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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Just Paid Tribute to Meghan Markle
No one can pull off a surprise like Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
The power couple took home the Best International Group prize at the 2019 Brit Awards yesterday, and while they weren’t actually at the ceremony, they sent along a video of a brief speech accepting the honour. The video was shot in a similar style to their “APES**T” video, only instead of standing in front of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, a regal portrait of Meghan Markle is pictured behind them.
Beyoncé later posted the video and pics of her and Jay-Z standing in front of the painting, giving a shout out to the Duchess of Sussex. “In honour of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas,” she wrote. “Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy.” (This is where we start freaking out, btw.)
According to People, the portrait is by artist Tim O’Brien, and was previously used as the cover of Meghan’s old sorority magazine.