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Beyonce meets Meghan Markle at The Lion King premiere, says Archie is ‘so beautiful’

Meghan Markle and Beyonce met each other on the premiere of The Lion King. They bonded over their kids at the event.

hollywood Updated: Jul 15, 2019 16:04 IST
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Meghan Markle and Beyonce met each other at the premiere of The Lion King.
Meghan Markle and Beyonce met each other at the premiere of The Lion King.(Instagram/sussex royal)
         

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and pop singer Beyonce attended the London premiere of The Lion King and immediately bonded with each other.

Beyonce 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.

Britain’s Prince Harry, left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, poses for photographers upon arrival at the Lion King European premiere in central London.
Britain’s Prince Harry, left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, poses for photographers upon arrival at the Lion King European premiere in central London.

They were spotted talking to Beyonce 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 Beyonce 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.

Beyonce 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.

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex chats with Disney CEO Robert Iger as Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex embraces US singer-songwriter Beyoncé.
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex chats with Disney CEO Robert Iger as Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex embraces US singer-songwriter Beyoncé. ( AFP )
Beyonce and Jay Z meet Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Beyonce and Jay Z meet Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. ( AFP )

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.

 

Beyonce 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.

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This isn’t Beyonce 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. 

Beyonce 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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