It was the moment every royal fan has been hoping for, as the Duchess of Sussex was finally photographed with Beyoncé at the UK premiere of The Lion King.
The star-studded event at Leicester Square marked their first public event together alongside their husbands, Prince Harry and Jay-Z.
Before taking a seat to watch the live-action remake, in which Beyoncé plays the role of Nala, the Duchess of Sussex chatted away to the songstress about family life.
According to royal reporter Emily Andrews, Beyonce greeted Meghan as “my princess” before the duo embraced in a friendly hug which suggested “they’ve all met before”.
Andrews added that Beyoncé cooed over the couple’s two-month-old son, Archie, before revealing: “We love you guys”.
The mother-of-three also revealed Jay-Z’s parenting advice for Prince Harry, telling him: “The best advice I can give you, always find some time for yourself.”
Beyoncé cooed over baby Archie “The baby, so beautiful. We love you guys.” She told Meghan. And Jay-Z had dad advice for Harry, telling him: “The best advice I can give you, always find some time for yourself”. Harry asked Beyoncé about Rumi & Sir: she said they were in the US. pic.twitter.com/Gp2XKmPcKe— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) July 14, 2019
Unsurprisingly, fans from across the globe kept refreshing their social media feed to catch a glimpse of the two ‘queens’ - and were not left disappointed.
“Yes, I’m screaming at the computer. Beyoncé and Meghan hugging, look at our queens embracing one and other!,” one tweeted.
“I want someone to hug me like Beyoncé hugged Meghan,” a second joked.
While another added: “Seeing Beyoncé and the Meghan Markle together, embracing one another, for some reason, is just so beautiful to see.”
YES I'M SCREAMING AT THE COMPUTER BEYONCE AND MEGHAN HUGGING LOOK AT OUR QUEEN EMBRACING ONE ANOTHER!!!— Annie Alexander (@AnnieA49) July 14, 2019
Meghan and Beyoncé😭❤️— 𝓪𝓺𝓼𝓪 (@queennnxpc) July 14, 2019
TWO LEGENDS I SAY.
Meghan meeting Beyonce is ART— Breanna (@breannasantella) July 14, 2019
i want someone to hug me like beyoncé hugged meghan— apesh*t (@t_apesh) July 14, 2019
I believe Beyoncé called Meghan ‘My Princess’ when she hugged her. What a day today has been. ♥️♥️♥️— Wendy Tlou (@mswendyt) July 14, 2019
Meghan Markle and Beyoncé! Queens supporting queens. 😱♥️ pic.twitter.com/s7PLol8zif— Kirsten (@Bothsides_now) July 14, 2019
The way Meghan gripped Beyonce's hand!!!! 😭😭😭😭 They had a silent conversation right there— Karabo Ledwaba (@AnElectricLady) July 14, 2019
Seeing Beyoncé and the Meghan Markle together, embracing one another, for some reason, is just so beautiful to see.— AYOBOLA DEBORAH (@AyobolaDeborah) July 14, 2019
Meghan met Beyonce, I'm so happy— Hannah (@imlovindakota) July 14, 2019
For her first post-baby red carpet event, the Duchess of Sussex dressed in a $6,191 black satin dress with sheer sleeves by Jason Wu - which is surprisingly still available to shop.
A $3,011 Gucci clutch and matching shoes completed the headline-worthy ensemble.
Words by Danielle Fowler
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