Beyoncé thanks Meghan Markle for her "courage and leadership"

Los Angeles, California - Beyoncé makes no secret of her admiration for Meghan Markle. Following the Duchess' interview with Oprah Winfrey, the singer has shown her solidarity with the former actor once more.

Meghan Markle hugging Beyoncé at the premiere of The Lion King in London, July 2019.
Meghan Markle hugging Beyoncé at the premiere of The Lion King in London, July 2019.  © IMAGO / i Images

Queen Bey took to her website to show support for Meghan Markle, two days after Meghan and Prince Harry’s shocking revelations during their blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey.

"Thank you Meghan for your courage and leadership," the 39-year-old megastar wrote alongside footage of the iconic duo's first meeting at the London premiere of The Lion King in the summer of 2019.

"We are all strengthened and inspired by you," she added.

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The first time Beyoncé and Meghan met, they seemed to form an instant connection, with Queen Bey calling Meghan "my princess" as they went on to hug and talk about their families, CNN reported.

Beyoncé joins a number of A-list celebrities who have rallied behind Meghan amid backlash on social media and the British press. During the interview, the 39-year-old Duchess of Sussex and former Suits actor got candid about the racism she faced from the press and royal family. She also revealed she had suffered from suicidal thoughts and struggled with her mental health as a consequence.

Tennis star Serena Williams took to Instagram on Monday to praise the pregnant mother-of-one, posting a picture of a short statement on Instagram with a caption that reads: "I am so proud of you for being so brave, I know it is never easy. You are strong– both you and Harry. I love you. I adore you."

Beyoncé has previously voiced her support for the Duchess. In 2019, Jay-Z and Beyoncé accepted a Brit Award via video against the backdrop of a portrait of Meghan.

The Lemonade singer later shared the footage to Instagram, writing, "In honor of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas."

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