Meghan and Harry are living in Tyler Perry’s $18 million hilltop mansion in Beverly Hills | Daily Mail Online

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been living in an ultra-luxury Beverly Hills hideout that belongs to Hollywood tycoon Tyler Perry, DailyMailTV can exclusively reveal. 

The couple have never been seen in public with Perry – best known for his cross-dressing portrayal of feisty Madea in his series of hit films – but are believed to have met him through their mutual close friend Oprah Winfrey.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their one-year-old son Archie have called the $18 million mansion home since moving to LA at the end of March, sources said.

They had been staying at a waterfront home in Vancouver Island since announcing they were stepping down from their royal duties in January, but made a beeline for California after Canada announced it would be restricting its borders due to COVID-19.

The couple have been spotted only a handful of times since their move to LA, first volunteering for a local charity dropping off food to locals who are at a high risk of catching coronavirus, as well as taking their beloved dogs out for a walk. 

Fifty-year-old Perry’s eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom Tuscan-style villa sits on 22 acres on the top of a hill in the ultra-exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates guard-gated community, offering sweeping views of the city from the backyard. 

It is not known whether Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, are renting Tyler’s property or staying there as guests, but there is no record of the mansion having been sold.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been living in this ultra-luxury Beverly Hills hideout that belongs to Hollywood tycoon Tyler Perry, DailyMailTV can exclusively reveal

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their one-year-old son Archie have called the $18 million mansion home since moving to LA at the end of March, sources said 

Fifty-year-old Perry’s eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom Tuscan-style villa sits on 22 acres on the top of a hill in the ultra-exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates guard-gated community, offering sweeping views of the city from the backyard 

A source told DailyMailTV: ‘Meghan and Harry have been extremely cautious to keep their base in LA under wraps. They have been at this property for a month without anyone finding out’ 

The couple have been spotted only a handful of times since their move to Los Angeles, first volunteering for a local charity dropping off food to locals who are more at-risk of catching coronavirus (pictured), as well as taking their beloved dogs out for a walk

Both the Sussexes and Perry, who is worth $600 million, consider the legendary talk show host and businesswoman their Hollywood mentor.  

Oprah is even godson to Perry’s five-year-old son Aman, and was seen at the house Meghan and Harry are now staying at for the little boys’ christening party back in 2015. 

The Duke and Duchess are currently working on a documentary series with Oprah, while Perry has partnered with Oprah’s OWN television channel in the past.

A source told DailyMail.com: ‘Meghan and Harry have been extremely cautious to keep their base in LA under wraps. 

‘Their team helped them choose the location for their transition to Los Angeles wisely. 

‘Beverly Ridge has its own guarded gate and Tyler’s property has a gate of its own which is watched by their security team. 

‘Beverly Ridge is an excellent place to keep out of view. The neighbors are mostly old money and mega rich business types rather than show business gossips. 

‘It goes without saying that the location is stunning – just one of the most beautiful and desirable areas in LA.’

The couple have never been seen in public with Perry but are believed to have met him through their mutual close friend Oprah Winfrey 

Perry is best known for cross-dressing in the portrayal of the feisty character Madea (pictured) in a series of hit films. Perry made his fortune as a movie and TV actor, writer, director and producer and is thought to be worth $600 million, being named the richest man in entertainment by Forbes magazine in 2011

It is not known whether Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, are renting Tyler’s property or staying there as guests, but there is no record of the mansion having been sold

Top Hollywood real estate agent Rochelle Maize of the Nourmand & Associates agency told DailyMailTV: ‘Beverly Ridge Estates has just 14 homes but is very prestigious and chic. There are not many rentals on offer there because of the limited number of properties’

Beverly Ridge Estates is close to the Van Nuys private airport and some of the most desirable private schools on the Westside of Los Angeles

Top Hollywood real estate agent Rochelle Maize of the Nourmand & Associates agency told DailyMailTV: ‘Leases start at around $20,000 and can go up to $40,000 a month. It costs around $16 million to buy a property there’

Beverly Ridge Estates is close to the Van Nuys private airport and some of the most desirable private schools on the Westside of Los Angeles. 

