Beyoncé reveals the meaning behind the Meghan Markle Brits painting

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The BRIT Awards was an absolute treat. Not only did Hugh Jackman prove he is, indeed, the greatest showman, we were absolutely living for Little Mix and Pink's performances.

But one moment that got Twitter talking was Beyoncé and Jay-Z's acceptance speech. The couple won Best International Group as The Carters but weren't able to attend the ceremony to collect their award. Instead, viewers watched as they said thank you via VT. While celebs usually film themselves saying thanks in a dressing room or from their tour bus, Bey and Jay made sure that their video acceptance speech was epic.

In their Apeshit music video, The Carters are casually hanging out in front of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. But last night they recreated the iconic scene in front of a portrait of Meghan Markle looking regal AF.

Bey told the camera: 'Thank you so much to the Brit Awards for this incredible honour. You guys have always been so supportive. Everything is love. Thank you. You're Welcome.'

They then turned to face the painting of Meghan by illustrator Tim O'Brien. And fans loved it.

'The HIGHLIGHT of the brits is The Carters paying homage to Megan Markle,' one person wrote on Twitter.


Beyoncé took to Instagram to explain the meaning behind the moment.

Alongside a photograph of the pair in front of the portrait, Bey wrote: '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.

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'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.'

Jadie Troy-Pryde
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Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.