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We honestly never thought this moment would ever arrive, but fate has aligned the stars.

PRINCESS Meghan Markle and QUEEN Beyoncé met at the UK premiere of The Lion King last night, and everyone's hearts stopped from witnessing sheer excellence.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a rare public appearance at the premiere, looking like movie stars themselves. Such greatness, much power.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The new parents walked hand-in-hand down Leicester Square's red carpet, greeting fans and smiling for pictures before meeting the legendary Queen Bey and her husband Jay-Z.

The iconic entertainer voiced Nala in the Disney live-action movie, calling Meghan ‘my princess’ when they embraced. Jesus take the wheel, we've vacated the earth.

Apparently, the two couples exchanged talk over life with newborn babies, which is just adorable. They're real people too, see? 

Many of us will remember the Brit Awards acceptance video for Best International Group, in which Jay-Z and Beyoncé created in the Louvre with Meghan Markle as the Mona Lisa.

"In honour of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas," the Instagram caption read. "Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy."

It's unclear whether the pair have met the Duke and Duchess of Sussex before, but they greeted each other like old pals.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"The baby, so beautiful," Beyoncé praised, about Harry and Meghan's newborn Archie. "We love you guys." 

Prince Harry also asked about Rumi and Sir, The Carters' two-years-old twins;

"They are not here. They don’t come on every trip. We left them at home. They would loved to have been here," Beyoncé replied.

Jay Z then apparently offered the royal couple a parenting recommendation, saying; "The best advice I can give you, always find time for yourself," he said.

What a surreal meeting between two powerhouse couples, busy inspiring the entire world with their talents. What we would have done to have bagged a seat at that premiere…

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We've all been complimented on an outfit before, and replied with a swift; "Thanks gal, it's from Penneys" to scores of disbelieving crowds.

Today, the queen of affordable fashion is celebrating 50 years of business since opening on Mary Street in Dublin in 1969. The golden jubilee of the iconic brand is gifting shoppers with a new collection.

The first store grew and gained loving fans, becoming famous with Irish and international fashion fans alike. The company now has 372 stores in 12 countries, over 75,000 employees and 15 million square feet of retail space.

The store brings 'Amazing Fashion at Amazing Prices' to the masses, and we owe it dearly for many killer outfits and Harry Potter merch.

The brand operates as Primark outside of Ireland, and has become a huge success story over the last 50 years. It plans to expand into Eastern Europe in the future, having just opened a store in Slovenia last month.

The largest store yet was opened in Birmingham this year, with five floors and 160,000 sq. feet of retail space. Primark's biggest beauty studio to date is featured, as well as a barbers and three restaurants.

With womenswear, kidswear, menswear and homeware in it's arsenal, Penneys continues to evolve it's homewear range and has achieved Leaping Bunny certification from Cruelty-Free International for all its own brand, Primark PS... products last year.

Ranges from jeans to pyjamas made using sustainably sourced cotton, grown by farmers trained through Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme, are now a regular store staple.

We were LOVING their eco-friendly biodegradable glitter, which launched last month just in time for festivals.

The brand are aware that there's more to be done, and wants to ensure their products are made with care and respect for the environment and workers making the clothing.

Mary Street remains a valuable landmark, with the company's international headquarters located above the shop. The HQ is named after Primark's founder and chairman, Arthur Ryan.

Expressing his pride over the 50-year milestone, Primark CEO, Paul Marchant said: 

“The doors to the very first Penneys opened on Mary Street 50 years ago today, and I am so proud of everything we have achieved together in that time – starting from humble beginnings with just one store to now serving over one million customers a day."

The Lion King collection, released today, has already sent fans into a frenzy. Prices start from just €3.50, so you can imagine the rush to buy the entire range.

The amazing line include a white jumper with all your favourite characters from the hit movie, denim shorts, trainers and a yellow bag. Penneys have even created a beauty aspect to the line.

A three pack of lipsticks, a €6 highlighter palette and a mini eye shadow palette are all part and parcel of the range, and we've reached peak excitement.

Penneys bedding from €17

There's even a gorgeous duvet set that is sure to be snapped up quick. We have our eyes on a terracotta hoodie with a mini Simba's face on it for €14…

The shop dropped a 'Feeling Proud' collection to mark pride weekend in support of LGBTQ rights a few weeks ago too, not to mention a Toy Story 4 range.

