Elton John and David Furnish: Utterly overwhelmed by support for our marriage

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Sir Elton John and David Furnish have thanked all their fans for messages of support following last weekend’s marriage by the showbiz pair.

The couple – who entered into a civil partnership eight years ago – converted the partnership into a marriage on Saturday.

Sons Zachary and Elijah served as ring bearers for the ceremony. Sir Elton captured the day in a series of photographs on Instagram.

David and Victoria Beckham, musician Ed Sheeran and actor David Walliams were among the guests.

In a statement on Instagram Sir Elton John and David Furnish said: “We’re utterly overwhelmed by and overjoyed by all the kind messages of support we’ve received from people around the world. Massive thanks to everyone from the bottom of our hearts!

We’re grateful and privileged to live in a country where it isn’t illegal to be gay and where marriage equality is a reality. Let’s all stand up for LGBT people living around the world who deserve the same rights. #ShareTheLove.”