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The couple’s shock trip to the capital made front page news of the Standard - and the star wasted no time posting about being a cover girl.
Beyonce posted an Instagram picture of herself on the front page, plus another of her reading the paper.
The couple walked the red carpet to support new Idris Elba and Regina King western The Harder They Fall.
Jay-Z, who is a producer on the Netflix movie - directed by Jeymes Samuels, took to the red carpet with his superstar wife at the Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday night.
Beyonce then posted a series of images of her trip to London on her Instagram page, showing the couple in their hotel and then making their way to the star-studded premiere.
The couple have not been in London for a number of months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The couple were in Europe in late summer, enjoying some time sailing around the Mediterranean on Jeff Bezos’s superyacht with their three children.
Speaking on the red carpet on Wednesday night, Jay-Z - real name Shawn Carter - said he was proud to be part of a movie that represented the black community.
The Harder They Fall tells a fictional story based on real-life figures and black cowboys from American history.
They include outlaw Rufus Buck, played by Elba, Treacherous Trudy Smith, played by RegiKing, Stagecoach Mary, played by Zazie Beetz, and Nat Love, depicted by Jonathan Majors.
Arriving at the world premiere at the Royal Festival Hall on the opening night of the BFI London Film Festival, Carter said: “Just to see us represented, you know, with a lot of films we didn’t see ourselves in westerns, as if we didn’t exist.
“It is almost odd, people think that it’s like a caricature, that they are playing roles, but they’re not playing roles.
“These names like Stagecoach Mary, all the actors in this, they really existed in this time, so just see us represented and see that we have voices.
“There were so many towns that people didn’t know about, so to bring interesting stories to the big screen, and also educate, any time you can do that is just a blessing.”