Watch: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex couldn't 'believe' Beyonce texted her
It’s no secret that many of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s friends are of the famous variety. You only need to look at their 2018 wedding guestlist to see some of the world’s most famous faces, but Meghan still gets starstruck when it comes to one celebrity in particular: Beyoncé.
Several of their close friends have sat down to speak publicly about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s relationship in their new Netflix documentary, Harry & Meghan, including Serena Williams and Abigail Spencer.
But it was Beyoncé who had some wise words for the pair in the aftermath of their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In the final episode of the six-part docuseries, the couple are sitting with cups of tea with their laptops, taking in the reactions from their February 2021 interview with Oprah, when Meghan gets a text from Queen B herself.
“Beyoncé just texted,” Meghan tells Harry. “Just checking in.”
“Shut up,” he gasps. “Just checking in, just casual.”
Despite being close enough to be receiving “casual” texts from Beyoncé, It turns out that Meghan is just as much of a fan girl as the rest of us.
“I still can’t believe she knows who I am,” she giggles to her husband.
“She said she wants me to feel safe and protected,” Meghan reads out the text. “She admires my vulnerability and bravery and thinks I was selected to break generational curses that need to be healed.”
“That's well said,” Harry replies.
The couple sat down with the famed TV star in their Montecito home following their decision to “step back” as senior members of the Royal Family, although they waited a year before they did the tell-all interview with Oprah.
“We were here for a year until we actually did it and sitting down with Oprah was a reaction to what had happened that year,” Harry explains in the documentary.
“It was less about setting the record straight and at least filling in the blanks that people were filling in for us,” added Meghan.
The Oprah interview caused a ripple effect for the couple, who thought that it would mark a new “year of transition”. Instead, it was “anything but a transition,” according to Harry, “it was just a beating.”