LATEST: Flamboyant rocker SIR Elton John and David Furnish are to wed in the same Windsor, England, venue as British royal Prince Charles and CAMILLA, Duchess of Cornwall.

A legal notice for John's same-sex civil partnership ceremony to Canadian film-maker Furnish was posted at the nearby Maidenhead Town Hall today (05DEC05) - 9.7 kilometres (six miles) away from Windsor's Guildhall, where the pair will "wed" on 21 December (05).

Prince Charles wed Camilla at the 17th century town hall in April (05).

Windsor and Maidenhead council leader MARY ROSE GLIKSTEN enthuses, "Sir Elton and Mr Furnish are making a solemn and formal commitment to each other and our Guildhall offers them both dignity and privacy.

"We wish them both much happiness for their important day."

John and Furnish will wed in a small ceremony attended only by their parents before joining their friends for a post-wedding bash later in the day.