Royals A History of Tom Cruise Meeting the Royals Turns out Tom Cruise's moment with Prince William and Kate Middleton was far from his first encounter with the British royal family: see the old photos By Kate Hogan Updated on July 11, 2022 02:10 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 08 Tim Graham Photo Library/getty In 1992, a young Tom Cruise and then-wife Nicole Kidman greeted Princess Diana at the London premiere of Far and Away on July 30. 02 of 08 Anwar Hussein/WireImage Tragically, five years later Cruise and Kidman attended Diana's funeral at Westminster Abbey in London, along with Tom Hanks and more of the princess' famous friends. 03 of 08 Jonathan Brady/Getty Cruise was on hand in March of 2017 to chat with Prince Philip at the 75th anniversary of the Outward Bound Trust at Buckingham Palace. 04 of 08 CARL RECINE/getty Though they weren't snapped in the same shot, at the 2020 Euro final football match between Italy and England in July 2021, Cruise (seated near Kate Moss and David Beckham, among others) had a brief interaction with Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince George a few rows away. 05 of 08 On May 15, 2022, Cruise manned the microphone at the performance of the Platinum Jubliee Celebrations at the Windsor Horse Show, part of an ITV television special. 06 of 08 Prince William, Kate Middleton and Tom Cruise. DAN KITWOOD/POOL/AFP/Getty Four days later, on May 19, Cruise was a gracious host to Will and Kate at the London premiere of Top Gun: Maverick. 07 of 08 Cruise and Prince William, both aviation enthusiasts, reportedly chatted about their flying experiences at the event. "We have a lot in common," Cruise said of the prince at the premiere, according to My London. "We both love England and we're both aviators, we both love flying." 08 of 08 Steven Paston/PA Images via Getty; Karwai Tang/WireImage Cruise and Kate had another run-in just two months later at the women's final of the 2022 Wimbledon tennis tournament in London, where he sat a few rows behind her.