KEY POINTS

  • Beyoncé thanked Meghan Markle for her "courage and leadership" following her tell-all interview
  • The singer said people "are all strengthened by you"
  • She met Markle at the U.K. premiere for her movie "The Lion King" in July 2019

Beyoncé lent support to Meghan Markle following the Duchess of Sussex's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey Sunday, praising her "courage and leadership."

Markle and Prince Harry's CBS sit-down interview touched upon many aspects of their lives as members of the British royal family. Their bombshell revelations, including allegations of racism within The Firm, have since been the topic of discussion on social media, and Beyoncé is one of many who are Team Meghan.

The superstar took to her website to express her support for the duchess, writing, "Thank you Meghan for your courage and leadership. We are all strengthened by you."

Her note was accompanied by a photo of herself chatting with Markle at the U.K. premiere for Beyoncé's movie "The Lion King" in July 2019.

Back then, an unnamed source told E! News that Beyoncé and Markle had never met before, saying, "It's early days in that relationship! But I think safe to say that they definitely struck up an instant clear rapport, bonding over their kids."

As for Markle and Prince Harry's interview, racism was one of the topics that the former "Suits" star and her husband discussed with Winfrey.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed that some members of the royal family raised “concerns” during Markle's pregnancy about “how dark” their baby’s skin might be.

“In those months when I was pregnant ... we have in tandem the conversation of ‘He won’t be given security. He’s not going to be given a title,’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” she told Winfrey.

When asked who was having that conversation, Markle said, "That was relayed to me from Harry from conversations that family had with him."

Agreeing with his wife, Prince Harry said he had been aware of the conversations about the potential color of his first child’s skin.

“That conversation I am never going to share ... but at the time it was awkward, I was in shock,” Harry said.

“There were some real obvious signs before we got married, that this was going to be really hard,” he said.

Prince Harry and Markle got married in May 2018. They became parents to son Archie a year later. The couple is now excited to welcome their second child, a baby girl, in the summer.

Beyonce, already a Grammy winner, leads the pack for the 2021 awards with nine nominations Beyonce, already a Grammy winner, leads the pack for the 2021 awards with nine nominations Photo: AFP / Robyn BECK