New parents Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan stepped out together on the weekend to attend the Royal premiere of The Lion King.
The pair caught up with cast member Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z at the event for the first time since they paid tribute to Meghan by posing in front of a portrait of her earlier this year.
The high-profile folk looked thrilled to finally catch up, chatting parenting as they celebrated this much-anticipated reboot.
The couples were keen to discuss young Archie, with Béyonce proving she’s already a member of the Archie fan club and proud dad Harry admitting his little boy has hit an early milestone.
According to Hello! – “Beyoncé told new mum Meghan that Archie was ‘so beautiful,’ Harry then revealed that he was growing up quickly. He said that he mastered a new skill, and mimicked the newborn by stretching his neck. Beyoncé responded: ‘He’s holding his neck up?’ The doting dad added that Archie is ‘not so little anymore.'”
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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
Self-care (according to Jay-Z)
It wasn’t just Queen B that showed an interest in the royal parents new normal. Jay-Z also weighed in, chatting to the couple about the importance of self-care when there is a little one in the house.
“The best advice I can give you, always find time for yourself,” he told the pair.
When Harry returned the favour, asking about toddlers Rumi and Sir, Jay-Z explained they didn’t come along on this particular jaunt.
“They are not here. They don’t come on every trip. We left them at home. They would loved to have been here.”
The pair’s seven-year-old Blue Ivy did head to London with her mum and dad and was photographed looking stylish and confident.
People magazine reports that Beyoncé was thrilled with her royal catch up.
“After the meeting, Beyoncé smiled broadly and told reporters of the royal couple, ‘They are so sweet.'”
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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal