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Though they’ve been staying in due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex‘s tight-knit group are already helping them as they transition away from royal life and into their new life in Los Angeles, California.

When the duo finished their final royal duties in early March 2020, they had hoped to lay low at their rental property on Vancouver Island in Canada before transitioning to Meghan’s LA hometown and launching their new Archewell brand. Unfortunately, the pandemic altered their plans drastically.

Just before the border between Canada and the U.S. closed, the Sussexes fled to LA and they’ve been hunkering down at a lush property owned by media tycoon, Tyler Perry.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been spending quality time with their son, Archie

Since they no longer have to adhere to the hectic fast-paced schedule of senior working royals, the Sussexes have been able to use this time to bond as a family and with their young son, Archie. For the adorable tot’s first birthday on May 6, 2020, the couple shared a video of Meghan reading a book to their little one.

 “Archie has now learned how to pull himself up while in the crib which Meghan said is cute, but can be a bit nerve-wracking,” a friend of the duchess’ told Express. “She also said Archie’s new thing is blowing kisses, which is just absolutely adorable.”

For Archie’s birthday, the Sussexes reportedly got their little cutie a smash cake and had a ton of Zoom calls with family and friends.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are optimistic about their new lives in Los Angeles

Though their move to LA hasn’t exactly panned out as expected the Sussexes are very optimistic about the life that they could potentially build there. “Meghan is really starting to feel like herself again,” a royal source told US Weekly.

Prince Harry, in contrast, is reportedly having a challenging time being so far away from home. However, once travel bans are lifted and Archewell is launched, he might be able to find his footing Hollywood. “Sometimes the right decision isn’t always the easy one,” Harry said during a leaked phone call. “And this decision certainly wasn’t the easy one but it was the right decision for our family, the right decision to be able to protect my son.”

This will also provide the proud parents with the opportunity to raise their son outside of the royal spotlight. “Even after lockdown is lifted they plan to keep him away from the cameras,” a source told Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl. “They want him to have an ordinary childhood away from the cameras.”

Inside Tyler Perry’s $18 million house where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are staying

For now, with the market in turmoil, the Sussexes have made their lives as comfy as possible with the help of media mogul, Tyler Perry. Daily Mail is reporting that the Sussexes are staying at Perry’s $18 million Beverly Hills mansion.

The eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom home sits atop a hill in the exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates guard-gated community. In the past, Perry even hosted a fundraiser for former President Barack Obama at the home.

Sitting on 22-acres, the Tuscan-style villa sits outside of the prying eyes of the paparazzi. “Meghan and Harry have been extremely cautious to keep their base in LA under wraps,” an insider told Daily Mail. “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.”

It is not known if the Sussexes are renting the property from Perry or if they are living there as his guests.