Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle continue to be a topic of discussion days after their sit down with Oprah Winfrey. The explosive interview details the Harry and Meghan’s last few years and the hardships they’ve faced at the hands of the Royal Family over their interracial relationship and their decision to step away from the palace and pursue new lives in the Americas.
An unlikely hero that emerged in their lives during the Oprah interview was none other than film mogul Tyler Perry.
Tyler Perry has a history of generosity throughout his career. He’s been known to give in large sums to those in need.
In 2017 Tyler Perry purchased a car for a single mother so she could take her child to and from the doctors during a kidney transplant.
2018 saw him purchase a $350,000 home for the mother of his friend and former colleague gospel singer LaShun Pace. Pace’s mother was sick at the time, with her dying wish being to own a home for her family to live in once she passed.
He’s been there for his famous friends as well, providing a private jet for family members of singer Whitney Houston during her funeral.
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle initially moved to Canada before the pandemic, the couple found out that they had been cut off by Palace, meaning they no longer had security. Alone in a new country with no protection, paparazzi quick uncovered and disclosed their location to the public, leave the family exposed and in possible danger.
“It dawned on me … 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… We probably need to get out of here,” said Prince Harry.
Perry offered the couple his house in Southern California, where the couple stayed for several months with full security. “We didn’t have a plan,” Meghan Markle told Oprah. “We needed a house and he (Tyler Perry) offered his security as well so it gave us breathing room to try to figure out what we were going to do.”
News of his good deed thrusted Perry’s name into the forefront of the conversation, and quickly fans jumped on the opportunity to asks for a favor of their own.
Ana Navarro tweeted, “I want to start a petition asking @tylerperry to get “Madea” out of retirement and fly her on his private jet to England to do a limited engagement at the Royal Albert Hall.”
I want to start a petition asking @tylerperry to get “Madea” out of retirement and fly her on his private jet to England to do a limited engagement at the Royal Albert Hall.— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) March 8, 2021
Others chimed in, hoping to cash in on his famous generosity and get one more performance from Madea, the character that made him a global icon. See more tweets below.
Oh please do! I will sign the petition. He needs to film it too. Madea will set those people straight.— JB (@jblvswesties) March 8, 2021
I know! Great cameo appearance. I petition that Tyler Perry play Tyler Perry in the Crown.— Ex Parte Party (@ExParteParty) March 8, 2021
Tyler Perry is better than The Queen. Now I want “Madea’s Royal Holiday.” #OprahMeghanHarry— Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook) March 8, 2021
Who is going to play Tyler Perry on The Crown— ABOLISH DA POLICE 🧛🏿♂️ (@israelizreal) March 8, 2021
Following the blockbuster interview, Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace has released a statement in response to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s claims. In the statement, Queen Elizabeth reveals she’s saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
BREAKING: Buckingham Palace releases statement on behalf of Queen Elizabeth following Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview, saying, “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.” https://t.co/6k5NR1em41 pic.twitter.com/TCekWLqQau— ABC News (@ABC) March 9, 2021