03/01/2011 AT 5:45 PM ET
He also shares thoughts on the bride-to-be, noting that Kate “is Diana in personality. She is very discreet, she is a very beautiful girl. They have been together a long time and I think she has handled the pressure so much.”
As for his take on Prince William, John says he believes the young royal has “one of the hardest jobs in the world the scrutiny he will be under.” But the pop star also thinks William is well-equipped to take on another demanding role.
“I hope [William] becomes King at an early age,” says the British singer. “I think we need young people like him to lead. I think he will be a tremendous king – not that Charles won’t, but I think William will be tremendous.”
John also wasn’t shy about sharing his feelings on William’s choice to give Kate his mother’s sapphire engagement ring.
“It is none of my business,” he said, “but I thought it was a little odd.”
Let’s hope he leaves that last comment off the reply card.
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