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15th Jul 2019

This picture of Meghan Markle hugging Beyoncé will honestly make your day

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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So yesterday evening, I filled you all in on the fact that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were out.

Yep, the royal couple (and new parents) stepped out on the red carpet for the Lion King premiere.

And needless to say, Meghan looks absolutely spectacular.

The Duchess, who gave birth to baby Archie in May, looked stunning in a black number with sheer sleeves.

She kept her hair up in a slicked back bun and accessorised the dress with a co-ordinating Gucci clutch.

The Lion King premiere was also attended by many famous faces and the star-studded cast, including Beyoncé and Elton John.

Truthfully, we were really excited for Meghan and Beyoncé to meet.

And they did.

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Meghan and Harry walked down a line of people, greeting them – including members of the cast.

What happened when Meghan Markle reached Bey? Well, there was a pretty immense hug between the two.

Meghan also turned to rapper Jay Z for a hug. Glorious.

According to Rebecca English of The Daily Mail, Beyoncé and Jay Z congratulated Meghan on the birth of her son, Archie.

Jay even managed to give Meghan some pretty stellar parenting advice, in the form of:

“Always find time for yourself.”

As we all know, this hugging situation is actually a pretty big deal. Why?

Well royal etiquette stipulates that you’re not allowed to touch a member of the royal family, so leaning in for a squeeze is almost unheard of.

Unless you’re Beyoncé or Jay Z that is.