See Beyoncé and Meghan Markle publicly meet for the first time at "Lion King" premiere

By Tre'Vaughn Howard

/ CBS News

The Meghan Markle Effect

Royalty, both literal and figurative, attended the European premiere of Disney's live action "Lion King" remake on Sunday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex showed up at the movie's premiere along with music royalty Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

The @disneylionking Royal European Film Premiere happened right here in Leicester Square! Here's a clip of our mane highlights from the golden carpet 🦁🐾👑

Roaring into cinemas in 4 days 🤩 #DiscoverLSQ #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/nW1UEb3eMB

— Leicester Square (@DiscoverLSQ) July 15, 2019

Queen Bey, as she's been crowned by her fan base, embraced Meghan at the event in London's Leicester Square, and she appeared to call the Duchess of Sussex "my princess." The interaction between the two couples has sent many fans into a frenzy of deciphering what was discussed.

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"My Princess" – Beyonce!!😆😍🤗 Meghan and Harry met Beyonce and Jay Z at the European premier of the Lion King. Beyonce plays the voice of Nala in the movie 💓🦁 Meghan has been a huge fan of Beyonce for years and she always made references on her now deleted Instagram! . #dukeanduchessofsussex #dukeandduchessofsussexstyle #princeharry #dukeofsussex #duchessofsussex #duchessofsussexstyle #duchessmeghan #princessmeghan #meghanmarkle #meghanandharry #princeandprincess #britishroyalfamily #sussexsquad #cambridgesquad #royalfamilysquad

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Meghan Markle meeting Beyoncé at the London premiere of #TheLionKing. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xOPmCJmRRz

— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 14, 2019

The singer-songwriter was overheard telling the duchess, "The baby, so beautiful," speaking of Meghan and Harry's 2-month-old son, Archie, reports Entertainment Tonight.

Beyoncé stars as the lioness Nala in the upcoming film, which has a July 18 release date in the U.S. The premiere also comes less than a week after the superstar released a single called "Spirit" for the movie.

Recently, Meghan has begun to ease back into the public eye after Archie's birth in May.

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She was spotted at Wimbledon cheering on friend Serena Williams, and on July 10, she brought baby Archie to the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club in Berkshire.

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