We're been treated well by the budget fashion house, that's for sure. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Paul Merchant also made sure to give his thanks to Penneys' exceptionally loyal customers;

"I would like to thank our customers for their loyalty over the past five decades. We look forward to providing them with an exceptional shopping experience into the future."

The visionary company is celebrating in style in its Mary Street store, encouraging customers to drop by today to join in the fun and fashion from 12pm onwards with a live DJ, giveaways and treat stations throughout the day. 

May as well pop in, you may just get a well-deserved gift out of it. Not to mention it's time to scout out that incredible Lion King collection before it sells out…

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The soundtrack from The Lion King is bulletproof, let's get that straight.

It's untouchable, and anyone who messes with it risks getting bombarded by fans until the end of time.

The opening notes of Circle of Life live on in our childhood memories forever, and most of us have probably lifted our cats/dogs/baby siblings up in the air dramatically at the end.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Now, we thought we could handle tricky situations seeing as we're grown adults. We thought wrong. News that the live-action version of The Lion King has cut one of the best songs has hit us so damn hard.

The highly-anticipated Jon Favreau movie features CGI animated photorealistic animals, but one of the most iconic characters will lose their song.

Be Prepared is one of the best tunes out of the entire movie, and is Scar's villain flex move. Unfortunately his bad guy manifesto will be cut, and we are shaken to our very core. 

None of us realised how obsessed we are with the song until it was ripped away from our clutching hands, but now we're seriously worried about Scar's character development.

Be Prepared shows his mighty hyena army with green volcano explosions every now and again (EVERY Disney villain has green eyes), and shows the uncle's duplicity.

His teeth, ambitions and delusions of power are shown to the audience, and Elton John wrote it for God's Sake. That alone is reason for it to stay in the film.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The song is a tongue-twister of insanity, which sums up Scar's intentions to murder his own brother Mufasa and take the crown for himself on Pride Rock.

Chiwetel Ejiofor is voicing the new Scar, and we'd have paid big bucks to have heard him sing Be Prepared. Remember how amazing Jeremy Irons' voice is before Jim Cummings takes over for the singing job? 

“Prepare for the coup of the century,” he says. “Be prepared for the murkiest scam. Meticulous planning, tenacity spanning, decades of denial, is simply why I’ll be king undisputed, respected, saluted and seen for the wonder I am!”

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The film itself is actually based on Shakespeare's King Lear, and the villains in these tales are always hugely important. Why Disney, would you cut such a scorcher of a song? We're considering a large-scale protest. 

Disney are also re-making Mulan in live-action form, WITH NO MUSIC.

Yes, you read that right. We have serious questions about their intentions with our prized childhood cinematic gems. If there's no I'll Make A Man Out Of You, you ain't getting our money. 

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Brand new posters for Disney's live-action The Lion King have been released, building the anticipation even further for the film's release in just 49 days.

The images depict all of the beloved main characters with credits to their voice actors, and we can't contain our excitement.

Young Simba and young Nala, played by JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph are looking especially adorable, not to mention Billy Eichner as the iconic comedic character Timon.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter was noticeably absent from The Lion King official trailers, so we're especially happy to get a closer look of what Nala looks like.

The 37-year-old singer stars alongside Donald Glover, who plays the lead role of Simba, and recorded a duet of Can You Feel The Love Tonight? with the musical actor.

During an appearance on Crooked Media's Keep It podcast, Billy Eichner teased Beyoncé's performance, saying:

"She’s definitely in the movie because I’ve seen a rough cut. And I’ve heard her sing Can You Feel the Love Tonight? with Donald Glover and I’m telling you, it’s f**cking good."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The new film uses cutting-edge technology to create the live-action characters, which look incredibly life-like. 

The highly-anticipated movie is directed by Jon Favreau with a script from Jeff Nathanson, who previously wrote Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio for Steven Spielberg. 

Opening in cinemas on July 19, the cast is also led by James Earl Jones as the original Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogan voicing Pumpaa and John Oliver as Zazu.

The original 1994 animated film was a box office smash, with an initial worldwide gross of 766 million dollars.

Those 50 days of waiting can't go by quick enough. The countdown for The Circle of Life is ON.

