Beyonce, Jay-Z Congratulate "Melanated" Meghan Markle on Royal Pregnancy

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While fans love when Beyonce shares rare, precious pics of her children, this time, she treated the world to something different.

In a special video, she and Jay-Z paid homage to the pregnant Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

Their message is both timely and inspiring. See for yourself:

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Beyonce and Jay-Z were awarded the trophy for Best International Group at the 2019 Brit Awards.

They did not receive the award in person, but participated in the ceremony remotely.

In a video appearance, the billion-dollar power couple recreated part of their music video for "APES--T."

In the original video, the two pose in front of the Mona Lisa in an iconic moment that you can see in a photo below.

In this video, they added a twist -- because the portrait is of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

Beyonce and Jay-Z and Meghan Markle's Portrait

"Thank you so much to the Brit Awards for this incredible honor," Beyonce says in the video.

Jay-Z remains silent by her side for most of the duration.

Beyonce continues: "You guys have always been so supportive."

"Everything is love," Beyonce affirms. "Thank you."

"You're welcome," Jay-Z interjects.

That is very, very cute.

The couple then turn, one at a time, to face the portrait of Meghan.

Meghan Markle portrait from Beyonce and Jay-Z video

On Instagram, Beyonce addressed Meghan's portrait's presence in the video.

"In honor of Black History Month," she wrote. "We bow down to one of our Melanated Monas."

"Congrats on your pregnancy!" she exclaims.

Beyonce, the mother of three, is no stranger to pregnancy.

She concludes: "We wish you so much joy."

Jay-Z and Beyonce Together

Here you can their look from the "APES--T" music video.

Some may question why Beyonce and Jay-Z are so eager to honor Meghan Markle like this.

A small part of it, of course, is that these are the Brit Awards, and Meghan is married to Prince Harry.

The path to citizenship can be lengthy, but for all intents and purposes, Meghan is British. She's part of the Royal Family.

But there's more to it than that.

Meghan is also a symbol of crucial representation.

Jay-Z and Beyonce, Backstage and Grateful

As numerous portraits make clear, black people have lived in Europe for many centuries.

Artists in the Middle Ages painted the likenesses of them as wealthy merchants and, yes, as nobles.

However, a large portion of this history -- of black history -- is erased in favor of presenting Europe as having been exclusively white until modern times.

Additionally, while white girls can look at public figures such as Princess Diana or Duchess Kate as a "white princess," black girls could not.

Meghan Markle changed that.

She has faced racism and backlash merely for existing and for marrying Harry, but we would be wrong to underestimate the significance that seeing her can have.

Beyonce as Barbie

Beyonce and Jay-Z are one of the wealthiest couples on the planet.

For years, they have used their platform, their influence, and their wealth to improve people's lives.

Sometimes they miss the mark -- like challenging fans to go vegan for the environment to win tickets.

(When, in real life, 100 companies are responsible for 71% of global emissions and the idea that people's food matter compared to that is absurd)

Most of the time, they work to make the world a better place, particularly for black folks who have been marginalized and demonized under white supremacy.

It's cool that they gave Duchess Meghan a shout-out. We'd love to see her respond.

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