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Elton John and his partner David Furnish. Photo: PA

Elton John and his partner David Furnish. Photo: PA

Elton John and his partner David Furnish. Photo: PA

ELTON John and his partner David Furnish are aiming for a "low-key" wedding next month following a change in the law which allows same-sex marriages.

The couple, who celebrated a civil partnership in 2005 on the day such ceremonies were introduced, said family and friends had been eager to hear about their plans.

In an interview for US TV, the singer said: "We'll do it very quietly. But we will do it and it will be a joyous occasion and we will have our children."

Gay marriages became possible in England and Wales for the first time at the weekend. Prime Minister David Cameron hailed the introduction as a "historic day".

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John, who has two adopted children, said: "I'm very proud of Britain and the laws that we've seen come into existence since we've been together.

"For this legislation to come through is joyous, and we should celebrate it. 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."

During the interview for NBC's Today programme, Furnish said of the anticipation from their circle of friends: "The phone's been ringing off the hook."

John is back in the album charts with a 40th anniversary edition of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which went in at No12.

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