Regal glamor rarely meets its Hollywood counterpart, but there are occasions when they stand side by side – and neither party wants to be outshone.
On rare occasions, a film will receive a royal film premiere in London, usually in aid of a charity run by the royal family member in attendance. Queen Elizabeth II has attended some of these, as has Princess Diana. Now it’s Kate Middleton’s turn to shine on the red carpet.
here news week summarizes ten of the most glamorous and glitzy trips royals have made to the cinema:
princess diana, For your eyes onlyJune 24, 1981
Just five days before her wedding to Prince Charles, Diana attended a royal premiere for the first time to see the James Bond film For your eyes only with Roger Moore. Diana wowed the crowds in a sparkling red and gold gown by designers Belleville Sassoon and was joined by Charles and his aunt, Princess Margaret.
princess diana, Burke and WillsNovember 1, 1985
During a 1985 royal tour in Melbourne, Australia, Diana wore a metallic silver Bruce Oldfield gown to a film premiere of the historical drama Burke and Wills. Diana attended the event with Prince Charles on November 1, 1985 and was introduced to the stars of the film after the performance.
princess diana, The living daylightsJune 29, 1987
On June 29, 1987, Diana and Charles attended the premiere of the James Bond film The living daylights. Diana wore a typical 1980s princess dress designed by David Emanuel, the maker of her wedding dress. Diana included the dress in the charity auction she held at Christie’s before her death in 1997.
princess diana, stepping outSeptember 19, 1991
On September 19, 1981, Diana attended the premiere for stepping out specially arranged to support children’s charities, which she patronizes. The princess wore an elegant one-shoulder gown commissioned by designer Catherine Walker during a state visit to Brazil. Diana met the film’s star, Liza Minelli, and the two struck up an engaged chat in front of the assembled press.
princess diana, In love and warFebruary 12, 1997
In the last year of her life, Diana attended the film premiere of Sir Richard Attenborough In love and war. Attenborough was a close personal friend of the Princess and the evening had been arranged in aid of the British Red Cross anti-personnel mine campaign – a cause Diana had dedicated her last months to. She wore a blue Catherine Walker gown with lace detailing.
Queen Elizabeth the secondThe chronicles of Narnia, November 30, 2010
Queen Elizabeth II, who has been seen less frequently at royal premieres in recent years, still knows how to make a glamorous statement in the presence of Hollywood royalty. At a special exhibition by Disney The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Merchant of the Dawn Treader On November 30, 2010, the Queen wore a bright blue kaftan-style gown embellished with crystals.
kate middleton, warhorseJanuary 8, 2012
Kate Middleton attended her first royal film premiere with Prince William in 2012. The new Duchess of Cambridge wore a stunning black lace dress by designers Temperley London and a clutch by James Mascaro. Kate showed off her royal sparkle that night by wearing a set of diamonds reportedly given to her by Prince Charles as a wedding present.
kate middleton, A street cat named BobNovember 3, 2016
On November 3, 2016, Kate attended the premiere of a film titled A street cat named Bob. The event supported the Action On Addiction initiative and for the occasion Kate wore a white selfie dress from her 2016 collection which has become a favorite among other royals such as Princess Ingrid of Norway who wore it for an official photo in 2019 wore.
meghan markle, The Lion KingJuly 14, 2019
When it comes to movie star glamour, surely nobody understands what it means better than the first movie star to marry into the British royal family? At the 2019 premiere of Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King, Meghan wowed in a chic and elegant black cocktail dress by designer Jason Wu. The gown’s sheer neckline and sleeve details were complemented by Meghan’s simple styling.
kate middleton, no time to dieSeptember 28, 2021
Kate’s stunning appearance on James Bond no time to die Premiere in September 2021 was accepted as accepted Fashion “worthy of the most glamorous Bond girls.” Jenny Packham’s glittering gold-embellished gown outshone the other stars of the show – the actors on the red carpet. Prince William and Prince Charles also attended the premiere with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall wearing an ice blue Bruce Oldfield gown.
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