The Cambridges & Sussexes might be invited to competing ‘No Time to Die’ premieres

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Do you remember this? In 2015, Prince Harry, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge attended the London premiere of Spectre. I hated Kate’s Jenny Packham sack dress. This was a royal premiere, and they did it for charity – the premiere benefitted the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund. This was obviously a year before Harry even met Meghan, when he was left as the “third wheel” alongside William and Kate at so many royal events. Kate always seemed pleased with that – she enjoyed being the only woman around the two brothers. It didn’t last because of course it didn’t. In the five years since this premiere, the royal shenanigans have come thick and fast, and Harry and Meghan are now living in LA permanently. And now the producers of the latest James Bond film, No Time to Die, want to have “royal premieres” in LA and London. Oh.

James Bond bosses want Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Hollywood premiere of the new 007 movie — setting up a potential clash with Wills and Kate. Producers of No Time To Die want Daniel Craig’s last outing as Bond to be a US hit. Their top priority is getting Harry and Meghan at the Los Angeles screening in November. While Wills and Kate may attend the London premiere the week before.

A source said: “The team have recently adjusted the release date in the US to put it within a week of the UK’s — so they can have massive premieres in LA and London. For the Hollywood premiere they have signalled they want Harry and Meghan as guests of honour. It poses an interesting question over whether William and Kate will attend the London premiere.”

[From The Sun]

This is one of those films – like Tenet - which “needs” a theatrical release or they have no hope to make any money. They postponed the premiere months ago, to their credit. The thing is, I’m not sure London or LA will be in any state to host a big splashy premiere by November anyway, so this gossip and speculation is moot! I mean, who even knows what a “red carpet” is going to look like in November, or whether films will even do red carpet premieres. If NTTD does get big splashy premieres in November, then… I don’t know. My guess is that the Cambridges will want to show up. And it would be a perfect screw-you if Harry and Meghan turned up to the LA premiere. But who knows. There are too many other factors besides “royal dramz.”


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  1. Becks1 says:

    That Jenny Packham dress was truly tragic, especially because I liked her hair and makeup (well, I don’t know how much I liked her hair, but I liked that she tried something different.)

    I think if they are invited and the premiere is for charity (how does that work? they encourage attendees to make donations?) the Sussexes will go. and it will actually be perfect if they go AFTER William and kate, because no one could then accuse them of being “too Hollywood” for attending a movie premiere when Will and Kate just did the same thing. (well they can accuse all they want, but it will look hypocritical.)

    • February-Pisces says:

      I love the colour and the fabric of the dress, but the fit is all wrong. The neck line just looks all kinds of wrong. Such a shame, it had potential to be an amazing outfit.

    • Nic919 says:

      She looks very thin in these photos, kind of how she looks currently, and it doesn’t help the look of the dress. She’s swimming in the dress and it should be more fitted. Her best look was that white off the shoulder dress, but she was more fit than skinny and her arms reflected that.

      • Mary says:

        When I saw the photo I thought, wow, there is a “thin then” and a “thin now” because, to me, she looks way skinnier now!

    • Liz version 700 says:

      I forgot, and then thanks to this article, the ugliness of the dress hits me again…

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I liked the dress – it just looked awful on her. It looked like it didn’t fit proplerly.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Kate’s face looks very different now.

  2. Mei says:

    I actually think that JP dress is very pretty on her. Bit of a different shape, flowy, nice colour – and no buttons!

    Can you imagine if they have the London premiere first – all the trash papers here in the UK will say that M & H are copying W & K. When really they’ll only invite w & K because they went to the last one and he’s the BAFTA president lmao.

    Side note, it’s so cute how Rachel Weiss and Daniel Craig are holding hands in that last picture! They give off happy content vibes.

    • Livvers says:

      Look again at the sleeves. ;)

    • Harla says:

      It looks like there are lots of buttons on the sleeves, down by the cuff.

    • Mei says:

      You’re both right Livvers & Harla, I totally missed them on the sleeves! I guess I was expecting them to be right in my face. She almost managed a no-buttons outfit…

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      I liked the dress, too, but only in the first picture. The picture with the belt – not so much.

    • Grey says:

      I noticed the hand holding right away too! Makes my heart feel happy to see that.

  3. (TheOG) jan90067 says:

    I doubt there *can* be a Red Carpet in Nov. We are smack into flu/and most likely, Covid season. Red Carpets are also packed with reporters jostling for space to get *that* shot. And let’s not forget the packed rafters of screaming fans. And masks are mandated in CA. Are all the stars going to sashay down the walk in masks matching their suits/dresses (a bejeweled mask perhaps?)? How will they hold an interview, with a boom held 6 ft away, in their masks? In ANY way you cut it, it is NOT a good idea.

    • molly says:

      I don’t know how they can expect people to go to a movie theater to watch the thing! Going to a movie right now??? Absolutely not.

      • Tessa says:

        Films that are given great advance praise like the new Tom Hanks film are being shown on streaming services.

