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All night long? Lionel Richie to 'perform at Nicky Hilton wedding' at Kensington Palace today

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Published 10/07/2015 | 11:07

Lionel Richie performs on the Pyramid stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Lionel Richie performs on the Pyramid stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Lionel Richie will allegedly be singing at Nicky Hilton's wedding later today.

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The hotel heiress is set to walk down the aisle with her banker beau James Rothschild at lavish venue Kensington Palace in London, UK.

Lionel Richie performing on The Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 28, 2015. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Lionel Richie performing on The Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 28, 2015. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Lionel's daughter Nicole is the former best friend of Nicky's sister Paris, and it's the families' friendship that is said to have swayed Lionel to perform.

"Lionel has a break in his busy schedule in between performing in Henley-on-Thames and Switzerland. He doesn’t normally do weddings but agreed as he’s been pals with the Hiltons for years and was in the country anyway," a source told British newspaper The Sun.

“For them it’s not like booking a huge star, more like an old family friend who will get up and sing. That’s not to play down how amazing it will be.”

When Lionel finishes his set it's thought DJ Paris will take to the decks to entertain guests.

UK publication The Daily Mail report that Nicky will be wearing a couture Valentino gown worth at least £50,000, as well as her huge diamond engagement ring which is said to have cost £1 million.

The grounds of Kensington Palace, which is the late Diana, Princess of Wales' former home, will play host to a selection of famous and well connected guests, including one of the Ecclestone daughters, the offspring of Formula One chief Bernie.

Nicky Hilton attends M Missoni is for Music Summer Event at Le Bain Rooftop at The Standard on July 25, 2013 in New York City.
Nicky Hilton attends M Missoni is for Music Summer Event at Le Bain Rooftop at The Standard on July 25, 2013 in New York City.

Nicky's mother Kathy has apparently overseen the dress code for the big day, which will be black tie rather than the traditional morning suits often seen at weddings.

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