The Duchess of Sussex finally met Queen Bey on Sunday at the London premiere of The Lion King—and it was the ultimate meeting of royals.
Both Meghan Markle and Beyoncé were accompanied by their husbands, Prince Harry and Jay-Z respectively, as they celebrated the European debut of Disney’s live-action remake.
The world watched as the two women immediately hugged and shared a few intimate words in what appears to be their first meeting ever.
Harry kissed Beyoncé on both cheeks in greeting and Jay-Z told Meghan and Harry, “congrats” on their two-month-old son Archie Harrison. According to reports, Beyoncé said the child was “so beautiful.”
She also reportedly called Meghan, “my princess.”
Beyoncé has consistently praised Markle since the former actress married into the British monarchy last year. During Black History Month in February, the Lemonade singer penned a heartfelt tribute to Markle for her philanthropic work and for her culturally-inclusive royal wedding, calling her “one of our Melanated Monas.”
“[Meghan] brought many Black traditions to her Royal Wedding including a Chicago-based Black pastor, an amazing gospel choir, and a young Black cellist” Beyoncé wrote. “At the wedding, her culture was front and center, and she and Prince Harry have continued to push the race relations dialogue forward both near and far.”
That same month, the Carters accepted the Brit Award for Best International Group via a video recording that honored Markle. In the video, the pair stood in front of what appears to be a custom portrait of the former actress.
“Thank you so much for the Brit Awards for this incredible honor,” says Beyoncé in the video. “You guys have always been so supportive. Everything is love. Thank you.”
We stan a royal moment!