  4. Harla says:

    Omg, I would love it if Harry and Meghan showed up at the LA premiere!!! Now I can spend the next several months day dreaming out what outfit and jewelry she might wear!! Yeah, yeah, I realize that having a premiere even in November is a long shot but I need some happy thoughts, mine have been a bit too bleak lately.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ Harla

      Random suggestion for you, for when you’re feeling blue…..cookery videos on YouTube! I know it sounds dorky, but watching delicious food being cooked makes me feel like I still have lots to live for and enjoy ahead of me. Also, try Foodwishes, specifically. He has a wonderful, friendly voice and quirky recipes that lift my spirits every time. 💕

      • Harla says:

        Thanks Bella DuPont! It was so kind of you for making a suggestion to cheer me up ❤️❤️❤️

  5. MsIam says:

    I don’t see it happening unless it’s some type of virtual event. And that dress Kate wore was awful. On someone like Helen Mirren it would look good but Kate was only in her early thirties. Very dowdy looking.

  6. Ginger says:

    I can’t wait for Harry and Meghan to do some red carpet events. I doubt it will be this year.

    Harry looked amazing at that event.

  7. Case says:

    I actually really like that dress lol! Pretty color and a different style for her. I agree that she loved when Harry was their third wheel.

    In total agreement with those saying a November live premiere will not be possible. I think some are having trouble wrapping their minds around the fact that we will not be able to have any normal events like this until there’s a vaccine. I feel like this week I extended my expectations for normal life yet again to late 2021/early 2022/basically whenever a vaccine is safe and widely available.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Kate has worn some truly hideous stuff, but I thought this dress was not that bad! Lol.

  9. L4frimaire says:

    This whole thing seems so trivial. The biggest thing we’ll be thinking about next November is the election, so doubt some film premiere is high on the agenda. If our Covid numbers don’t flatten, it’s not happening in LA. Also, this is once again trying to set up this Sussex/Cambridge rivalry, which makes no sense to me and is one sided.

  10. Sean says:

    I love the picture of Rachel Weisz holding Daniel Craig’s hand behind his back as he speaks with Prince Harry.

    That’s all I’ve got.

  11. Becky says:

    Why in the name of God is this even a THING? Movie premieres are so not important right now. Speculation about who attends is so not important. Covid is what I am worried about. I live in the USA and this country is just about on its knees. We are living with the unimaginable right now. So forgive me if I can’t get all worked up over a fucking movie and protocol about who might and might not attend.
    Not bitching at you, Celebitchy. I read you daily. Forgive my little rant. My anxiety is out the roof today.

    • Guest says:

      Celebrity gossip never dies. Why did you seek out gossip on a celebrity site if you dont want to read about celebrity gossip?

      If i don’t want to read about politics or covid then I’m not going to seek it out.

    • Grey says:

      Becky, I can’t even imagine what you are going through! I hope that you can find some ways to releive some anxiety this weekend. Sometimes it just takes a little rant to get things out of my system too!

  12. Guest says:

    I hope they do…doubt it though…but meghan would look amazing. She won’t be stiffled by “royal protocol”

    • L4frimaire says:

      The tabloids would love for them to go to a Hollywood premier just so that they can say that the Sussexes only want to be connected to Hollywood and are fame whores, etc. I just don’t understand why they’d go to some random movie premier. Why do the Bond people want them there, other then to get more press? Is it for a charity or something? If you want t the British press to really lose their sh*t, have the Sussexes attend a Biden/ political fundraiser. Now that would be interesting.

  13. Amelie says:

    I actually like this dress on Kate but then I’ve liked most of the Jenny Packham dresses she’s worn over the years. It’s one of the better labels in her rotation. It’s different from other dresses she’s worn and I see no problems with the fit.

    As for competing movie premieres, I feel like this debate is pointless. They most likely will not hold a movie premiere in November. If they cancelled the NYC marathon which takes place in November, they are not going to be holding a glitzy movie premiere in LA in November either. And I doubt one will take place in London either. The Bond movie will come out on streaming or be pushed back again to next year, just like In the Heights was.

  14. Tessa says:

    I wish Harry had taken a date and did not have to be a third wheel .

  15. Lizzie says:

    Helen Mirren could give her some pointers. She kills on the red carpet and is of the age group Kate aspires to emulate.

  16. Nyro says:

    I think the dress is lovely but it’s for someone age 60 or older. LOL.

    And I’d love for there to be dueling Bond film premiers because we know who’d win.

  17. Mariane says:

    I doubt the Sussexs will but seeing how keenbridges were so reckless not following social distancing recommendation or even wearing masks as they visit NHS, I could see them doing it. NormalBill already participated in disastrous government bid to get people to go to pubs which resulted in massive turnouts and people completely abandoning the rules. I see them using the expected government’s Arts funding as an excuse and going to the premier
    I agree with others, the dress is beautiful (without the belt thing & certainly not on kate who looked she’s wearing 2 sizes bigger than her fit) and it would be beautiful on Gillian Anderson or Jennifer Gardner.

  18. AGreatDane says:

    I realize it’s no one’s fault but Tenet and NTTD are just going to have to flop. No way am I going in a movie theatre before there’s a vaccine.

  19. Tealie says:

    Jesus Christ that dress is truly awful