SIR Elton John has lashed out at the American media for poking fun at British royal CAMILLA, Duchess of Cornwall's fashion choices.

Prince Charles' new wife has been savaged on her first official overseas visit to America, where critics have ridiculed her fashion sense and dubbed her "the Frump Tower".

Furious royalist Elton insists the US press has been unnecessarily harsh.

He says, "I just think they've had very negative press, pretty mean press, and I just think it's unnecessary."