If you felt the ground beneath your feet tremble a little bit last night, it’s because two queens met. HRH The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle hugged Queen Bey, and we’re all still shook over it happening. If you haven’t been on the internet lately, you’re probably still unaware. But if you have, your socials are probably overflowing with the images of the British Royalty meeting the American Royalty.
But in case you missed the whole shebang, allow me to fill you in. At the Lion King premiere last night in London, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out for date night and graced fans and cast members with their presence on the yellow carpet. Inevitably, of course, the Duchess and Beyoncé met for the very first time.
The British Royalty attended the premiere because of an important reason. The Lion King premiere partnered with The Royal Foundation and the conservation work that Prince Harry is doing. Furthermore, Disney is also launching a campaign to protect African lions, which also aligns with Harry’s work.
You’re probably aware of Meghan’s obsession with Queen Bey. (who isn’t, really?) However, if you’ve been watching the news, you know that Beyoncé also has a rather healthy obsession (admiration) for the royal. Back in 2018, Beyoncé and husband Jay Z accepted their Brit award in front of a gorgeous poster of Markle. And later on, Bey penned a letter to the royal on IG, congratulating her on her pregnancy and talking about how the royal has pushed the boundaries of race relations dialogue. And ofcourse, her charity work, which she’s been a part of, way before she became a royal. Bey also coined Markle a “melanated Mona” (in line with Mona lisa)
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE FASHION, THOUGH
The British Royalty looked crazy good looking at the premiere. Both the Duke and Duchess wore black – with the Duke in tux, and the Duchess wearing a Jason Wu mesh panel flared dress. Wearing her hair in a tight bun, the Duchess is seen wearing the Aquazzura Portrait Of A Lady sling pumps. Her accessories include a Gucci clutch and brand new Nikos Ouli Diamond black enamel stud earrings.
Queen Bey was seen wearing a custom gold pleated gown with a thigh high split by Cong Tri. The singer voices Nala in the new live-action remake of the Lion King. And if spectators are correct, the American royalty greeted Markle by addressing her as “My Princess”. WE CAN’T DEAL.
People also revealed that both duos had a conversation about 2 month old baby Archie, who was christened earlier this month. Jay Z, apparently gave the Sussexes important advice, “The best advice I can give you, always find time for yourself.” As a father to 3 kids, including two twins, you KNOW he’s speaking from experience.