The two women who might be considered among the most royal individuals in the world have finally met, and things will never be the same. Beyoncé and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, met in person publicly for the first time Sunday at the London premiere of Disney’s live-action Lion King remake.
As if the magical moment didn’t have enough star power already, Elton John and Disney CEO Bob Iger stood with the stars, too.
Jay-Z smiled on as his wife and the Duchess chatted, before Prince Harry said hello to them as well.
Their public meeting comes after a blossoming social media friendship. Beyoncé gave Meghan Markle a shout-out on Instagram in February after she and Jay-Z won the Best International Group award from the Brits. The couple posed in front of a Tim O’Brien portrait of Meghan, calling back their similar pose in front of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris in the “Apesh-t” music video.
“In honor of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas,” the caption said. “Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy.”