Martin Neary had to select music that was both personal and appropriately traditional.
‘I felt there had to be something to that represented the era of Princess Diana,’ says Martin, who was director of music at Westminster Abbey. ‘Elton John’s name came up, and the favoured choice was Candle in The Wind. Elton called his lyricist Bernie Taupin in California, and within a matter of hours he came up with this amazing title: Goodbye England’s
Elton John bade farewell to ‘England’s rose’