Beyoncé pays tribute to Meghan Markle with sweet childhood snap to mark her milestone birthday

Meghan Markle, Beyonce and Jay-Z
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Beyoncé has paid tribute to Meghan Markle on her 40th birthday with a sweet message and the cutest childhood throwback snap.

Beyoncé has sent Meghan Markle the ultimate birthday wish by paying tribute to her on her own website with a cute throwback snap.

The Beyoncé.com web-page takeover sees a sweet throwback snap of Meghan at the top of the landing homepage with the words 'Happy Birthday Meghan Markle' written beside it.

The Duchess and the Formation singer were first spotted rubbing shoulders at the London Premier of The Lion King back in 2019, when Beyonce was heard greeting her 'Hello, my princess'.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Beyonce, Jay-Z

And ever since their friendship has strengthened, with Beyoncé praising Meghan's 'courage and leadership' following her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

The Duchess of Sussex, who turned 4o yesterday released her own official video to mark a special project - 40x40 - in which she urged 40 of her closest friends to give up 40 minutes of their own time to mentor women going back into the workplace.

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And it was also a momentous birthday for Meghan as the royal family hinted that they've built bridges with the Duchess by posting birthday messages on social media.

Co-biographer of Finding Freedom, Omid Scobie tweeted, 'A message from the Queen. @Beyonce sends 40th birthday wishes to Duchess Meghan via her official website…' as he shared a screengrab of the webpage with his followers.

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And fans are seriously impressed. One wrote, 'Is it even your birthday if Birthday blogger Beyoncé doesn't wish you a Happy Birthday?'

Another fan put, 'OMG!!!!!! Beyoncé wished Meghan a Happy birthday! #TrueRoyalty'

And a third fan noted, 'Beyoncé’s 40th birthday is exactly one month to the day from Meghan’s.'

Meanwhile, Meghan has been a life-long fan of the former Destiny's Child singer. She used to pot tributes on her now-deleted Instagram account.

You can watch the moment they met in the video below...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNVaR7rGIsA

And in February 2019, Beyoncé gave a nod to Meghan during a recorded acceptance speech for the BRIT Awards and it featured a painting of Meghan wearing a crown.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)