Sir Elton John has claimed that the late Diana, Princess of Wales trusted “the wrong people” towards the end of her life.

Sir Elton was speaking to the MTV owned music channel VH1.

He said: “She didn’t trust the people she should have trusted, her true friends.

“I always thought the people that really felt for her and really were true to her she just was a bit airy fairy towards in the end.”

He told a special programme about himself that he found playing ‘Candle in the Wind’ at her funeral a surreal experience saying: “What was going through my mind was, “Don’t fuck this up. Don’t sing a wrong note. Don’t sing the wrong note.

“Be stoic. Don’t break down and just do it to the best you can possibly do it without showing any emotion whatsoever.”