Socialite Paris Hilton lived there for just under a year in 2004 after her former fiancé Paris Latsis bought her an 11,206 square foot mansion in December 2004. 

Other local celebrities who have owned homes in the community include ex-spouses David and Carlton Gebbia, who starred on reality show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and had a burlesque room in their $22 million Gothic-style mansion. 

It is also home to socialite Alexis Carson, the widow of popular talk show host Johnny Carson. 

Top Hollywood real estate agent Rochelle Maize of the Nourmand & Associates agency told DailyMail.com: ‘Beverly Ridge Estates has just 14 homes but is very prestigious and chic.

‘There are not many rentals on offer there because of the limited number of properties. 

‘Leases start at around $20,000 and can go up to $40,000 a month. It costs around $16 million to buy a property there.’

Perry expressed sympathy for Meghan earlier this year, referencing comments that she made to ITV news presenter Tom Bradby for a documentary shot in Africa,

Perry custom built the 24,000 square foot Beverly Hills mansion from scratch after buying the 22 acres of land it is on for $4.3 million in 2004. In June of 2015, he hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama at the stunning property. He posted an image of himself with Obama inside his house last year (right)

Both the Sussexes and Perry consider Oprah their Hollywood mentor. Oprah is even godson to Perry’s five-year-old son Aman, and was seen at the house Meghan and Harry are now staying at for his Christening party back in 2015 (pictured)

Before the move to LA, the royals had been staying at a waterfront home in Vancouver Island since announcing they were stepping down from their royal duties in January, but made a beeline for LA after Canada announced it would be restricting its borders due to COVID-19

Perry was even said to have showed the property to rapper Kanye West as a potential buyer while it was still being developed

Perry said: ‘Remember when Meghan Markle did that interview? She said ”Thanks for asking if I’m okay. Because no one ever asks me that.” 

‘I felt her when she said that. People toss it out. ”How are you doing?” But not many people really mean it. Or pay attention to the answer.’

Perry custom built the 24,000 square foot Beverly Hills mansion from scratch after buying the 22 acres of land it is on for $4.3 million in 2004. 

He was even said to have showed the property to rapper Kanye West as a potential buyer while it was still being developed. 

Perry made his fortune as a movie and TV actor, writer, director and producer and is thought to be worth $600 million. 

He was named the richest man in entertainment by Forbes magazine in 2011, and he earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in October last year. 

The New Orleans-born actor mainly lives and works in Atlanta, where he runs film production company Tyler Perry Studios. 

Two weeks ago, he tipped staff at an Atlanta restaurant $21,000 while getting takeout. 

Perry’s home is where Meghan and Harry celebrated Archie’s first birthday on Wednesday, having a ‘smash cake’ and Zoom chats with friends and family, a source told People magazine. The couple shared a video of Meghan reading to Archie in a sweet video filmed last week and shared to the Save the Children Instagram account. Oprah, 66, is believed to have gifted little Archie a huge collection of children’s books, including the Duck! Rabbit! story the Duchess read in the video 

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family is set to be released worldwide online on August 11, with the hard copy on sale from August 20 and was released to pre-order over the weekend

Perry is also known for flipping properties and in 2018 sold a mansion in Mulholland Estates private community in Beverly Hills to Happy singer Pharrell Williams for $15.6 million. 

Perry’s home is where Meghan and Harry celebrated Archie’s first birthday on Wednesday, having a ‘smash cake’ and Zoom chats with friends and family, a source told People magazine.

The couple shared a video of Meghan reading to Archie in a sweet video filmed last week and shared to the Save the Children Instagram account.

Oprah, 66, is believed to have gifted little Archie a huge collection of children’s books, including the Duck! Rabbit! story the Duchess read in the video.

Meanwhile, it’s been revealed a biography about the couple is set to be released worldwide online on August 11, with the hard copy on sale from August 20.

