Chronicles of Narnia Royal premiere

The 3rd Chronicles of Narnia Film had a cool evening in Leicester Square, although it was warmly received. The Queen was in attendance, along with the Duke of Edinburgh.

The benefits from the Royal Film Performance are targeted for The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund.

Simon Pegg and Liam Neeson, stars of “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” were in attendance for its Royal Premier, as well as Ben Barnes who had to leave early for a performance on the West End.

Speaking of his Royal visitors, he said he felt embarrassed to leave. It was a cold night and all the guests and performers were greeted by flecks of white upon the red carpet. Also braving the snow for the event were Joe McElderry, the 2009 winner of X Factor, who sang a number from the movie’s soundtrack, the band One Direction, and Rebecca Ferguson.

The Queen even went to all the trouble of wearing 3D glasses in order to watch the film from director Michael Apted. “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” featuring Liam Neeson’s voice-over as Aslan, the lion will officially premiere in theatres on 9 December 2010. Judging by the Royal Premiere, it should go over very well.