Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan attended a star-studded event to launch the live-action remake of the Disney classic The Lion King at London’s Leicester Square on Sunday night, July 14, 2019.
The royal couple was introduced the Beyoncé, who voices Nala and her husband Jay-Z.
The 37-year-old singer and her rapper husband celebrated Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor as the four of them met for the first time.
In one video of the foursome meeting, Beyoncé can be heard telling Duchess Meghan: “We love you guys. Your baby is so beautiful.”
Beyoncé and Duchess Meghan also shared an embrace before the royals chatted with the “Drunk In Love” hitmakers as they met the stars of the hotly anticipated movie including director Jon Favreau and Sir Elton John.
(Click through the post below to see photos of British royalty meet Black music royalty, among others, on that star-studded evening.)
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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended #TheLionKing European premiere in London at the Odeon Theatre. In celebration of the film’s release, The Walt Disney Company announced #ProtectThePride, a global conservation campaign to support efforts protecting the rapidly diminishing lion population across Africa. As a part of their commitment to this cause, Disney also made a donation to The Duke of Sussex’s upcoming environment & community initiative which will be formally announced this autumn. The Duke and Duchess are committed to advancing conservation efforts across Africa and around the world, and working with communities to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. This evening Their Royal Highnesses had the pleasure of meeting the cast and creative team behind the film, as well as supporters of @africanparksnetwork, of which The Duke is President. Photo credit: PA images / Getty images – Chris Jackson
During their chat, Jay-Z offered his congratulations and wished the new parents well while Harry also asked about the pop royalty couple’s two-year-old twins Sir and Rumi Carter.
Beyoncé told the royals: “They are not here. They don’t come on every trip. We left them at home. They would love to have been here.”
Jay-Z even had some advice for the new parents, adding: “The best advice I can give you, always find some time for yourself.”
Beyoncé and Jay-Z had previously shown their admiration for the Duchess of Sussex when they won a BRIT Award in February.
Taking to her Instagram account earlier this year, where she and Jay-Z posed in front of a photo of Duchess Meghan, she captioned it: “Thank you to the Brits for the award for Best International Group. I won this award back in 2002 with my besties, Kelly and Michelle. How lucky am I to have been in a group with my other best friend, the GOAT Hova. In honor of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas. Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy. (sic)”
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Thank you to the Brits for the award for Best International Group. I won this award back in 2002 with my besties, Kelly and Michelle. How lucky am I to have been in a group with my other best friend, the GOAT Hova. 🙌🏾 In honor of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas. Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy.