Amid the turmoil in the royal family after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, superstar Beyoncé is now voicing her support.
She updated her website on Tuesday evening to show a photo of her with Meghan at “The Lion King” premiere in 2019.
“THANK YOU MEGHAN FOR YOUR COURAGE AND LEADERSHIP. WE ARE ALL STRENGTHENED AND INSPIRED BY YOU,” the text on Beyoncé’s website reads.
Meghan and Harry’s interview with Winfrey has been the talk of the town since airing Sunday evening in the United States and then Monday in the United Kingdom.
In the interview, the pair opened up about racism and colorism they had faced, how Meghan experienced suicidal thoughts and the lack of support and security they had from the royal family, among other things.
“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” the statement read. “The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”
Harry and Meghan, of course, famously announced they would be “stepping back” from their roles as senior royals early last year, then relocated to North America. In the months that followed, the two formed a nonprofit, Archewell, and signed deals with streamers Spotify and Netflix.
This is not the first time Beyoncé has shown her support for Meghan: In 2019, she and husband Jay-Z accepted a BRIT Award for best international group while standing in front of a portrait of the duchess.
The oil painting was created by Brooklyn-based artist Tim O'Brien, who told Harper’s Bazaar that he originally created the work to be on the magazine cover of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, in 2018.
Beyonce later shared a photo of herself and Jay Z in front of the painting.
“In honor of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas,” she wrote at the time. “Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy.
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