PHOTOS | Prince William and Kate attend UK premiere of Top Gun: Maverick

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  • Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the UK premiere of Top Gun: Maverick.
  • The event supported the work of Film TV Charity which helps people working behind the scenes in the UK film and tv industry.
  • During a red carpet interview, Tom Cruise said he and the Duke of Cambridge have a lot in common.


Prince William and Kate Middleton walked the red carpet for the UK premiere of Top Gun: Maverick at Leicester Square on Thursday.

According to People, the duchess wore a black floor-length gown with a white off-the-shoulder neckline by designer Roland Mouret, while the duke wore a black tux and Crockett & Jones loafers embroidered with fighter jets.

The royal couple joined Tom Cruise, who introduced him to the cast Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Lewis Pullman, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, John Hamm and Greg Tarzan Davis.

In a post on Twitter, the Cambridges said, "the premiere is in support of the work of Film TV Charity which helps the tens of thousands of people working behind the scenes in the UK's world-leading film and television industry."

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the "Top Gun: Maverick" Royal Film Performance at Leicester Square.
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and actor Tom Cruise (L) acknowledge the crowd as they attend the "Top Gun: Maverick" Royal Film Performance.
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are accompanied by star actor Tom Cruise as they arrive for the "Top Gun: Maverick" Royal Film Performance.
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C) arrive for the Top Gun: Maverick Royal Film Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Royal Performance of "Top Gun: Maverick".
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(L-R) Lewis Pullman, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Tom Cruise attend the UK Premiere and Royal Film Performance of "Top Gun: Maverick".
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Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Royal Performance of "Top Gun: Maverick".

During an interview at the premiere, Cruise said he and the Duke of Cambridge "have a lot in common".

"They're here celebrating the arts, and also, we have a lot in common. We love England, and the duke and I, we're both aviators. So, we love flying."

Prince William trained as a search and rescue pilot and was known as Flight Lieutenant Wales in the Royal Air Force reports The Washington Post.


The 59-year-old is no stranger to royal encounters; this past weekend, he was part of Queen Elizabeth's first Platinum Jubilee celebration.

"She's just a woman that I greatly admire. I think she's someone who has tremendous dignity, and I admire her devotion. What she's accomplished has been historic," he said before the event.

Earlier this week, the Mission Impossible actor attended the Cannes Film Festival for the first time in 30 years, where he launched the film. He received an honorary Palme d'Or.

Top Gun: Maverick - which releases in cinemas on 27 May - picks up the story of Maverick and his fighter pilot buddies three decades after the blockbuster original. This time he has to train a new crop of pilots.


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