Prince William and Kate Middleton attend ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ London premiere

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Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the “Top Gun: Maverick” London premiere at London’s Leicester Square Thursday night.

The royal couple walked in with the film star, Tom Cruise , and spoke in front of a fighter plane stationed close to the red carpet. Middleton wore a black Roland Mouret floor-length gown and William wore a classic tuxedo.

William, a former Royal Air Force helicopter pilot, and Middleton were introduced to other members of the cast, including Miles Teller. Teller plays the son of Cruise’s friend Goose from the original “Top Gun” movie released in 1986.

Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive at the red carpet for the U.K. premiere of

Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the red carpet to celebrate the U.K. premiere “Top Gun: Maverick.”
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The U.K. premiere will not be the first time William, 39, and Middleton, 40, have seen the “Top Gun” sequel. In April, the Duke and Duchess were treated to a private screening by Cruise.

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The “Top Gun” premiere is hosted by Paramount Pictures and The Film and TV Charity, which supports thousands of people working behind the scenes in Britain’s film and television industry. The charity provided support during the coronavirus pandemic when many in the industry lost their livelihoods.

Cruise, 59, spoke on the red carpet about Prince William.

(L-R) Prince William, Kate Middleton and Tom Cruise at the London premiere and Royal Film Performance of

(L-R: Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Tom Cruise at London’s premiere and Royal Film Performance for “Top Gun: Maverick”.
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“We have a lot in common,” he said, according to My London. “We love England and we are both aviators. We both love flying. “

Cruise is no stranger to the British royal family. He met William’s grandfather, Prince Philip, in 2017 during a dinner commemorating the 75th anniversary of The Outward Bound Trust at Buckingham Palace.

He previously met William’s mother, the late Princess Diana, with his then-wife Nicole Kidman in 1992 during the premiere of the film “Far and Away.” He later attended Diana’s funeral in 1997 with Kidman, 54.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge speak to Tom Cruise, Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly at the London premiere of

At the London premiere of “Top Gun, Maverick”, the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge spoke to Miles Teller, Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly.
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William and Middleton have attended several movie premieres in the past. William is the president of British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The most recent premiere of “No Time to Die” was in September. “

Cruise is familiar with the royal family as he co-hosted an event Sunday celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign at the Royal Windsor horse show. The queen made a rare visit to see “A Gallop Through History”.

The 96-year-old monarch made another surprise visit Tuesday to a train station in London to see a newly completed subway line named in her honor.

Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive at the

Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the “Top Gun: Maverick” premiere with Tom Cruise.
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Queen Elizabeth, who is celebrating 70 years on the throne, was spotted at Paddington Station, where she unveiled a plaque stating she officially opened the Elizabeth Line. The monarch wore a sunny yellow outfit and a matching hat with blue flowers. As she met workers, she walked slowly with a cane in her hand.

“We’re all incredibly touched and moved and grateful to Her Majesty for coming to open the Elizabeth Line today,” said U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 57. It was amazing to see her. “

Kate Middleton is accompanied by Tom Cruise as she arrives at the red carpet at the U.K. premiere of

Tom Cruise is accompanying Kate Middleton as she arrives on the red carpet for the U.K premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick.”
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William and Middleton were not the only royals at the “Top Gun: Maverick” premiere. William’s cousins, Princess Diana’s nieces, Lady Amelia, and Lady Eliza were also present.

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Thirty-five years after Princess Diana and Prince Charles attended the Cannes Film Festival, the twin daughters of Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, made their Cannes Film Festival red carpet debut.

Lady Amelia Spencer and Lady Eliza Spencer attend the screening of

Lady Amelia Spencer and Lady Eliza Spencer attend the screening of “Top Gun: Maverick” during the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival.
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Princess Diana attended a gala honoring Sir Alec Guinness. Lady Amelia and Lady Eliza, 29, were just five years old when their aunt died.

Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.

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