British royalty meets Hollywood royalty! Prince William and Duchess Kate walked the crimson carpet alongside Tom Cruise at the London premiere of Top Gun: Maverick.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, wore a black-and-white Roland Mouret robe with an off-the-shoulder neckline to the occasion on Thursday, May 19, whereas her husband, 39, complimented her in a traditional tuxedo. The premiere was additionally a fundraiser for The Film and TV Charity, which helps folks working behind the scenes on U.Ok.-based TV and movie productions. At one level within the night time, Kate was helped up the steps into the theater by Cruise, 59, who chatted with the royals as they made their manner down the carpet.
“[Prince William and I] have a lot in common. We both love England and we’re both aviators, we both love flying,” the Mission: Impossible star informed reporters forward of the royals’ arrival, per The Daily Mail. Cruise additionally expressed his pleasure at attending a significant premiere within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I love what I do, I’ve always enjoyed it and I’m enjoying it even more now,” he famous. “Particularly after the last couple of years, just to have an event like this is extraordinary.”
Cruise is reprising his function as pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell within the blockbuster sequel, 36 years after starring within the unique 1986 movie. “We’re going to have the same tone that we had from the first,” the Jerry Maguire star informed Access Hollywood in June 2017. “Stylistically, it’s going to be the same.”
Earlier this month, he confirmed that costar Val Kilmer additionally returned for the brand new movie: “I really rallied hard for him to make the movie,” the Vanilla Sky actor informed Entertainment Tonight concerning the cameo. “The kind of talent that he has, and you see that scene [with him in it], it’s very special. It’s just very special.”
The Top Gun: Maverick occasion is the second main crimson carpet second that the duke and duchess have loved after the loosening of COVID restrictions, following the No Time To Die premiere in October 2021. “Kate had her own Bond girl moment at the No Time to Die premiere,” a supply near Kate informed Us Weekly at the time. “She oozed confidence and old school Hollywood glamor.”
For that occasion, the mom of three wore a gold Jenny Packham robe with assertion sleeves and a ruched bodice as an homage to the late Princess Diana. “Kate admired Diana’s taste in fashion before William came into her life. During her school days she’d tell friends that Diana was her style icon,” the insider continued. “She is taking inspiration from the late Princess and wanted to pay homage to on the night of the No Time to Die premiere by channeling the dress Diana wore at the View To A Kill premiere.”
William, for his half, just lately honored his mom whereas talking at the official opening of the Manchester Arena memorial. “As someone who lives with his own grief, I also know that what often matters most to the bereaved is that those we have lost are not forgotten,” he stated in his speech on May 10. “There is comfort in remembering. In acknowledging that, while taken horribly soon, they lived. They changed our lives.”