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19th Jul 2019

Turns out Beyoncé was absolutely bricking it about meeting Meghan Markle

We'd pure be the same.

Would we be right in saying that you’d never think Beyoncé would be afraid of anything?

Her whole brand is fierceness, fearlessness and aloofness, to the point where she’d be very intimidating in real life.

But even though she’s pop royalty herself, she was apparently super nervous when meeting Meghan Markle.

Bey and the Duchess came face-to-face at the premiere of The Lion King in London this week and according to her co-star Billy Eichner, Bey was bricking it.

“We were all kind of nervous, even Beyoncé,” he told Jimmy Kimmel on his show.

Billy also revealed that the cast had been given super strict rules to follow ahead of meeting Meghan and Prince Harry.

“In the days leading up to it, they email you a protocol of how you’re supposed to greet Prince Harry and Meghan. They are very intense about it. I’m not kidding! You’re supposed to say, ‘Your royal highness.’ You can’t speak until your hands are, like, in a handshake with his.

“My plus-one—my guest I brought with me, my very good friend Jared—they said he had to stand behind me and not speak unless he was spoken to. I’m not kidding! I was like, ‘Does that same rule apply to Jay-Z?’ I have a feeling it doesn’t.”

Their actual meeting wasn’t at all as intense they’d expected it to be though.

Billy said that the royal couple were “very, very nice and totally chill and down to earth and lovely.”