Beyoncé Looks Like a Royal and Hugs Meghan Markle at Lion King Premiere in London

The singer and cast member wore an outfit fit for a queen.

By Corinne Heller Jul 14, 2019 6:20 PMTags
Watch: Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Greet Beyonce at U.K. "Lion King" Premiere

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.

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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.

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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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See more photos of the couples and other stars at the Lion King premiere in London:

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.

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.