IT WAS a moment that delighted both royal fans and the adoring Beyhive.
And now Beyonce has shared an unseen snap of her meeting Meghan Markle at the Lion King premiere on Sunday.
The singer, 37, and Duchess of Sussex, 37, were spotted chatting at the European launch of the iconic 1990’s film remake in London’s Leicester Square.
Many images have been shared of the moment – during which Beyonce is believed to have called Meghan “my princess”.
Now, the mum-of-three has posted a new picture, taken from a different angle, to her 129m Instagram fans – fuelling speculation she brought her own photographer to capture the royal meeting.
And the fresh image, of both the women beaming, has delighted fans.
Of the snap – which has so far generated more than 3m ‘likes’ – one person wrote: “Another point of view of this iconic moment. This time from Beyonce’s crew.”
Another commented: “Nice, I’ve only seen back shots. Beautiful.”
A third shared: “Now that’s a powerful womanhood.”
And a fourth added: “When beauties meet!”
In the same carousel on her post, Beyonce shared another picture showing her husband Jay-Z, 49, and Prince Harry, 34, beside her and Meghan.
Earlier this week, body language expert Judi James told Fabulous Digital the six gestures the Duchess used to show that the singer is her ultimate A-list best friend.
It is believed that the star-studded event was the first time the two famous women had met in person.
However, they have long been fans of one another.
Meghan previously gushed about Beyonce on her Instagram account, and the singer paid tribute to the Duchess at the Brit Awards in February.
Meghan looked stunning in a black Jason Wu Mesh Panel Flared Dress costing £3,454.
She carried a small black Gucci clutch bag priced at £1,680 and the outfit was polished off with a pair of Aquazurra Portrait Of Lady Sling pumps, worth £640.
Beyonce, who voices the character Nala in the new film, looked stunning in a yellow Cong Tri gown featuring a high leg slit.
Earlier this week, we exclusively told you how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new charity name ‘Sussex Royal’ has been compared to a Jersey Royal potato.
We also revealed how the Queen is looking for a “talented chef” to create a menu of “diverse meals” at Buckingham Palace – and you can get paid £22k a year.
And we also told you how a royal expert has claimed the royal family “hasn’t done enough to protect” Meghan Markle and “someone should have defended her’ from vicious trolls”.