace in Paris

Honor: Sir Elton John, 72, shone with joy when he won the French Legion d & # 39; Honneur on Friday against President Emmanuel Macron in the presidential Elysee palace in Paris

After the performance, the hit character of Your Song left for Elysee Palace, where he received the coveted award from the president.

The singer looked neat in a blue suit, with his jacket adorned with the words & # 39; Benny and the Jets & # 39; on the back – the first song to be released on Elton's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album from 1973.

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Elton combined his ensemble with a white shirt and a blue and red polka dot tie, as well as his distinctive red tinted glasses.

Prestigious: the Tiny Dancer hit maker was embraced by the French president after the couple arrived at the Elysee Palace

Prestigious: the Tiny Dancer hit maker was embraced by the French president after the couple arrived at the Elysee Palace

Prestigious: the Tiny Dancer hit maker was embraced by the French president after the couple arrived at the Elysee Palace

So proud: the legendary musician was watched by his proud husband David Furnish and Macron & # 39; s wife Brigitte when he accepted the prestigious award

So proud: the legendary musician was watched by his proud husband David Furnish and Macron & # 39; s wife Brigitte when he accepted the prestigious award

So proud: the legendary musician was watched by his proud husband David Furnish and Macron & # 39; s wife Brigitte when he accepted the prestigious award

After arriving at the ceremony hand in hand with the French president, Elton gave a speech in the courtyard of the presidential palace.

Meanwhile, David, 56, rocked a navy pinstripe suit as he watched as Elton gave his speech to their two children, Elijah, six, and Zachary, eight.

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He stood next to Macaron's wife Brigitte, who looked elegant in a white shift dress.

The Tiny Dancer hit maker was also seen as a hug from the French president, who was wearing a stylish black suit, before thousands of people entered the courtyard for an event of the annual Fete de la Musique.

Excited: The ceremony took place during Elton & # 39; s expansive 201 date Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour, which struck the Accorhotels Arena of the French capital on June 20

Excited: The ceremony took place during Elton & # 39; s expansive 201 date Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour, which struck the Accorhotels Arena of the French capital on June 20

Excited: The ceremony took place during Elton & # 39; s expansive 201 date Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour, which struck the Accorhotels Arena of the French capital on June 20

Tribute: the singer looked neat in a blue suit, with his jacket decorated with the words & # 39; Benny and the Jets & # 39; on the back - the first song to be released on Elton's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album from 1973

Tribute: the singer looked neat in a blue suit, with his jacket decorated with the words & # 39; Benny and the Jets & # 39; on the back - the first song to be released on Elton's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album from 1973

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Tribute: the singer looked neat in a blue suit, with his jacket decorated with the words & # 39; Benny and the Jets & # 39; on the back – the first song to be released on Elton's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album from 1973

Grin: Meanwhile, David, 56, cradled a pack of navy pinstripes as he watched Elton give his speech with their two children, Elijah, six, and Zachary, eight.

Grin: Meanwhile, David, 56, cradled a pack of navy pinstripes as he watched Elton give his speech with their two children, Elijah, six, and Zachary, eight.

Grin: Meanwhile, David, 56, cradled a pack of navy pinstripes as he watched Elton give his speech with their two children, Elijah, six, and Zachary, eight.

The president greeted the virtuoso musician as & # 39; an icon that could set an example & # 39 ;.

& # 39; To receive this decoration, the Fete de la Musique day makes it even more special & # 39 ;, Elton said later in the courtyard of the palace.

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Macron took the opportunity to call on world leaders to supplement the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for a summit in Lyon, France in October.

Elegant: David stood next to Macaron's wife Brigitte, who looked elegant in a white shift dress

Elegant: David stood next to Macaron's wife Brigitte, who looked elegant in a white shift dress

Elegant: David stood next to Macaron's wife Brigitte, who looked elegant in a white shift dress

& # 39; To receive this decoration, the day of the Fete de la Musique makes it even more special & # 39 ;, said Elton in the courtyard of the palace

& # 39; To receive this decoration, the day of the Fete de la Musique makes it even more special & # 39 ;, said Elton in the courtyard of the palace

& # 39; To receive this decoration, the day of the Fete de la Musique makes it even more special & # 39 ;, said Elton in the courtyard of the palace

Icon: The President greeted the virtuoso musician as & # 39; an icon that could set an example & # 39;
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Icon: The President greeted the virtuoso musician as & # 39; an icon that could set an example & # 39;

Icon: The President greeted the virtuoso musician as & # 39; an icon that could set an example & # 39;

He said that 27 million people were treated and rescued through the Global Fund, which raised around € 13 billion in 2016.

