British royalty meets Hollywood royalty Prince WilliamAnd Duchess KateAlongside them, they walked the red carpet Tom CruiseAt the London premiere Top Gun: Maverick.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40 years old, wore a Roland Mouret black-and-white gown with an off the shoulder neckline to the event. Her husband, 39, complemented her in a classic suit. The Film and TV Charity was also supported by the premiere. Cruise, 59, assisted Kate up the stairs to the theater and chatted with the royals on their way down the carpet.
“[Prince William and I]We have a lot of things in common. We both love England and we’re both aviators, we both love flying,” the Mission: Impossible star told reporters ahead of the royals’ arrival, per The Daily Mail. Cruise expressed his excitement at attending the premiere of the COVID-19 movie. “I love what I do, I’ve always enjoyed it and I’m enjoying it even more now,” he noted. “Particularly after the last couple of years, just to have an event like this is extraordinary.”
Cruise is reprising his role as pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the blockbuster sequel, 36 years after starring in the original 1986 film. “We’re going to have the same tone that we had from the first,” the Jerry Maguire star told Access HollywoodJune 2017. “Stylistically, it’s going to be the same.”
He confirmed his costar earlier in the month. Val Kilmer also returned for the new film: “I really rallied hard for him to make the movie,” the Vanilla SkyActor told Entertainment TonightAbout the cameo. “The kind of talent that he has, and you see that scene [with him in it], it’s very special. It’s just very special.”
The Top Gun: MaverickAfter the loosening COVID restrictions, this is the second major red carpet moment the duke & duchess have enjoyed. No Time To Die premiere in October 2021. “Kate had her own Bond girl moment at the There’s no time to waste premiere,” a source close to Kate told Us WeeklyShe was just 16 years old at the time. “She oozed confidence and old school Hollywood glamor.”
The mother of three wore a Jenny Packham gown in gold with statement sleeves, and a ruched bodice to pay tribute to Princess Diana. “Kate admired Diana’s taste in fashion before William came into her life. During her school days she’d tell friends that Diana was her style icon,” the insider continued. “She is taking inspiration from the late Princess and wanted to pay homage to on the night of the No Time to LosePremiere by channeling Diana’s dress at the View to a Kill premiere.”
William, for his own part, paid tribute to his mother during his speech at the opening ceremony of the Manchester Arena memorial. “As someone who lives with his own grief, I also know that what often matters most to the bereaved is that those we have lost are not forgotten,” he said in his speech on May 10. “There is comfort in remembering. They lived, even though they were taken too soon. They changed our lives.”