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Disney's live-action reboot of The Lion King may well break box office records, judging by the insane level of excitement built up around it.

The flick nailed an all-star cast featuring the original Mufasa himself (James Earl Jones), Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino), Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, John Kani, Eric Andre, Keegan Michael-Key and…

Who are we forgetting?

Oh yes… BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER as Nala. We're slain.

Naturally, there's an ecstatic amount of nostalgia, especially from us 90s kids out there. Thankfully, during last night's Oscars ceremony, Disney released an extended The Lion King trailer and we died.

How can we possibly wait until July 2019 to see Jon Favreau's epic Pride Lands tale, based on Shakespeare's Hamlet?

More live-action reboots are on the way, following the success of The Jungle Book, which boasts the same director as The Lion King. Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton will arrive in theatres this March, followed by Guy Ritchie's Aladdin in May.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Just like The Jungle Book, Favreau's Lion King uses CGI to bring an entirely animal cast to life in an incredibly realistic-looking format.

Donald Glover, This Is America musical legend, stars as Simba, the orphaned lion cub who returns to Pride Rock to take his place as king.

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter plays Simba's love interest, Nala, while Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the villainous scar. Seth Rogen and Billy Eicher were cast as Pumbaa and Timon, Simba's beloved comic relief companions

We honestly won't be able to see this in cinema, we'd have to be restrained due to the sheer excitement of it all. Cannot cope.

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Disney has released the first trailer for the live action version of The Lion King and we are covered in goosebumps.

The beloved Disney tale is set to return to cinemas next summer and there’s no doubt the cinemas will be flooded with movie lovers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The teaser trailer opens with the sun rising above the Pride Lands. We then hear the familiar voice of James Earl Jones, who is reprising his role as Mufasa.

“Everything the light touches is our kingdom, but a king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, the sun will set on my time here and will rise with you as the new king,” he says as we get our first look at a young Simba.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Disney fans were overjoyed to see one of the most iconic scenes from the 1994 classic featured in the trailer.

At the end of the teaser trailer, Rafiki proudly holds up Simba in front of the kingdom as Circle of Life plays in the background.

Is anyone else feeling extremely nostalgic?

Donald Glover will voice Simba in the 2019 adaption. Beyoncé will voice Nala, James Earl Jones reprises his role as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as the evil Scar and John Kani will voice Rafiki.

The Lion King will be released on July 19, 2019.

Watch the full trailer below:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Here at SHEmazing HQ, there's nothing we love more than a good old-fashioned Disney throwback – and what better way to enjoy your favourite tale of family and friendship than on the big screen?

This Saturday, November 25, The Sugar Club in Dublin is hosting a special screening of The Lion King as part of its Disney Xmas Classics series.

Sit back and relax in one of the country's most unique and cosy settings on Lower Leeson Street, and indulge in some next-level cinema food including artisan pizzas, gourmet popcorn and confectionery.

Doors open at 3.00pm and all ages are welcome to attend.

Tickets are €10 for adults (plus a booking fee) and €7.50 (plus a booking fee) for children – but you better be quick, tickets are in limited supply.

Book now to secure your place.

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The Lion King is the next up and coming Disney live-action to hit our screens, and though it won't be here until 2019, Disney have already revealed exactly who is on board to voice act in the new flick. 

One of the most exciting revelations is that Queen Bey herself is on hand to star in the flick.

Beyoncé has been confirmed to play Nala, while the divine Donald Glover will voice Simba.

As we reported a number of months ago, actors and comedians Seth Rogen and Billy Eichn have been enlisted to play iconic double act Timon and Pumbaa.

James Earl Jones, who originally voiced Mufasa in the 1994 classic, will return to take on the role once again. 

Chiwetel Ejiofo is stepping up to the role of Scar. 

The film is due for release in July 2019. 

We're already ridiculously excited

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It's hard to believe The Lion King came out 23 years ago – yeah, just let that sink in.

The Disney classic provided the soundtrack to some of our most precious childhood memories, and although we may not have seen it in a while, its message of loss, friendship and pride has stuck with us all this time.

However, a recent revelation about the film's family dynamics has us questioning everything we thought we knew about the beloved film.

In a recent interview with HelloGiggles, the film's director and producer, Rob Minkoff and Don Hahn, dropped the ultimate bombshell – Scar and Musfasa are not brothers.

