Beyoncé makes an unexpected cameo via text message in the final episode of Harry & Meghan, the Netflix documentary series telling the story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The episode dives into what happened after Meghan and Harry opened up to Oprah in a March 2021 interview, following the couple the next day as they deal with the aftermath. The pair are sitting side by side when Meghan mentions that people have been reaching out all day, and she just got a text from Beyoncé.
Harry gasps. “Shut up!” he says theatrically.
Meghan, a longtime fan of the singer, expresses some dismay. “I still can’t believe she knows who I am.” Then Meghan paraphrases the text out loud. “She said she wants me to feel safe and protected. She admires my bravery and vulnerability and thinks I was selected to break generational curses that need to be healed.”
Beyoncé first expressed her affection for Meghan when she and Jay-Z displayed a portrait of Meghan in the background as they accepted the BRIT Award for their song “Apeshit” in February 2019. Then, in July, the two couples met in person at the London premiere of The Lion King. During that meeting, Jay-Z reportedly said, “The best advice I can give you: always find time for yourself.”
Though Meghan shared the text message from Beyoncé and the cameras also captured her talking to Tyler Perry after the interview, one communiqué is only mentioned and not revealed. Harry notes that he just got a text from Prince William, later in the day after William told a reporter that he would be reaching out.
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