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Shannen Findlay

Royal hideaway! See Inside Elton John’s French home

When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex faced a wave of criticism and backlash from the media and public - a long-time friend of Prince Harry’s mother, Elton John, decided to step in. 

The musician who once said the late Princess Di could wal into a room and make everything “great,” has come to the defense of the royal’s youngest son and wife for taking a private jet to France for a secret getaway with their newborn son, Archie. 

world-famous celebrity revealed he footed the bill for the private jet - which is reportedly carbon-neutral - and that the family were visiting him at his estate in Nice. 

Elton John greeting Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry at the London premier of The Lion King on July 14, 2019.

"After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home," John explained in a Twitter thread.

The vacation, we are sure, was stuff made of dreams based on the mesmerizing photos of Elton’s stunning French property. 

The home was built in the 1920’s as an artist’s colony, according to People magazine, however it was refurbished to suit the singer’s personality. 

The sprawling property, said John to Architectural Digest in 2000, was what “heaven must be like this.”

"If Gabriel popped out from behind a tree and said hi, I wouldn’t be surprised. The gates close behind me, and I leave the rest of the world behind."

Scroll through the gallery above to see Elton John’s gorgeous French property - where Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan vacationed.