Meghan Markle and Beyonce Meet at 'Lion King' Premiere in London

Meghan Markle and Beyonce definitely made the 'Lion King' premiere in London, England, a red carpet to remember.

The moment fans have been waiting for has arrived!

Meghan Markle and Beyonce crossed paths at the London premiere of The Lion King on Sunday, sharing a hug and chatting it up at the prestigious event.

While the Duchess of Sussex opted for a black Jason Wu dress with a semi-sheer top and sleeves, the hit-making songstress chose a shimmering custom Cong Tri gold frock for the premiere. As for Prince Harry and JAY-Z, both chose dapper tuxedos for the red carpet celebrating the Disney release.

A source told ET on Monday that Meghan was expected to attend the Lion King London premiere -- her first red carpet appearance since giving birth to her and Prince Harry's 2-month-old son, Archie, in May -- unless Archie kept her at home at the last minute. Meanwhile, Beyonce was there to support the film, given that she plays Nala in the remake of the 1994 animated classic.


Beyonce has openly showed her support for Meghan in the past. When the singer and her husband, JAY-Z, filmed a video to accept the Best International Group award as The Carters at the 2019 BRIT Awards in February, they gave an epic shout-out to Meghan. The couple recreated a scene from their "APES**T" music video -- famously filmed at The Louvre in Paris, France -- but instead of the Mona Lisa in the background, a portrait of Meghan sporting a crown and layers of jewels was displayed. The moment instantly went viral.

Beyonce also congratulated Meghan on her pregnancy on Instagram and on her website.

"Meghan's background as a film and tv actress has allowed her to use her platform for good," her tribute to the Duchess of Sussex read. "Meghan's charitable work in communities of color began years before becoming the Duchess of Sussex. As a global ambassador for World Vision, she traveled to Rwanda to see how access to clean, safe water impacts children, an issue that is near and dear to our hearts. She also visited and supported the Myna Mahila Foundation in Mumbai, an organization that helps solve the menstruation challenges many women and girls in the community face."

"She became the Duchess of Sussex following her marriage to Prince Harry of the British royal family in May 2018, becoming one of the few Black women to join a royal family," the tribute continued. "Meghan brought many Black traditions to her Royal Wedding including a Chicago-based Black pastor, an amazing gospel choir, and a young Black cellist. At the wedding her culture was front and center, and she and Prince Harry have continued to push the race relations dialogue forward both near and far. 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."

ET later spoke to Beyonce's mom, Tina Knowles Lawson, at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards, where she said Beyonce's BRIT Awards tribute was her daughter's idea.

"She told me about it and showed it to me," Tina said. "When they first did it, she told me about the idea, and I thought it was amazing. Yeah, it was really nice."

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