Lionel Richie was asked to perform at the coronation concert for King Charles next month in London, and the 80’s star says it will be an honor.
Lionel told People, "I mean, you don’t get in the business and say, ‘You know what? I’ll be at the King’s coronation.' You know, that just never comes up. [It’s] A - a surprise. B - what an honor. And C - the fact of all the names that are out there that he could have had for this, he called my name.”
He added, “I want to see the pomp and circumstance because I don’t care what you thought Michael Jackson did. I don’t care what you thought Prince did. I don’t care what you thought Madonna did. Nothing’s going to be like this. This is the grandiose of grandiose right here.”
Richie also said that he's known Charles “for a long time,” and back in 2019, he was named the first global ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, which Charles established way back in 1976.
Richie said, “I really do celebrate his now stepping into the king role. He’s been in that prince role for a long time, but I’m anxious to see what he’s going to now change as far as his reign. And so I know him as a wonderful person.”
The coronation concert is scheduled for May 7th at Windsor Castle, and will also feature Katy Perry, Take That and Andrea Bocelli with more artists to be added at a later date.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]