Beyoncé accused of ‘upstaging’ Meghan at Lion King premiere

Some think the singer 'broke royal protocol'

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex mingled with showbiz royalty last night, Beyoncé and Jay Z.

The couples attended the Lion King premiere in London’s Leicester Square on Sunday evening.

Meghan shared a sweet moment with singer Beyoncé, who stars in the film, as they hugged and kissed at the glitzy screening.

Meghan shared a sweet moment with singer Beyoncé (Credit: Shutterstock)

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The Drunk In Love singer reportedly told the Duchess: “We love you guys. Your baby is so beautiful.”

She is also believed to have said: “My princess,” as the pair shared an embrace, according to eagle-eyed fans.

However, Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z have been accused of ‘upstaging’ the royal couple by arriving at the premiere after Harry and Meghan got there.

Then, when they met, Beyoncé was accused of “breaking royal protocol” by hugging Meghan.

Hugging members of the royal family has been frowned upon, however, the Duchess didn’t appeared phased.

According to the Mirror, body language expert Judi James claimed that Beyoncé sees herself on equal terms to Meghan.

Judi said: “The women start with a cheek-kiss that converts into a mutual hug, with Beyoncé closing her eyes to register deep affection.

“They keep their hands in place as they part to talk, with their left hands clasped and performing the kind of judder that is a strong tie-sign of mutual friendship.

“Meghan then looks impatient to introduce Harry to Beyoncé, touching Beyoncé’s arm before the pair perform a cheek-kiss.”

Fans were thrilled by Beyoncé and Meghan’s meeting (Credit: Tony Clark /

Fans were quick to express their delight over Meghan and Beyoncé’s meeting.

One person said on Twitter: “Beyoncé called Meghan ‘my Princess,'” followed by love heart face emojis.

Another wrote: “Beyoncé meeting Meghan Markle is really lovely – lot of warmth. Weird to see Beyoncé look kind of starstruck!”

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A third added: “Beyoncé called Meghan Markle my princess and now am [emojis]. Two women I adore so much.”

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