Beyonce and Meghan’s touching moment
POP royalty has met with actual royalty at the Lion King premiere in London, with Beyonce sharing a laugh and a hug with Meghan Markle on the yellow carpet.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex walked up to the Leicester Square theatre hand-in-hand on Sunday evening, stopping to swap baby stories with parents-of-three Beyonce and Jay-Z ahead of the screening.
According to the Daily Mail's Rebecca English, Beyonce congratulated Meghan on the birth of "beautiful" two-month-old Archie, telling her that she and her husband "love you guys".
Meghan then reportedly asked about Beyonce and Jay-Z's two-year-old twins, Rumi and Sir.
"They are not here, they don't come on every trip. We left them at home. They would have loved to have been here," the singer replied.
Jay-Z then offered up a parenting tip: "The best advice I can give you, always find time for yourself."
The meeting of the two high-profile women sent the Beyhive into a frenzy, with fans taking to Twitter to share their excitement.
When they met, did they both bow? Game recognizes game?!?! To be in this room. My god. 😍 https://t.co/5v2AOscTAF— M'Baku's Other Half @ #Blerdcon (@blerdymj) July 14, 2019
Meghan squeezing Beyonce's arm like sisterrrrr... #AmericanRoyalty Love it!— Ms.🍪🥯 (@thebluelena) July 14, 2019
Imagine being in the same room as Meghan and Beyonce 😍😍 pic.twitter.com/jKKa6W9K6G— 👶🏽King Archie Harrison👶🏽 (@Sussex__Archive) July 14, 2019
Other celebrities in attendance included Pharrell Williams, who collaborated on the soundtrack for the new Lion King, Sir Elton John, who helped create music for the original animated film, actor Seth Rogen, and director Jon Favreau.
Meghan looked dazzling in black Jason Wu Mesh Panel Flared Dress, while Harry opted for a sleek black tuxedo.
Their appearance was part of a show of support for conservation work in Africa. Through the Royal Foundation, Harry and Meghan are working in collaboration with Disney, who have engineered the Protect The Pride campaign aimed at raising awareness of diminishing lion numbers.