Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has revealed how billionaire filmmaker, Tyler Perry, gave them his home and security for “several months”, following their decision to step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family.
During an interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on CBS late on Sunday, Prince Harry and Meghan said that Tyler Perry offered them his home and a full security detail when they first moved to America.
According to Prince Harry, Perry offered after he and Meghan learned while they were in Canada that their security was going to be removed by the royal family.
“While we were in Canada, in someone else’s house, I then got told, short notice, that security was going to be removed,” he recalled, adding that, because of tabloids, his and his wife’s exact location was known.
“So suddenly it dawned on me: ‘Hang on, the borders could be closed, we’re going to have our security removed, who knows how long lockdown is going to be, the world knows where we are, it’s not safe, it’s not secure, we probably need to get out of here.”
At that time, Harry said that they had their U.K. security with them in Canada. He then said that their [the institution’s] justification behind removing their security was because of a “change in status,” since they weren’t “official working parts” of the Royal family.
Luckily, the couple’s close friend Tyler Perry stepped in and was able to let Harry, Meghan, and Archie live at one of homes in California, and was able to provide them with his own security.
Meghan Markle said that it was able to give them a moment “to breathe” as they tried to figure out their next step.
A source previously told People that the couple, who stayed in Perry’s house for three months before relocating to a home in Santa Barbara, “have endless gratitude to him for helping them during a complicated time”.
KanyiDaily had earlier reported that Meghan also accused the royal family of racism over the skin colour of their son, Archie, which ended up with her having suicidal thoughts and considering self-harm after asking for help but getting none.