Now, we know what you're thinking. Doesn't Mufasa refer to Scar as his brother while he's dangling from the cliff edge?

Yes. In fact, here's proof (fast forward to 1:30). 

Well, according to Don, he only does this because they're part of the same pride.

“We talked about the fact that it was very likely [Scar and Mufasa] would not have both the same parents,” he explained.

“The way lions operate in the wild…when the male lion gets old, another rogue lion comes and kills the head of the pride. What that does is it causes the female lions to go into heat , and then the new younger lion kills the king and then he kills all the babies. Now he’s the new lion that’s running the pride.”

He added: “Occasionally there are prides that do have two male lions, in an interesting dynamic because they’re not equals. One lion will always kind of be off in the shadows.”

"We were trying to use those animal truths to underpin the story so we sort of figured Scar and Mufasa couldn’t really be from the same gene pool."

Please excuse us while we question our entire existence. 

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Disney is seriously committed to making live-action, updated versions of their classic cartoon flicks.

The Lion King is the next up and coming Disney live-action to hit our screens, and though it won't be here until 2019, there are already rumours circulating about who will be joining the cast of animal characters. 

Actors and comedians Seth Rogen and Billy Eichn are reported to be in final talks with Disney to voice the iconic duo Timon and Pumbaa, according to The Wrap

The pair are set to give new life to the unlikely duo, made of up a bemusing warthog and smart-mouthed meerkat, which first came to fame in the original film in 1994. 

Neither actor has commented on the exciting development, but fans are already delighted about the casting. 

The movie is officially scheduled for release on July 19 2019, and after the huge success of Beauty and the Beast, we can't wait to see the upcoming remake of Simba's journey. 

As long as The Circle of Life is still involved, we'll be happy. 

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Disney is having a bit of love affair with live-action remakes, and after the success of Beauty and the Beast, we're not surprised.

The Lion King is the next cartoon classic set to get a realistic makeover, and Beyoncé  is the front runner to voice the female lead, Nala. 

The Grammy Award winning singer has not yet made a decision about taking the role, according to Variety

 

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The star has not yet accepted the role on the basis that she is currently enjoying her pregnancy with twins, but producers are reportedly more than happy to accommodate the busy mum's schedule. 

Donald Glover is set to voice Simba , while James Earl Jones will be taking up his original role as Mufasa, who he gave a voice to in the 1994 film.

The Lion King would be Queen B's first movie role in quite a while, but the star is quite accustomed to being on the big screen.

 

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Beyoncé was well received in her role in Dreamgirls. She has also previously appeared in Austin Powers, where she adopted the persona of Foxxy Cleopatra.

She has also performed in another voice-over role in Epic as Queen Tara, and she gave a dramatic display in the thriller Obsessed.

We seriously hope she takes the role!

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If The Lion King is the first film you can remember shedding a tear (or 200) at, you're most definitely not alone.

The 1994 Disney classic was one of the first movies which forced many of us to consider not only our own mortality, but that of our parents'.

And Lord knows, it wasn't always easy viewing.

But as a nod to the film which helped shape our understanding of life's challenges and gave rise to our appreciation of the jungle's long-established king, we've compiled a list of lessons which Mufasa, Simba and the entire gang taught us.

Happy World Lion Day, ladies.

1. Holding your pet like this will ALWAYS be a worthwhile way to pass the time.

"Look, he loves it."

2. Comparing your drunk friend to Ed the Hyena is the easiest way to describe their level of intoxication.

"She's rocking back and forth now."

3. Play-fighting with your next door neighbour could let to Netflix and Chill sessions.

"Am I alone in my thinking here?"

4. Individuals who sound a little too slick and a little too charming aren't to be trusted.

"Scar-level slick, though?"

5. The post-nightclub walk with the squad is all the better if you imagine it like this.

"I'm Simba – he's so sassy"

6. Human dads don't respond as well to ear-biting as lion dads.

"Your father's had to go to the jaysusin A&E."

7. Allowing yourself to cry for three days straight over a small voice whimpering 'Dad' will always be acceptable.

"He just… he just didn't… didn't see it coming."

8. Pumba and Timon's friendship will always be the benchmark for all other friendships.

"See that, babes? That there is #SquadGoals."

 

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