Looking like a queen, Beyoncé bonded immediately at the Lion King U.K. premiere with a real royal, Meghan Markle.
The singer and cast member sported a custom off-the-shoulder Cong Tri pleated gold gown with a side slit, paired with fancy colored diamond Lorraine Schwartz earrings and diamond rings, as she walked the red carpet at Leicester Square Gardens with husband Jay-Z.
There, they chatted with Meghan, who wore a semi-sheer black dress, and husband Prince Harry, and the ladies hugged it out immediately. This marked the first time they have been photographed together and is believed to be the first time they have met.
Harry kissed Beyonce on both cheeks in greeting and Jay-Z told him and Harry, "congrats" on the first of their son Archie Harrison, who was born two months ago. Beyoncé said the child was "so beautiful," according to reports. 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.
The 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 are parents to 7-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter and 2-year-old twins Sir Carter and Rumi Carter.
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In February, Beyoncé and Jay-Z accepted an honor at the 2019 BRIT Awards via a video showing them standing alongside a portrait of Meghan.
The Lion King hits theaters July 19.