When you leave a royal palace, where to next? If you’re Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, you manage to find solace at a sprawling Los Angeles compound.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been in Los Angeles now for a hot minute and they’ve already landed a palatial home that rivals Kensington Palace.
The Daily Mail reports the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are staying in Tyler Perry’s 8-bedroom, 12-bathroom Tuscan-style villa perched on a hilltop overlooking 22 acres in the “ultra-exclusive” Beverly Ridge Estates.
The couple, who announced in January that they’d be stepping away from their royal duties, are believed to have met Perry through their mutual friend Oprah Winfrey.
Harry and Meghan are currently working on a documentary series with the media mogul, while Perry has partnered with Oprah’s OWN television network in the past and the two are close friends.
Oprah is also believed to have given one-year-old Archie (who just celebrated a birthday May 6) some children’s books, including “Duck! Rabbit!”, which Meghan read in a recent video:
Sources revealed to The Daily Mail that the royal-ish family have been living with Perry since moving to L.A. in late March.
A source told DailyMail.com that the couple’s choice in location seems to have been based on security:
‘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.’
While this lavish hideout would be a score for anyone house hunting, it’s still not clear if Meghan and Harry are staying with Perry as guests or renting the property, “but there is no record of the mansion having been sold,” reports The Daily Mail.