Carey Mulligan and Eddie Redmayne had an adorable reunion while attending a reception for the British film industry with Queen Elizabeth II in London yesterday. The two stars, who are close friends and reportedly dated back in 2011, laughed and hugged when they saw each other during the reception at Windsor Castle. Carey got a chance to formally meet the queen, whom she greeted with a perfect curtsey. Unfortunately, Eddie didn't get to reconnect with old high school friend Prince William, who was busy attending to royal duties in Scotland with Kate Middleton and Prince Charles, but he did get to chat with the queen alongside Les Misérables director Tom Hooper.
The reception was full of other British stars, including Homeland's Damian Lewis and Minnie Driver. The queen even got a chance to experience a bit of an actor's life when she was presented with a special BAFTA Award for her lifetime support of the British film industry and being the "most memorable Bond girl yet" for her role with Daniel Craig during the London Olympics opening ceremony.