After Harry and Meghan stepped back from their royal roles, the couple’s security detail was removed and their location in Canada became public knowledge.
“This was like a week before COVID,” Harry said in the series. “And we’d been stuck at this house where everyone in the world knew where we were, unprotected, no security.”
Amid their search for a new place to live, Harry, Meghan and their son Archie received help from filmmaker Tyler Perry, who invited them to stay at his mansion in Los Angeles. Perry first got in contact with Meghan in 2018, when news of Thomas Markle not attending her and Harry’s wedding made headlines.
“I’d never met him before,” Meghan said of Perry. “He sent me a letter before the wedding, saying he was praying for me, and that if I ever need anything, he would be there.”
Years later, Meghan and Perry spoke for the first time over the phone. Meghan said she was “just a wreck” and “just crying and crying.”
“I could hear the fear. It was palpable. I could hear it,” Perry said. “So I asked her what was she afraid of, and she took a deep breath, and she started listing the things that [she was] afraid of, and I said to her, ‘Every one of your fears are valid.'”
Unfortunately, after spending six “blissful” weeks with Perry, the couple’s location was once again discovered by the media.
“I’d been at that house for many, many, many years,” Perry continued. “And across the canyon are all these other celebrities, and no one had seen an assault like this, with helicopters 24/7, drones flying over. We would go up every day, and the chain link on the fence would be cut, and people would sneak in onto my property . . . It was crazy.”