Prince William and Princess Catherine attended the glittering charity premiere of Top Gun: Maverick.
Hundreds of fans had waited for hours to see the stars of Tom Cruise’s long-awaited blockbuster arrive in Leicester Square, where William and Kate arrived to an electrifying atmosphere.
The premiere, which is a Royal Film Performance, is in support of The Film and TV Charity, which helps people working in the UK’s screen industry behind the scenes.
Although William looked dashing in his McQueen suit, it was his C&J shoes, which were emblazoned with an F-15 fighter jet, similar to those seen in the film.
In the meantime, Kate looked stunning in a Roland Mouret dress with a bardot neckline, a favorite of Meghan Markle. The gown was black with a white band across the top that showed off her collarbones. She wore 14kt white gold Robinson Pelham Tsar Star diamond earrings.
Cruise, 59, and legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer introduced the royal couple to the film’s stars, who were lined up against the backdrop of a real P51 fighter plane, like the one Cruise pilots in the film. Cruise and legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer introduced the royal couple to the film’s stars, who were lined up against the backdrop of a real P51 fighter plane, like the one Cruise pilots in the film.
Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Greg Tarzan Davies, Glen Powell, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, and Lewis Pullman were among the cast members.
Lord Lieutenant Sir Kenneth Olisa, Cameron Saunders, Acting Chair of The Film and TV Charity, and Alex Pumfrey, the organization’s CEO, greeted William and Kate at the premiere.
They met Maverick director Joseph Kosinski, screenwriter and producer Christopher Macquarrie, producer David Ellison, and score producer Lorne Balfe inside the lobby.
Brian Robins, President and CEO of Paramount Pictures and Nickleodeon, Mark Viane, President, International Theatrical Distribution, John Fletcher, Managing Director of Paramount, and Miles Quarles, Cinema Manager, Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square, were among those in attendance.
Cruise reprises his role as US naval aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, returning to the Top Gun academy to train fighter pilots, 36 years after the original Top Gun film was released in 1986.
Miles Teller plays Bradley Bradshaw, the son of Maverick’s tragic friend and radar officer Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, who was killed when a training exercise went wrong.
The premiere was the first Royal Film Performance since the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall saw the First World War drama 1917 in 2019.
The Royal Command Film Performance was first staged at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square in 1946 as the Royal Command Film Performance.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, as well as Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, watched the film A Matter Of Life And Death, starring David Niven.
On May 27, Top Gun: Maverick will be released in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Poppy Saunders, 11, daughter of Cameron Saunders, acting chairman of The Film and TV Charity, presented the Duchess with a posy. “I was pretty nervous, but it was really exciting,” she said.
Alfie Everett-Fletcher, whose father John Fletcher is managing director of Paramount UK, handed the Duke a program and said, “This is very exciting,” as he leaned down to chat with him.
Following the event, Alfie stated: “He (William) inquired as to what I enjoyed about the previous film, as well as whether I enjoyed planes, jets, and motorcycles. He claimed to be a big fan of the movie, as well as cars and other things.”