Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (aka Meghan Markle), named comic and filmmaker Tyler Perry their daughter Lilibet Diana’s godfather, the couple revealed within the ultimate episode of their Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan.
Perry was a useful ally to the Sussexes as they started their new life outdoors of the royal household, even though he, Meghan, and Harry had by no means met in particular person on the time.
Although Perry had despatched Meghan a observe earlier than her marriage ceremony to Harry, she had by no means talked to him till she, her husband, and their son traveled to Canada for a six-week break on the finish of 2019. “I called him — finally — after years at that point, the first time we ever spoke, and I was just a wreck,” she mentioned. “I was just crying and crying. Sometimes it’s easier to just open up to someone who knows nothing at all, and that was that moment with me and Tyler.”
After that first cellphone dialog, Harry and Meghan made the choice to go away life as working members of the royal household — inflicting them to lose their taxpayer-funded safety. After their ultimate official royal occasions, the couple and their son, Archie, had been in Vancouver because the world started to close down because of the unfold of COVID-19.
“We stayed in touch and then when all this happened, when we needed to go, he said, ‘What can we do to make it easier? How can I help you?’” Meghan mentioned.
Perry helped by sending his personal jet to Vancouver to convey the Sussexes to California, placing them up in his Los Angeles mansion, and offering round the clock safety. (Harry and Meghan have each spoken in regards to the threats their household has confronted, and a prime UK police official lately mentioned these from right-wing teams in opposition to Meghan had been “disgusting and very real.”)
Meghan described her dialog with Perry within the docuseries’ ultimate episode.
“[He said,] ‘My house is safe, and I’ll make sure you have security. And you can take your time.’ I was like, ‘If we could stay for a week, then we can find somewhere we can live,’ and he’s like, ‘You’re not gonna stay a week. You’re gonna stay as long as you need. I’m gonna get you there safely, and I’m gonna keep you there safely until you have somewhere to go.’”