The book has the full title Finding Freedom: Harry And Meghan And The Making of A Modern Royal Family, and will be published by Dey Street Books.

The publisher reportedly had briefings with people close to the couple and publication is likely to be serialised ahead of a full release.

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Meghan and Harry to announce pregnancy this year? | Entertainment Daily

Royal watchers believe Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle will announce they are expecting their second baby this year.

Harry and Meghan could announce a pregnancy this year, according to Royal watchers (Credit: SplashNews.com)

The couple, who had their first son Archie in May 2019, will cease to be working members of the Royal Family at the end of this month to focus on their own projects – one of which could be expanding their family.

Speaking to Yahoo’s Royal Box, Royal Expert Omid Scobie revealed what he thinks the couple will focus on in 2020: “I don’t think we’ll see many new patronages or anything like that.

“I think it will really focus on what they have on the table now – possibly another baby, who knows.”

Harry and Meghan, here with their son Archie, could be planning a second child (Credit: SplashNews.com)

He added: “I think the big thing next year is the launch of the Sussex Royal Foundation, that is their focus now. Although they’re technically not working at the moment I don’t believe for a second that they’re not spending time planning this because a launch will be around the end of the first quarter, beginning of second quarter, of next year.”

Bookmaker Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead told The Daily Express: “We think that a second baby for Harry and Meghan is well and truly on the cards soon and make them just evens to announcing this year that they are expecting.

“This makes them more likely than William and Kate to announce a 2020 pregnancy, who are 2-1 in our book to do so in the next twelve months.”

Harry and Meghan are about to embark on their final engagements this week, attending the Endeavour Fund Awards on March 5, and the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall on March 7.

Archie could soon have a sibling, according to Royal experts (Credit: SplashNews.com)

It’s also been confirmed Meghan will also mark International Women’s Day on March 8.

Harry and Meghan will join senior members of the Royal family at the annual Commonwealth service on March 9.

The couple cease carrying out Royal duties on March 31.

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Meghan and Harry ‘furious her dad Thomas Markle has dragged her mum Doria into feud’ | Entertainment Daily

It has been claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are ‘furious’ with her dad Thomas Markle for reportedly ‘dragging Meghan’s mum into the family’s public spat’.

A report by The Sun Online today suggested that the couple are angry with Thomas because he wrote to his ex-wife Doria Ragland in an attempt to rekindle his relationship with Meghan.

Thomas has reportedly not had any contact with his daughter for 18 months, after he missed her wedding to Harry due to heart problems.

He also reportedly upset the royal couple after selling photos of himself to paparazzi.

Meghan’s dad has reportedly written letters to his ex-wife (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Thomas got divorced from Doria, 63, in the late-Eighties, and his ex-wife is still close to Meghan.

She was present when the former Suits actress married Harry at Windsor Castle in May 2018.

And it was claimed in The Sun Online’s story that Thomas has written to Doria in a ‘desperate’ attempt to be reunited with Meghan.

A source told the website: “Thomas’s attempt to bring Doria into the whole thing is a desperate move.

“She is a completely innocent party in the whole thing. If Meghan decides to speak to her dad again, it will be her own decision.

“[Meghan and Harry] don’t want Doria dragged into any of this and to become a pawn for Thomas to use. Doria doesn’t do conflict.”

Doria attended Meghan and Harry’s wedding (SplashNews.com)

Ent Daily has contacted reps for Meghan and Harry for comment.

Harry and Meghan released a statement last month, announcing that they’re taking a “step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family”.

Together with their eight-month-old son Archie, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will divide their time between the UK and North America.

In a recent Channel 5 documentary, Thomas Markle: My Story, Meghan’s dad made it clear what he thinks about their decision, claiming that they’re “cheapening” the Royal Family.

He said: “They’re destroying it, they’re cheapening it, they’re making it shabby.

Meghan is estranged from her father (Credit: SplashNews.com)

“They’re turning it into a Wal-Mart with a crown on it. It’s something that’s ridiculous – they shouldn’t be doing this.”

And he said of his estranged daughter: “I don’t know who she is now.”

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