King, Queen congratulate Michelle Yeoh on Best Actress Oscar win

Their Majesties conveyed felicitations to Michelle Yeoh who made history as the first Asian woman to win a Best Actress award at the Oscars. Photos: Istana Negara, AFP

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah congratulated Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh on her success at the Oscars.

In an Instagram post today (March 13), Their Majesties conveyed felicitations to Yeoh for doing the nation proud on the world stage.

“We’d like to express our pride and joy over Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh’s achievement that has placed Malaysia on the world map.

“This is proof that with dedication, high fighting spirit and hard work, Malaysians are capable of competing and succeeding at the international level,” the post read.

Their Majesties also wished Yeoh well and prayed that she will be blessed with continued success.

Yeoh, 60, made history after becoming the first Malaysian and Asian woman to win a Best Actress trophy at the 95th Academy Awards for her role as a laundromat owner in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Following her win, she has received a flurry of congratulatory messages from fans and influential figures – including Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai.

The United Kingdom's King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla also took to twitter to congratulate Yeoh.

"Congratulations to Michelle Yeoh (and her family watching at home in Malaysia) on her historic Oscar win on #CommonwealthDay!" the UK Royals said in a tweet posted on The Royal Family twitter account on Monday.

The multiverse-skipping film swept the Oscars on Sunday night, taking home seven trophies including for Best Original Screenplay, Best Picture and Best Director.

Yeoh achieved international stardom with her critically acclaimed performance as Wai Lin in the 1997 Bond flick, Tomorrow Never Dies.

She is currently working alongside Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Wicked.

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