Sir Elton John joins husband David Furnish and their two sons Zachary, 8, and Elijah, 6, as they board luxury yacht after a day of sightseeing in Monaco

They are continuing their lavish European tour aboard a flashy yacht.

And Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish, 56, and their two sons Zachary, eight, and Elijah, six, decided to take in the sights of Monaco on foot on Sunday.

The Rocket Man hitmaker, 72, led the way for their family afternoon in a pair of navy and orange silk shorts teamed with a matching shirt and Gucci trainers. 

Holiday: Sir Elton John, 72, and his husband David Furnish,56, and their two sons Zachary, eight, and Elijah, six, decided to take in the sights of Monaco on foot on Sunday

Holiday: Sir Elton John, 72, and his husband David Furnish,56, and their two sons Zachary, eight, and Elijah, six, decided to take in the sights of Monaco on foot on Sunday

Flaunting his bold fashion sense, the music sensation wore a pair of red lens sunglasses and a dangling beaded earring. 

David selected a khaki shirt and matching shorts, likewise to Elton, he wore comfortable trainers for their stroll on land.

The family looked in high spirits as they walked through the marina past the collection of extravagant vessels that were anchored alongside their mega-yacht. 

Joining the family on their holiday are a host of their pals and their children who decided to stay on the docked boat for the afternoon.

Strolling along: The Rocket Man hitmaker led the way for their family afternoon in a pair of navy and orange silk shorts teamed with a matching shirt and Gucci trainers

Strolling along: The Rocket Man hitmaker led the way for their family afternoon in a pair of navy and orange silk shorts teamed with a matching shirt and Gucci trainers

Style: Flaunting his bold fashion sense, the music sensation wore a pair of red lens sunglasses and a dangling beaded earring

Style: Flaunting his bold fashion sense, the music sensation wore a pair of red lens sunglasses and a dangling beaded earring

Relaxed: David wore a more muted ensemble as he selected a khaki shirt and matching shorts, likewise to Elton, he wore comfortable trainers for their stroll on land

Relaxed: David wore a more muted ensemble as he selected a khaki shirt and matching shorts, likewise to Elton, he wore comfortable trainers for their stroll on land

Later on, Elton and his brood returned to the yacht and were greeted by their pals. 

The musician appeared eager to get back on board as he climbed the steps of the stern.   

Last year, Elton announced his plans to retire to spend more time with his family, saying: 'Having had children and seeing how much joy they brought to us, I thought, "Do you know what? I want to spend more time with them."

Happy: The family looked in high spirits as they walked through the marina past the collection of extravagant vessels that were anchored alongside their mega-yacht

Happy: The family looked in high spirits as they walked through the marina past the collection of extravagant vessels that were anchored alongside their mega-yacht

All aboard! Later on, Elton and his brood returned to the yacht and were greeted by their pals

All aboard! Later on, Elton and his brood returned to the yacht and were greeted by their pals

Hoping on: The musician appeared eager to get back on board as he climbed the steps of the stern
One step at a time: Elton held onto the banister to get back on the boat

Hoping on: The musician appeared eager to get back on board as he climbed the steps of the stern

'"I have to spend more time with them. I'm their father, David is their father. They give us so much joy. I don't want to miss too much."

He added: 'It was a pretty easy decision, to be honest with you. I just never thought that fatherhood could bring me so much joy, and I came to fatherhood late in the day, but it's been one of the miracles of my life.

'It seems to me something happens in my life every now and then which propels me to a different stage. This is a different stage and it's probably the most wonderful stage.'

Trendy: Elton's bold ensemble was from Gucci and the loose outfit kept him cool in the heat

Trendy: Elton's bold ensemble was from Gucci and the loose outfit kept him cool in the heat

Back to sea! David waited to get back onto the boat behind his husband

Back to sea! David waited to get back onto the boat behind his husband 

Kicking back: Elton chatted to a pal when he got back onto the boat

Kicking back: Elton chatted to a pal when he got back onto the boat 

The award-winning musician's career has been documented in 2019 musical biopic Rocketman, with Taron Egerton playing Elton in the film.

Rocketman follows not only the story of his career, but his personal life, looking at his struggles with depression, substance abuse, and acceptance of his sexual orientation.

The Your Song hitmaker came out as bisexual in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in 1976, before going to marry German woman Renate Blauel in Australia in 1984.

Comfortable: He looked comfortable as he sat down

Comfortable: He looked comfortable as he sat downon his luxury ride

Taking the lead: The children followed him up onto the deck after their run day on land

Taking the lead: The children followed him up onto the deck after their run day on land

Taking a little shade: Elton relaxed under a canopy, carefully making sure to keep cool

Taking a little shade: Elton relaxed under a canopy, carefully making sure to keep cool

Lavish life: The boats staff were on hand to give assistance to the VIP family

Lavish life: The boats staff were on hand to give assistance to the VIP family

However, following their divorce, he told the publication he felt 'comfortable' being gay in 1988.

The singer entered into a civil partnership with Canadian filmmaker David Furnish, 56, in December 2005, before tying the knot when same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in March 2014. 

Aside from music, Elton founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation back in 1992 - an organisation which aims to create an AIDS free future in order to make the biggest possible difference to those living with HIV.

Catching up: The group put on an animated display as they chatted

Catching up: The group put on an animated display as they chatted 

Vacation: Some of the pals looked like they had been at the beach as they sported kaftans and carried totes

Vacation: Some of the pals looked like they had been at the beach as they sported kaftans and carried totes 

Over the last 26 years the foundation's achievements include: reaching millions across 26 countries with the HIV information, support and care to save their lives and protect those they love; preventing almost a million babies being born with the HIV virus; and helping to leverage more than £300 million in additional funding from governments and funding partners.

In a recent statement, the Candle in the Wind singer said the foundation's mission 'is more important than ever' in our current climate, adding that he and everyone at the Foundation is optimistic about their ability to impact those affected by HIV and AIDS.

Elton explained: 'At this time of great uncertainty in the world, EJAF's work is more important than ever, and we remain steadfastly committed to addressing the unmet needs of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and fighting stigma as a major driver of the global AIDS epidemic.

'We believe everyone living with HIV/AIDS should have immediate access to high quality medical care and all people at risk of HIV should be empowered with the best knowledge and tools available to prevent transmission no matter who they are, who they love, what they believe, where they come from, or what they do.'

Where to next? Elton has hosted a number of different pals on his yacht over the summer

Where to next? Elton has hosted a number of different pals on his yacht over the summer 

Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish and their two sons take a stroll in Monaco 

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