Duchess Kate and Prince William resemble movie stars at Top Gun: Maverick premiere – best photos

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived at the dazzling charity premiere of the new Top Gun: Maverick.

William and Kate arrived to an electric atmosphere in Leicester Square, where hundreds of fans had been waiting for hours to see the stars of Tom Cruise’s long-awaited blockbuster arrive.

The premiere, a Royal Film Performance, is taking place in aid of the The Film and TV Charity, which supports people working behind the scenes in the UK’s screen industry.

WATCH: Prince William and Kate Middleton resemble movie stars as they greet crowds

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Although William looked dashing in his McQueen suit, it was his shoes from C&J that grabbed attention, as they were emblazoned with an F-15 fighter jet, like those used in the movie.

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Fresh from his appearance at the Platinum Jubilee Celebration at Windsor, having won an honorary Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival the previous day, 59-year-old 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.

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They included Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Greg Tarzan Davies, Glen Powell, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez and Lewis Pullman.

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William and Kate were welcomed to the premiere by Lord Lieutenant Sir Kenneth Olisa, Cameron Saunders, Acting Chair of The Film and TV Charity and Alex Pumfrey, the organisation’s CEO.


Inside the lobby they met Maverick’s director Joseph Kosinski, screenwriter and producer Christopher Macquarrie, producer David Ellison and Lorne Balfe, who produced the film’s score.

Also in the line up were Brian Robins, President and CEO of Paramount Pictures & Nickleodeon, Mark Viane, President, international Theatrical Distribution, John Fletcher, Managing Director, Paramount and Miles Quarles, Cinema Manager, Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square

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Some 36 years since the original Top Gun movie was released in 1986, the sequel sees Cruise reprise the role of US naval aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, returning to the Top Gun academy to train fighter pilots.

They include Bradley Bradshaw – played by Miles Teller – who is the son of Maverick’s tragic friend and radar officer Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, who was killed when a training exercise went wrong.

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