AceShowbiz - Tom Cruise had the honor to screen his new movie for the British royal family. On Thursday, May 19, Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick", which Tom starred in and produced, in London.
Upon arriving at Leicester Square where the event took place, the couple was greeted by the action movie star. Being a gentleman, he was photographed holding Kate's hand to escort her up a set of stairs with her husband walking next to her. It's unclear if the second-in-line to the throne noticed the gesture, but he took a glance at his wife when Kate received Tom's assistance.
For the U.K. premiere of the movie, William went with a classic black tuxedo and bow tie. He gave a nod to the aerial theme of the film with his shoes, which were a pair of Crockett & Jones loafers embroidered with F18 planes.
Kate showed off her shoulders, which was quite a rare sight for a royal woman, in a black floor-length Roland Mouret gown with a white off-the-shoulder neckline. Her long hair was let loose and she accessorized with dangling earrings while carrying a black purse.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were reportedly treated to a special screening of the "Top Gun" sequel at the invitation of Tom, who had heard William was a fan of the original 1986 movie. "We have a lot in common," the Maverick Mitchell depicter said of the prince, who was a Royal Air Force helicopter pilot, at the premiere. "We both love England and we're both aviators, we both love flying."
"Top Gun: Maverick", directed by Joseph Kosinski, will open in U.S. theaters on May 27.