Kate Middleton and Prince William dress to impress at glitzy Top Gun Maverick premiere


KATE Middleton and Prince William dressed to impress tonight as they attended the glitzy Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge beamed as they brushed shoulders with Hollywood, having already attended a private screening of the film earlier this year.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Royal Film Performance of Top Gun
They both stunned in black and white

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge speak to Tom Cruise

Tonight’s fundraising bash, which took as a Royal Film Performance, was held in aid of The Film and TV Charity, supporting people working behind the scenes in the UK’s screen sector.

It also marked the first time in 36 years Tom Cruise has slipped out of his shirt and into his aviators as test pilot Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell.

Cruise pulled out all the stops to set up a private screening for Wills and Kate back in March – having heard trained RAF helicopter pilot Wills, 39, was a fan of the original.

He gave them a world first ­preview of the sequel, along with Sophie Wessex, 57, Princesses Eugenie, 32, and Princess Beatrice, 33, at one of the country’s biggest IMAX screens.

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Maverick, which has so far received rave reviews from critics, sees Hollywood star Cruise reprise the role of US naval aviator Pete Mitchell and is being released 36 years after the 1986 original.

It was originally due for release in July 2019 but was repeatedly pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tom Cruise made a dramatic entrance at the US premiere of the film, landing a helicopter on an aircraft carrier in San Diego, California.

And on Sunday, he joined the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, in which he introduced the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery.

The actor said: “(The Queen) is a woman that I greatly admire, what she has accomplished has been historic.

“She has met presidents, world leaders, people from all walks of life.

“I just remember always as a kid seeing photos of her. I came to England, started making movies here in 1982, started producing here because I liked the crews. I loved the history.

“I have great respect for her, so when they asked (whether he would attend the platinum celebrations) I said yes immediately.”

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Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

The sequel comes 36 years after the first