Everyone is saying the same thing about Leonardo DiCaprio meeting Prince Charles

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Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

Hollywood royalty met IRL royalty yesterday when Leonardo DiCaprio and Prince Charles crossed paths at the COP26 climate change summit. The pair met while attending designer Stella McCartney's sustainable fashion event, and a photo of their encounter was shared on the official Clarence House Instagram account, much to the delight of royal fans.

"Designer @StellaMcCartney was showcasing a sustainable fashion installation at @kelvingrove_artgallery today," the caption on the Clarence House Instagram read. "The Prince of Wales was introduced to actor and environment advocate @leonardodicaprio, who was also visiting the installation."

Understandably, plenty of fans took to the comments section to share their excitement over the chance encounter, with many pointing out how happy DiCaprio looks. "Love Leo's face here. He looks like the one who's star struck!" said one Instagram user, with another commenting "Leo is fangirling." A third fan wrote: "What a lovely photo! Have never seen Leo so star struck before, it's really endearing!"

The COP26 summit, which is currently being held in Glasgow, sees over 100 world leaders (and clearly celebrities too) come together to discuss how to tackle climate change. So far, leaders have already agreed to end deforestation by 2030, and work towards net-zero carbon emissions.

Given DiCaprio's passion for environmental activism, which he has made no secret of over the years, it makes sense that he made the transatlantic journey from the US to the UK to attend the annual event. In the last decade alone, he's donated millions towards conservation efforts, and was even named by the United Nations as a Messenger of Peace on Climate Change in 2014.

Speaking about the accolade, the 46-year-old said in a statement: "It's an honour to accept the role of UN Messenger of Peace on Climate Change and to support the Secretary General in his efforts to address one of the most important issues we face as a global community."

He continued, "I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history – it is a moment for action. How we respond to the climate crisis in the coming years will likely determine the fate of humanity and our planet."

It's a message that Prince Charles himself has been keen to highlight throughout his lifetime, meaning there's no doubt that the pair had plenty to talk about during their meeting at COP26.

Is this the start of a budding bromance? We hope so...

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