Meghan Markle (39) has found a supporter in one of the biggest pop stars on the planet – Queen Bey.
The pop star has proven to be firmly Team Meghan following the Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in which she accused the British royal family of racism and not supporting her.
Joining Meghan’s growing support base of celebrity supporters in the US, Beyoncé (39) wrote, “Thank you Meghan for your courage and leadership. We are all strengthened and inspired by you,” alongside a photo of the pair at the 2019 UK premiere of Bey’s movie, The Lion King.
At the time the sighting of the two powerful women embracing and chatting on the red carpet nearly broke the internet, especially as lip-reading fans believed Beyoncé called the duchess, who at the time was highly pregnant with son Archie, “my princess”.
For International Women’s Day on 8 March, Beyonce also included Meghan’s name in a list of women who inspire her. Entitled 12 Rule Breakers, she posted it as part of #womenshistorymonth.
“For those who created their own way to tell their stories, found other avenues to get to the destinations, and broke every rule in the process, We See You! We salute each and every one of you on this International Women’s Day,” she wrote.
Included in the list were transgender rights activist/TV host Janet Mock; Netflix’s chief marketing executive Bozoma Saint John; transgender actress Laverne Cox; US banking executive Thasunda Brown Duckett; Nigerian diplomat Amina J Mohammed; US politician Maxine Waters; American businesswoman Rosalind “Roz” Brewer; US politician and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams; US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kenyan comedienne Elsa Majimbo, and actress and activist Jane Fonda.
Sources: beyonce.com, harpersbazaar.com