DailyMailTV can exclusively reveal that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been residing in an opulent Beverly Hills hideaway owned by Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry.
The couple, who have never been photographed together, are thought to have met Perry through their shared close friend Oprah Winfrey. Perry is most known for his cross-dressing depiction of feisty Madea in his series of successful movies.
Since arriving in Los Angeles at the end of March, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their one-year-old son Archie have made the $18 million property their home, according to sources.
After declaring their resignation from their royal duties in January, they had been residing at a seaside property on Vancouver Island, but when Canada made the announcement, they immediately left for California.
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’
‘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 the 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.