Queen & Julie Christie to Diana & Sophia Loren: The incredible royal premieres in pictures

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ROYAL FAMILY members are an exciting sight for many people around the world and therefore when they attend glittering premieres and other events, they can prove a real draw.

Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, attracted worldwide attention after attending the No Time to Die premiere on Tuesday, but what other impressive royal attendances to premieres have taken place in the past?

Kate impressed people around the globe in her gorgeous gold-sequined cape gown.

The dress, from designer Jenny Packham, included a sheer and sultry embellished overlay.

She also wore classic nude pumps from Aquazzura and matching gold statement earrings.

Prince William looked dapper in a classic black tuxedo, as did his father who attended with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Royal Family film premieres: Royals

Royal Family film premieres: Several royals have attended film premieres over the years (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: Royals

Royal Family film premieres: Royals at the No Time to Die premiere in London (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: Princess Diana

Royal Family film premieres: Princess Diana wearing a silver dress at A View To A Kill premiere (Image: GETTY)

James Bond premieres have been a particular hit with the Windsors.

Princess Diana attended the premieres of For Your Eyes Only, A View To A Kill and The Living Daylights in 1981, 1985 and 1987 respectively.

Kate’s gown at the No Time to Die premiere bore a striking resemblance to the impressive dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales to the 1985 premiere.

The eye-catching silver dress from Bruce Oldfield was similar in style to Kate’s gold Jenny Packham dress.

Princess Diana sat next to Roger Moore at the 007 premiere in 1981 and the star presented Diana with a solid gold version of the 007 digital watch which played the James Bond theme at the touch of a button.

The Queen also attended a James Bond premiere in 1967 when she went to see You Only Live Twice starring Sean Connery and Diane Cilento.

Prince Harry, his brother and sister-in-law were in attendance at the world premiere of Spectre at the Royal Albert Hall in 2015.

Princess Diana was an attendee at 1492 – Conquest of Paradise in Leicester Square in 1992 as well.

Royal Family film premieres: The Queen and Judi

Royal Family film premieres: The Queen meeting Judi Dench at the Casino Royale premiere (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: The Queen and Madonna

Royal Family film premieres: The Queen meeting Madonna at the Die Another Day premiere in 2002 (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: Princess Diana

Royal Family film premieres: Princess Diana meeting Roger Moore in 1983 at the Octopussy premiere (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: Camilla and Charles

Royal Family film premieres: Prince Charles and Camilla at the Skyfall premiere in 2012 (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: The Queen

Royal Family film premieres: The Queen at the film premiere for A Bunch of Amateurs in 2008 (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: Princess Diana

Royal Family film premieres: Princess Diana at the Back to the Future III film premiere (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: Diana

Royal Family film premieres: Diana with Meg Ryan at the When Harry Met Sally movie premiere in 1989 (Image: GETTY)

The Queen’s late sister, Princess Margaret also enjoyed attending film premieres.

She famously took a dislike to Elizabeth Taylor when she met her husband Richard Burton in 1967.

But this was not the first entertainment star she met having attended the Hamlet premiere in 1953 and The Key premiere where she met Sophia Loren in 1958.

Princess Margaret attended the premiere of Help! at the London Pavilion in 1965 with her first husband the Earl of Snowdon – during which she met the Beatles.

But all of these premieres were not the first attended by the Queen’s sister – with King George VI, the Queen Mother, the then-Princess Elizabeth and Margaret attending the premiere of A Matter of Life and Death in 1946.

Royal Family film premieres: King George VI and his family at A Matter of Life and Death premiere (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: Princess Margaret

Royal Family film premieres: Princess Margaret meeting Richard Burton at a premiere in 1967 (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: The Beatles and royal

Royal Family film premieres: Princess Margaret meeting The Beatles at the Help! premiere (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: Royals

Royal Family film premieres: Princess Anne, Princess Diana and the Queen Mother at a movie premiere (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: 1980 premiere

Royal Family film premieres: The Queen meeting Dustin Hoffman at the Kramer Vs Kramer premiere (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: Queen Mother

Royal Family film premieres: The Queen Mother at the 84 Charing Cross Road premiere in the 1980s (Image: GETTY)

The Queen’s mother was another film fan, attending many premieres over the years before her death in 2002.

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, attended a premiere of 84 Charing Cross Road in London in 1987.

She also went to the premiere of David Lean’s A Passage to India with Princess Diana and Princess Anne in 1985.

The Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Anne enjoyed Murder on the Orient Express on Shaftesbury Avenue in 1974.

This was far from the Queen and Prince Philip’s first movie premiere together – before they were married, the couple attended The Lady With A Lamp premiere at the Warner Theatre in London in 1951.

The Queen later met Barbara Streisand at the film premiere of Funny Lady in 1975 and she also met Julie Christie and Warren Beatty at the Born Free premiere in 1966.

Royal Family film premieres: Sussex couple

Royal Family film premieres: The Sussex couple at The Lion King premiere (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: Royals

Royal Family film premieres: Prince Charles at The Other Boleyn Girl premiere (Image: GETTY)

Royal Family film premieres: Camilla and Charles

Royal Family film premieres: Charles and Camilla at the Alice in Wonderland premiere in 2010 (Image: GETTY)

Members of the Royal Family still enjoy attending film screenings with many of the younger royals having attended these glitzy events in recent years.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attending the European premiere of The Lion King in 2019 where they met pop princess Beyonce.

Sarah, Duchess of York, went to The Young Victoria premiere in 2009 with her daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.

The Cambridges were spotted at the War Horse premiere in 2012, and Prince Charles and Camilla attended the world premiere for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in 2015.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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