From Hugh Jackman's The Greatest Showman singalong to Dua Lipa pulling acrobatic moves on stage, this year's Brit Awards are already extremely excellent. Who doesn't love an awkward Jack Whitehall Brexit joke!
Still, imagine our surprise when Meghan Markle, aka future Queen of the United Kingdom (in our eyes anyway), appeared on the TV.
Beyonce and Jay Z picked up an international gong for their joint output as The Carters. If Queen Bey wasn't enough, eagled-eyed viewers spotted a portrait of the American actress turned Duchess of Sussex in the background.
She looked incredibly regal in a crown and jewel.
ROYALTY 👑#Brits #BritAwards #Brits2019 @Beyonce @S_C_ @BRITs pic.twitter.com/DFnurC0K1F
— ITV (@ITV) February 20, 2019
The entire video background is white aside from the Markle portrait, and Beyoncé and Jay Z are both wearing outfits that resemble their outfits in their 'Apeshit' video.
Jay Z even appears to be wearing the exact same turquoise suit. But in the Brit Award acceptance video, instead of a portrait of the Mona Lisa — which appears in the video for 'Apeshit' — the portrait of Queen Meghan Markle hangs instead.
During the shot clip, you can also hear Blue Ivy's voice in the background.
It is not known who painted the portrait, or where it is currently hanging - but it's a given that as soon as its location is known, fans will be camping outside.
Beyoncé & JAY-Z accepting their #BRITS2019 Award. pic.twitter.com/kGpjNKSbnf
— BEY HUB (@thebeyhub) February 20, 2019
Many Twitter viewers, including journalist Laura Snapes, pointed out Beyonce was making a very public statement in support of a black woman who has recently been treated 'repulsively' by the UK tabloids.
Wow at Beyonce and Jay-Z not only making an acceptance video, but doing so in front of a portrait of Meghan Markle. Very classy, pointed support of a black woman being treated repulsively by the UK tabloids #BRITs
— Laura Snapes (@laurasnapes) February 20, 2019
Celebrating the regality of a bi-racial (in Meghan's words) woman? We love it.
Watch the full acceptance video here: