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Royal NewsTom Cruise and Prince Philip Meet at Buckingham Palace — See the Pics!

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Tom Cruise had the pleasure of meeting Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace in London on Wednesday, March 8 — and he appeared nothing short of thrilled and honored while shaking hands with royalty!

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Tom and Philip at Buckingham Palace.

The Top Gun actor was a surprise guest at a dinner to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Outward Bound Trust. Lucky for Tom, he got a little more than a delicious meal out of the night!

Queen Elizabeth‘s husband of 70 years and Tom, 54, both looked dapper as ever in black suits with white shirts and black bowties. Similar to Tom, Philip, 95, looked joyed to be hanging out with the A-list actor. We wonder what they were chatting about!

While it was great to see Tom out and about, we can’t help but wonder why he didn’t take his new girlfriend as his date to the royal gathering! As reported in mid-February, the star is in love with his new lady, whose identity is still a secret at this time.

“He was introduced to [his new girlfriend] by a mutual friend on-set of one of his films,” a source recently revealed to Hollywood Life. “Tom has been dating the new woman for a while and they are working hard to keep the relationship secret until the time is right.”

“Things are still fresh and new between them. The secrecy of their romance is making everything fun, sexy, and thrilling,” the insider continued. “Tom does not want the scrutiny of again dating in the public eye. He knows that everyone will be watching them and pick her apart and he doesn’t want to go through that again.”

Click through the gallery below to see more stars who’ve met royals!