Royalty At Marigold Hotel Premiere

Acting royalty mingled with members of the Royal Family at the world premiere of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in Leicester Square.

Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith were each greeted with kisses on both cheeks by the Prince of Wales as he and the Duchess of Cornwall met the film's stars at the Odeon cinema last night (Tuesday 17 February).

The street outside the famous venue was decked in drapes and flower garlands of yellow and pink, and an orange carpet replaced the traditional red hue in reflection of the film's Indian setting.

Dame Judi and her co-star Celia Imrie did not disappoint with their outfits.

Dame Judi wore a multicoloured embroidered robe that would not look out of place on an Indian empress, while Imrie wore pink and orange in a nod to the colours of Rajasthan, where much of the film was shot.
Other cast members at the event included Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Shazad Latif, Lillete Dubey and Tina Desai, along with director John Madden and producer Graham Broadbent.

Fans were given garlands as they eagerly awaited the arrivals.

But those desperate for a glimpse of silver foxes Richard Gere and Bill Nighy were left disappointed as neither could make the film's opening.

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