Once upon a time, a U.K. princess (okay, duchess) met a Disney princess.
This Sunday, the European premiere of The Lion King in London had fans erupting with as much joy as the animal kingdom did the morning Simba was born in the Pride Lands. Why? Well, because Duchess Meghan Markle and Beyoncé Knowles Carter have finally met in person! Oh yes, Prince Harry and Jay-Z were there, too. *wink*
The Glow-Up’s very own Managing Editor, Maiysha Kai, expertly provided nuggets as to why these stars were very much aligned. This meeting was only a matter of time.
Kai wrote, at the top of July:
If so, that’s a photo op we’re sorry to have missed; to date, the closest we’ve seen is a February Instagram post of Beyoncé and Jay posing in front of a portrait of the Duchess (a gesture that reportedly found her equally starstruck, according to Cosmopolitan). But if rumors become reality, the two icons may be meeting sooner than later.
The long-awaited meeting gave us warm and fuzzy feels. According to lip-reading experts—also known as Beyoncé stans—Bey appeared to be saying, “My princess” as she hugged the Duchess of Sussex and fellow mother.
As CNN notes, this was clearly a special occasion as etiquette dictates royals should not be touched unless they initiate contact, let alone hug. But, as Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have shown, they are a much more modern version of tradition. This moment deserves a hug, so a hug it is!
Hugging aside, we have to talk fashion. What were these ladies wearing while showcasing this black sisterly love?
Beyoncé was draped in an aptly-colored golden gown by Cong Tri, paired with Lorraine Schwartz earrings. The 37-year-old diva glided across the red carpet, giving us a long-legged peek of thigh.
As Fashionista.com noted, Meghan looked elegant in a black Jason Wu dress, a complimenting Gucci clutch, heels from her old-reliable Aquazzura and Nilos Koulis earrings.
Let us know when we can pre-order tickets to a badass Disney princess film starring Meghan and Beyoncé, thanks.