British royalty and Hollywood royalty came together on the red carpet for the charity premiere of Tom Cruise’s new film ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ on Thursday night.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the ultimate wingers as they arrived in London’s Leicester Square ahead of the screening of the ‘Top Gun’ sequel, which sees Cruise reprise his most famous role nearly four decades later.
Kate shone in a timeless Roland Mouret crepe column dress. The fitted black dress was accented with a white off-the-shoulder band and she finished the glamorous look with a black clutch and a pair of Robert Pelham star earrings.
Prince William completed his wife’s chic look by opting for a classic blue velvet tuxedo and showed her love for aviation with shoes embroidered with two planes.
Cruise escorted the Duke and Duchess down the red carpet and introduced them to his co-stars, Jennifer Connelly and Miles Teller, as well as the film’s producer, Jerry Bruckheimer. The royal couple looked happy mingling, laughing and chatting on the red carpet before heading to the screening.
When the trio reached a small flight of stairs, Cruise immediately turned around and held out his hand to the Duchess, who was walking beside him.
Cruise is back in the air 36 years after the original “Top Gun” movie was released in 1986. “Top Gun: Maverick,” slated for release in US theaters May 27, sees his character, the naval aviator American Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, back at Top Gun Academy to train fighter pilots.
The highly anticipated film was originally slated for release in July 2019, but has been repeatedly pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“(Prince William and I) have a lot in common. We both love England and we’re both aviators, we both love to fly,” Cruise told reporters before the family arrived. royal, according to the Daily Mail.
The event, a Royal Film Performance, was organized in aid of the Film and TV Charity, which helps people working behind the scenes in the UK film and TV industry.
This is not the first time that the royal couple have rubbed shoulders with Hollywood stars.
In September last year, they attended the premiere of the latest James Bond film, ‘No Time to Die’, at London’s Royal Albert Hall alongside the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Kate dazzled onlookers in a long gold dress by Jenny Packham and was pictured chatting with Daniel Craig, who looked dapper in a double-breasted cherry velvet tuxedo jacket by Anderson & Sheppard over a shirt white and a black bow tie.
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