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Prince Harry and Harry Styles step out at movie premiere

TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Real-life royalty met pop star royalty Thursday night on the red carpet at the world premiere of the new film Dunkirk. Prince Harry met members of the cast and crew at the premiere in London's Leicester Square.

Styles makes his acting debut in the World World II movie, directed by Christopher Nolan, which explores the evacuation of Allied soldiers from Dunkirk, France.

It's been a big year for Styles. The music superstar, formerly of One Direction fame, launched his solo album last month and now is parlaying his star power to the big screen.

Ahead of the Dunkirk premiere, Prince Harry, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, visited with veterans of the battle of Dunkirk at Kensington Palace. Duchess Kate even treated some vets to a surprise treat by Prince George and Princess Charlotte when their paths crossed arriving at Kensington Palace.

Prince Harry was accompanied on the red carpet by three veterans from the conflicts in Dunkirk, Afghanistan and Kosovo.

The fifth in line to the British throne has been an outspoken advocate for mental health services, education and training for active and former members of the military. He is set to host the third Invictus Games in Toronto in September. The Paralympic style games, held last year at Disney World, encourages current and former military personnel who are wounded, injured or sick to compete for their countries.

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