Sir Elton John to get France's Legion of Honor from Macron

By The Canadian Press
June 21, 2019 - 8:45am

PARIS — Sir Elton John is to receive the Legion of Honor, France's highest award, during a visit to the presidential Elysee Palace.

The singer is to meet first on Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron before the two address a crowd at a palace event of France's annual music festival, the president's office said.

Macron is using the occasion to address replenishing a global fund to fight AIDS. He is to discuss the issue with Elton John before being decorated with the Legion of Honor.

Elton John has his own AIDS foundation, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year.

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