Elton has generated more than £ 300 million for HIV prevention, education, care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS through its own non-profit AIDS Foundation, established in 1992 after the disease claimed the lives of many friends, including Queen idol Freddie Kwik.

Away from the stage, Elton has seen his colorful life appear on the big screen in the recent musical biography Rocket Man, with young British talent Taron Edgerton documenting his rapid rise to fame.

Calling: Macron used the opportunity to call on world leaders to supplement the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Calling: Macron used the opportunity to call on world leaders to supplement the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Calling: Macron used the opportunity to call on world leaders to supplement the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Saved: He said that 27 million people were treated and rescued through the Global Fund, which raised approximately 13 billion euros in 2016

Saved: He said that 27 million people were treated and rescued through the Global Fund, which raised approximately 13 billion euros in 2016

Saved: He said that 27 million people were treated and rescued through the Global Fund, which raised approximately 13 billion euros in 2016

However he beat out after the biopic was heavily issued in Russia and Samoa to remove any scenes of the same sex kisses and intercourse.

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Also cut out in the edited version is a caption and a photo at the end that refers to Elton who lives with his husband David Furnish and raises their two sons, Zachary and Elijah.

The musical sensation issued a statement in response to Russian film critic Anton Dolin who shared the way the feature film had changed in Russia – after attending a preview.

Work: Elton has generated over £ 300 million in HIV prevention, education, care and support for people with HIV and AIDS through its own non-profit AIDS foundation

Work: Elton has generated over £ 300 million in HIV prevention, education, care and support for people with HIV and AIDS through its own non-profit AIDS foundation

Work: Elton has generated over £ 300 million in HIV prevention, education, care and support for people with HIV and AIDS through its own non-profit AIDS foundation

A joint statement by Elton and the filmmakers stated: & # 39; We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to give in to local laws and to punish Rocketman for the Russian market, a movement of which we have not been informed so far goods.

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& # 39; Paramount Pictures have been brave and daring partners who have enabled us to make a film that faithfully depicts Elton & # 39; s extraordinary life, warts and everything.

& # 39; The fact that the local distributor has edited certain scenes, depriving the public of the opportunity to see the film as it was intended, is a sad reflection of the divided world in which we still live and how it is still so cruel may be that love between two people.

Biopic: Elton recently brought his colorful life to the big screen in the recent musical biopic Rocket Man

Biopic: Elton recently brought his colorful life to the big screen in the recent musical biopic Rocket Man

Biopic: Elton recently brought his colorful life to the big screen in the recent musical biopic Rocket Man

Hit out: He hit out after the biopic was heavily released in Russia and Samoa to remove all scenes with same-sex kisses and sexual intercourse

Hit out: He hit out after the biopic was heavily released in Russia and Samoa to remove all scenes with same-sex kisses and sexual intercourse

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Hit out: He hit out after the biopic was heavily released in Russia and Samoa to remove all scenes with same-sex kisses and sexual intercourse

& # 39; We believe in building bridges and open dialogue and will continue to insist on breaking through barriers until all people around the world are heard equally. & # 39;

Sir Elton & # 39; s farewell journey began in September 2018 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The huge roadshow will take a total of 201 shows in 201 days in North America, the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, mainland Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand before ending in the O2 Arena in London on December 16, 2020.

A joint statement from Elton and the filmmakers stated: & # 39; We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to give in to local laws and censor Rocketman for the Russian market, a movement we are unaware of to date were & # 39; (Pictured, Taron Egerton as Elton)

A joint statement from Elton and the filmmakers stated: & # 39; We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to give in to local laws and censor Rocketman for the Russian market, a movement we are unaware of to date were & # 39; (Pictured, Taron Egerton as Elton)

A joint statement from Elton and the filmmakers stated: & # 39; We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to give in to local laws and censor Rocketman for the Russian market, a movement we are unaware of to date were & # 39; (Pictured, Taron Egerton as Elton)

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