The Lion King: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry meet Beyoncé, Jay Z at London premiere of Disney live-action remake

Beyoncé, who lends her voice to Nala in Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King, was greeted by Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex at the London premiere.

FP Staff July 15, 2019 10:45:08 IST
The Lion King: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry meet Beyoncé, Jay Z at London premiere of Disney live-action remake

It was a star-studded evening at the London premiere of The Lion King on Sunday, 14 July, when Meghan Markle, former actress and the Duchess of Sussex, appeared with her husband Prince Harry on the yellow carpet.

Among the many eminent personalities who attended the Leicester Square premiere in London was Beyoncé, accompanied by her husband Jay Z, reports Variety. Beyoncé lends her voice to Nala in the Disney live-action film. Meghan met with Beyoncé for the first time in a public event, sending social media into a frenzy.

Here are some of the pictures and videos from the premiere

 

The event was also attended by several other bigwigs, including director Jon Favreau, Elton John, Guy Ritchie, Vin Diesel, and Pharrell Williams.

On 10 July, Beyoncé dropped a new original song from the film, titled 'Spirit', which she also co-wroteThe track comes at a pivotal moment for Nala in the film.

The Lion King was an instant hit with audiences around the world when it was originally released. A hugely successful musical theater version still runs on New York’s Broadway and in London.

The Lion King
remake, which began its worldwide cinema roll-out in China on Friday before hitting other countries next week, follows new versions of Aladdin and Dumbo. It is directed by Favreau, who was the force behind the 2016 remake of The Jungle Book.

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