George Michael was always conscientious about how he handled a young Prince William during Christmas.
In 1990, Princess Diana invited the Careless Whisper singer to an intimate party at Buckingham Palace. Thats when the oldest of her two children came up to Michael and asked for him to play a song with Elton John.
The prince, who was then 8, approached him, [and asked] if you could sing a song, and Uncle Elton would play the piano,'' according to James Gavin. In his biography George Michael: A Life, the author begins a story on Tuesday.
Michael, who hardly knew Diana and John at the party, remained dissatisfied.
Michael later recalled a little Christmas latte. I cant believe I said no to England''s future ruler, although I was really too irritated to sing in front of strangers.
The rejection of Piers Morgan was absolutely worrisome and cruel, according to the author.
Years later, the alum of Wham! provided a version of Stevie Wonders You and I for Williams nuptials to Kate Middleton. The couple tied the knot at Westminster Abbey in London.
The song was originally available on the Michaels website, but the singer requested that listeners donate to the royal wedding charitable fund. William and Kate had asked guests and the public to donate to a variety of chosen charities instead of sending them wedding presents.
Michael did not attend the ceremony, claiming that the couple should be surrounded by people they love rather than cuddly ex-con pop stars.
Despite Diana''s invitation to the Christmas bash, the Faith singer had a strained relationship with the Princess of Wales.
During his 1994 trial against Sony Music, he received matchless consolation in the form of calls and occasional dinners with the Princess of Wales. Michael and her husband were both young at the time, according to Gavin. Michael called her my darling and even gave her a gold watch.
He kept Diana at a distance and rarely called her, although he wanted it to appear like he were badgering one of the most pursued women alive. Michael, who was gay, also believed that the princess harbored a crush on him.
On Christmas Day 2016, the singer died of heart failure and a fatty liver caused by drug use. Princess Diana was killed in a car accident on Aug. 31, 1997, at the age of 36.