- When Beyoncé and Jay-Z won a 2019 BRIT award earlier this year, the pair revealed a stunning painting of Meghan Markle in their acceptance video.
- At the time, Meghan didn't respond publicly to the Carter's touching gesture. However, her right-hand makeup artist and close confidant Daniel Martin shared her response to the portrait during the CBS special Meghan and Harry Plus One with Gayle King.
- Martin revealed that when he texted the duchess a screenshot of the Carters standing in front of the portrait, "she wrote me back like the big eye emoji."
Meghan Markle is not a fan of reading news about herself in the press, according to her close confidant and makeup artist Daniel Martin. However, she did hear that Beyoncé and Jay-Z gave her a shout-out when they won a BRIT Award for Best International Group this past February.
Instead of accepting the award in person, the Carters recreated a scene from their "Apeshit" music video and replaced a portrait of the Mona Lisa with one of Meghan Markle by illustrator Tim O'Brien. As flattering as the gesture was, no one really knew Meghan's genuine feelings about the surprise video feature, until Martin spilled the tea with Gayle King.
In their sit-down interview for the CBS special Meghan and Harry Plus One that aired on May 17, Martin revealed fascinating tidbits about his royal client and friend, including Meghan's surprisingly relatable response to the Carters' tribute.
"I sent her a pic. I think it was a screen grab of the two of them in front of the portrait. I think all I wrote was, 'Girl,'" Martin told King. The duchess responded with one emoji-and no, it wasn't the one that's become synonymous with Bey, a.k.a. the bee emoji. "She wrote me back like the big eye emoji," Martin revealed.
We stan a relatable royal.
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