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When the Duchess met the pop princess: Meghan Markle and Beyoncé dazzle at 'The Lion King' premiere

Beyoncé voices Nala in the remake of the beloved 1994 Disney film.

Updated: Jul 15, 2019, 01.36 PM IST
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (2nd L) meets cast and crew, including Beyonce Knowles-Carter (C) Jay-Z (R) as they attend the European Premiere of Disney's 'The Lion King' at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London.
WASHINGTON D.C. [USA]: Queen Bey meets the Duchess of Sussex! Looking like a million dollars, the pop royal, Beyoncé attended the London premiere of 'The Long King' and immediately bonded with another royal Meghan Markle.

Beyoncé sported a custom off-the-shoulder gold pleated gown with a thigh-high slit by Cong Tri, paired with fancy coloured diamond Lorraine Schwartz earrings and diamond rings, as she walked the film's red carpet at Leicester Square Gardens with her husband Jay-Z, reported People.

The singer voices Nala in the upcoming remake of the beloved 1994 Disney film.

While, Meghan has walked plenty of red carpets as an actor earlier, this marked her first film premiere as a royal. The Duchess of Sussex wore a semi-sheer Jason Wu black dress, paired with Aquazzura slingback heels and a black Gucci clutch. She was accompanied by her husband Prince Harry, who rocked a classic tuxedo for the event.

Seth Rogen, Sir Elton John, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Pharrell Williams and Sir Tim Rice attend the European Premiere of Disney's 'The Lion King' at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London, England.

They were spotted talking to Beyoncé and her husband. The ladies seemed happy around each other and hugged it out immediately. This marked the first time they have been captured together and is believed to be the first time that they have met, reported E! News.

Harry kissed Beyoncé on both cheeks in greeting and Jay-Z told Meghan and Harry, "congrats" for welcoming their son Archie Harrison, who was born two months ago.

Beyoncé said the child was "so beautiful," and she also told the Duchess, "We love you guys."

The premiere was held in "support of the conservation and communities work of His Royal Highness through The Royal Foundation", Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

The royal couple also had the chance to chat with representatives from organisations working for conservation and the environment.

The film premiere marked the first red carpet event for Meghan since she married Harry in 2018 and her first major celebrity event since she gave birth to Archie.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z previously paid tribute to the former 'Suits' actor in a video from the 2019 BRIT Awards, in which they appear in front of a regal portrait of the Duchess of Sussex wearing a sparkling crown and pearl necklaces.

This isn't Beyoncé and Jay-Z's first brush with a royal couple, they have earlier met Kate Middleton and Prince William during their 2014 visit to New York. The couples shook hands and spoke when Kate and William attended a Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclays Centre.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are proud parents to 7-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter and 2-year-old twins Sir Carter and Rumi Carter.

Helmed by Jon Favreau, 'The Lion King', will hit the theatres on July 19 and will release in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

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