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Beyoncé just about broke Instagram last night when she took to the social media platform to share her prerecorded acceptance speech video created for the Brit Awards.
According to Cosmopolitan, Beyoncé and Jay-Z won the award for best international group. They weren’t able to attend, so the celebrity power couple recorded a video of themselves re-creating a scene from their “Apesh*t” music video, in which they stood in the Louvre in front of the Mona Lisa. Only this time, the two were standing before a portrait of Meghan Markle wearing a crown and looking queenly AF.
“Thank you to the Brits for the award for Best International Group,” the singer captioned the video.
“I won this award back in 2002 with my besties, Kelly and Michelle. 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.”
According to the Telegraph, the portrait of Meghan dressed as a queen was created by illustrator Tim O’Brien, who in the past also created a similar portrait of Beyoncé.
Beyoncé also shared a longer tribute to Meghan on her official website, detailing the duchess’ preroyal background and her past charitable work in communities of color.
Check out the video to see the stunningly gorgeous portrait of the Duchess of Sussex for yourself.
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