Royals might have access to luxury the likes of which us normals will never know—if wanting someone to dress me like the Queen is wrong, I don’t want to be right!—but they really are *just like us* in so many of the ways that really matter. I’m talking about the language of emojis, of course. Meghan Markle, a.k.a. the Duchess of Sussex, a.k.a. @sussexroyal social media community manager, has already conservatively deployed a couple classic emoticons like the red heart and single crimson balloon on her and Prince Harry’s Instagram page. Chic. But did you know that when the new mom wants to convey shock in a text conversation about something like, oh I don’t know, Beyoncé and Jay Z unveiling a tribute to you as the future Queen of England, she opts for the big eye emoji???
*Insert one bazillion big eye emojis here*
Meghan’s good friend and makeup artist Daniel Martin shared this priceless little nugget of excellent information in the new CBS television special, Meghan and Harry, Plus One.
In conversation with host (and fellow friend of the duchess) Gayle King, Martin shared how Meghan reacted when she heard about Beyoncé and Jay Z’s epic shout-out this past February. When they won the Brit Award for Best International Group, the Carters recreated a scene from their “Apesh**t” music video, replacing a portrait of the Mona Lisa with one of Meghan Markle by illustrator Tim O’Brien.
“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 of Sussex responded with a single emoji. “She wrote me back like the big eye emoji,” Martin shared.
To be fair, I might have responded with an ambulance emoji to signify that I was in cardiac arrest or a coffin to communicate that I was deceased, but ye olde big eye emoji would be my obvious second choice.
Now the question remains, do you think Martin’s referring to the happy face emoji with the bugging out eyes and raised brows or the big floating eyeballs?! Scientists may never know.
Source: BEYONCE new