Beyonce, Jay-Z chat up Harry and Meghan at 'Lion King' London premiere

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Monday, July 15, 2019
Beyonce, Jay-Z chat up Harry and Meghan at 'Lion King' London premiere
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Sandy Kenyon reports on the 'Lion King' premiere in London.

LONDON -- From Beyonce to the royal family, the European premiere of Disney's live-action "The Lion King" remake was about as star-studded as it gets on Sunday evening.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the opening, walking in as "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?" played.

In a post to their Instagram account, the royals later said Disney had made a donation to their upcoming environmental preservation initiative as part of a conservation campaign to protect lions across the African continent.

It was reportedly the first time that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had met the Carters. The two couples were photographed shaking hands and chatting next to Disney CEO Bob Iger.

Elton John, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Florence Kasumba and Keegan-Michael Key were also among those in attendance.

Speaking at the film's opening, Rogen said he was looking forward to meeting Britain's royal family and that it would be a "very interesting, unique experience."

Rogen voices the part of Pumbaa, the warthog. He said he was relieved that his humor could translate into a child-friendly film.

"I'm bubbling over with excitement. I just really can't wait. I've been practicing my protocol -- you've got to shake the hand. I'm really looking forward to it," Key said when asked about the opportunity to meet the royals.

"The Lion King" opens in the United States on July 18, 2019.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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