Although Beyonce and Jay-Z could not accept their Brit Award in person, they sent a video message of their acceptance speech and it featured a portrait of Meghan Markle.
The duo won the award for best international group. Since they couldn’t attend the ceremony at the O2 in London, they expressed their gratitude in a quick 30-second clip, which they posted on Instagram.
In the recording, they re-created their “Apesh*t” music video, where they danced and sang in the Louvre in front of the famous Mona Lisa painting. Their re-creation was sans the dancing and the Mona Lisa painting. Instead, the portrait in the backdrop was that of Duchess Meghan Markle in a crown.
“Thank you so much to the Brit Awards for this incredible honor,” Beyonce said in the video. “You guys have always been so supportive. Everything is love. Thank you.”
Jay-Z offhandly replied, “You're welcome.”
People on social media seemed to enjoy it. Many took to Twitter to express how much they loved the gesture, calling it “iconic.” They also praised Queen Bey for honoring the Duchess of Sussex.
In a later post, Beyonce explained the meaning of the video.
“Thank you to the Brits for the award for Best International Group. I won this award back in 2002 with my besties, Kelly and Michelle,” she wrote. “How lucky am I to have been in a group with my other best friend, the GOAT Hova. 🙌🏾 In honor of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas. Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy.”