Elton, 74, and David, 58, have been together since 1993 and welcomed Zachary via surrogate in December 2010, followed by younger brother Elijah, who was born in 2013 via the same surrogate.

Like many celebrities, they prefer to keep their young family out of the spotlight, so fans were delighted to been given a rare glimpse at the boys.

While their identities are largely obscured, it is clear that the brothers are growing up fast. Family friend Lulu was among those to comment on the  sweet snapshot, writing: "Even behind the eggs its clear they are growing up ... it happens sooo quickly!"


In a rare personal interview with the Guardian in 2016, Sir Elton spoke about the couple’s approach to parenting and how they keep their boys grounded.

"I'm their dad, I'm famous, they live an extraordinary life," he confessed. "David and I talk about it all the time, we're fully aware of the pitfalls that might happen.

"They are spoilt in the way they live and how they’re living, but they're not spoilt when it comes to the rules they have to live by. They get £3 pocket money, but £1 is for charity, £1 is for saving and £1 is for spending, they get three coins and put them in separate jars.

"And they have to work for it – help in the kitchen, help in the garden. They've got to learn the value of doing something and earning something for themselves."