King Charles Laughs With Lionel Richie At First Official Garden Party Ahead Of Coronation

Lionel Richie is fitting right in with the royals! The music icon attended King Charles’ first official garden party at Buckingham Palace this week ahead of his scheduled performance at the monarch’s coronation ceremony. Lionel and girlfriend Lisa Parigi were spotted chatting and laughing with Charles at the formal outdoor event, and Lionel told reporters how the chance to participate in the upcoming historic event is a “once in a lifetime opportunity.” Garden parties have been a long royal tradition but were put on pause during the pandemic and resumed last year with other family members attending on Queen Elizabeth’s behalf. Lionel is among a star-studded lineup for Sunday’s coronation concert, which will also feature Katy Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Take That and more.