Princess Diana was not always happy during her marriage to Prince Charles. In fact, the two were more like companions than husband and wife.

Before the former couple tied the knot, the Princess of Wales addressed to the heir to the throne as “sir.” And during their marriage, she talked about Prince Charles to her friends without mentioning his first name.

In the memoir “Me,” Elton John said that he was surprised when Princess Diana referred to Prince Charles as her “husband” and not by his first name. The singer said that the reference was very cold and formal, which was strange coming from someone who isn’t formal at all.

John also described his late friend as one of the most fun people he has ever met. “She was incredibly indiscreet, you could ask her anything and she would tell you,” John said.

The “Candle In the Wind” singer also said that men fell head over heels for the Princess of Wales. And everyone enjoyed her company. As such, John was devastated when the late royal passed away following a fatal car crash in Paris.

But before the Princess of Wales died, she and John also had a falling out. They only reconciled after the death of fashion designer Gianni Versace. Princess Diana phoned John to inform him about the death of their good friend, who was reportedly murdered by Andrew Cunanan.

Weeks later, John received another phone call from one of his friends telling him that Princess Diana died in Paris following a fatal car crash. The news shocked the singer.

John was spotted at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997. In fact, he recorded another version of “Candle In the Wind” to serve as the theme song at Princess Diana’s funeral.

Today, John refuses to listen to the song because it brings back memories from the time that Princess Diana passed away. If she was still alive, the mom of two would have been 58 years old.

Princess Diana, Elton John
Princess Diana and Elton John were good friends. Pictured: Princess Diana, John standing next to Princess Diana (L) during the requiem mass for Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace at the Duomoin Milan 22 July 1997. Getty Images/Gerard Julien/AFP