Meghan Markle Hits First Red Carpet as a Royal at The Lion King Premiere

Duchess of Sussex made a breathtaking appearance alongside Prince Harry in support of their conservation work.

By McKenna Aiello Jul 14, 2019 5:49 PMTags
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Meghan Markle is feeling right at home on the red carpet at the U.K. premiere for The Lion King

The former actress turned Duchess of Sussex returned to her glamorous roots on Sunday evening when she and Prince Harry stepped out to mix and mingle with the stars of Disney's highly-anticipated remake

In what marked her first major red carpet appearance as a member of the British royal family, Markle looked every inch the Hollywood star we first knew her as in a $2,450 long-sleeve, black tea-length Jason Wu Collection mesh panel dress, paired with matching $750 Aquazzara pointed pumps and a $2,390 black and gold Gucci "Broadway" clutch, as she walked the technically yellow carpet.

The royal couple walked to the tune of the Lion King ballad "Can You Feel The Love Tonight."

She and Harry—who looked dapper in a classic black and white tuxedo—met up with cast member Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z.

The royal couple attended the high-profile premiere in support of their ongoing conservation efforts in Africa, where they plan to travel to later this fall with baby Archie HarrisonThe Lion King has also launched the Protect the Pride, a conservation campaign working to protect Africa's lion population.

Check out every must-see moment from Meghan and Prince Harry's night out:

Welcome Highnesses

The two make their grand entrance.

Holding Hands

The two make their way down the carpet.

Matching Couple

The two sported black at the event.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Beyoncé and Jay-Z

The ladies bond at the premiere.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

The two share a moment on the red carpet at the London premiere.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

The two appear on the yellow carpet.


One fan seemed particularly star-struck by Meghan Markle.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

The two make their entrance.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

The singer looks like a queen alongside her husband.


The singer and cast member poses for a pic.

The Lion King hits theaters July 19.