In 1997, John reworked his 1973 song, "Candle in the Wind," which was originally a tribute to Marilyn Monroe, in honor of Princess Diana. To date, the revised track has sold more than 33 million copies worldwide, with many of the proceeds going to charity.
John also performed the song at Princess Diana's funeral, which was broadcast globally.
In the recent HBO and ITV documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, John opened up about Princess Diana's philanthropic spirit, which he says she passed on to her youngest son, Prince Harry.
“She had that incredible ability -- which [Harry] kind of inherited -- to make people feel at ease and make them feel that everything’s gonna be all right,” he says. “I haven’t experienced many people in my life who have that ability, but she could walk into a room of people and make them feel as if everything was great.”