Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at the BRITS

Meghan Markle was spotted at the BRITS last night, but not in the way you think, as she was on her way back from her baby shower in New York.

Instead, she made an unlikely appearance in Beyonce's company when the singer accepted her award via video message.

She and Jay Z won the award for Best International Group (as the Carters), and stood in front of a portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge to accept it.

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In the oil painting, Meghan wears a crown and old-fashioned pearls, which makes her look like Queen Victoria.

This was all the more poignant that it was to celebrate Black History Month, and with it the landmark of Meghan being the first bi-racial woman in the Royal family.

You can watch the full video below:

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Beyonce also congratulated the Royal on her pregnancy, writing, '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.'

We're pretty sure Meghan will love this.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.