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It looks like pop royalty met, well, actual royalty today (Nov. 13) when One Direction were pictured hanging out with Kate Middleton and Prince William. OK, so they weren't exactly chillin' on the couch watching Netflix together, but it looks like there were handshakes involved and pleasantries were exchanged, so it's pretty nearly the same thing.

The meeting took place after the Royal Variety Performance, where One Direction performed alongside other artists like Demi Lovato and Ed Sheeran. Although usually attended by the Queen, Kate and Prince William showed up in her absence.

Kate Middleton looked beautiful in a black, lace gown that hugged her frame perfectly. Harry clearly noticed Kate's barely-there-baby-bump, telling the Mirror: "I said congratulations on the bump. Though she didn't look bumpy."

Check out the Vine above that shows Harry congratulating Kate! Oh, to be a fly on that wall. Also, it looks like Harry's love for leopard print coats isn't a fleeting thing. Way to dress for the occasion, Harry.

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