Kelly Rowland Shares Her First Impression of Meghan Markle After Meeting Her at a Beyoncé Concert

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If there's one thing that makes our soul happy, it's getting to see female legends bond during a Beyoncé concert.

To celebrate Labor Day, Meghan Markle, 42, attended Queen Bey's Renaissance World Tour concert at the Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles, and she wound up sitting next to two fellow powerhouses: Kerry Washington and Kelly Rowland. Not surprisingly, the latter had plenty to say about the Duchess of Sussex, whom she described as "very cool." The Destiny's Child alum told Hello!, "It was my first time meeting her. It was just nice being there with other great women and being able to just simply talk."

She continued, "I don't know what people expect to see or to know, but she just felt very cool and very down to earth. She is very warm."

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Photos of the duo were captured on September 4, where both Rowland and Markle are seen posing alongside Washington at the stadium. The singer also noted that Markle, who stepped down from her senior royal duties in 2021, has an air of royalty.

"She was royal before she was in that family," Rowland said. "I think that we are royalty before anything. And we have to hold ourselves in that regard as humans, as people."

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Rowland's observations are right in line with what the duchess has revealed about her own personality—both before and after her relationship with Prince Harry. While speaking with Harper's Bazaar in 2017, she said, "The only thing that changed was people's perception. Nothing about me changed. I'm still the same person that I am, and I've never defined myself by my relationship."

Also, we can't forget about the duchess's heartwarming, down-to-earth interactions with her fans. In fact, in the first week of October, Markle stopped to take a selfie with one fan in L.A. They even shared a snap on Instagram and wrote, “Landed in LA and on our way to dinner, we ran into Meghan Markle. Totally low-key and super friendly, nice conversation."

Fingers crossed we'll also have a royal run-in with the duchess one of these days.

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