Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Take Even More Security Precautions to Keep the Paparazzi Away
Things are slowly starting to reopen in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new neighborhood. The couple is reportedly staying in an exclusive community in Los Angeles where they have been hunkering down amid the coronavirus pandemic. With hiking trails starting to open up around their home, sources claim that Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are taking even more security precautions to protect their privacy.
Where are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle staying?
Harry and Meghan moved to LA in March right before the United States and Canada closed their borders due to the pandemic. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have kept a very low profile since their move, and a source told Daily Mail that they are staying in a mansion owned by Tyler Perry.
“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,” the insider dished. “Beverly Ridge has its own guarded gate and Tyler’s property has a gate of its own which is watched by their security team.”
The insider noted that the area is a great choice for Harry and Meghan because it allows them to remain out of the public eye. There are only 14 estates in the community, and the majority of their neighbors are not celebrities — so no swarming paparazzi.
We cannot confirm what kind of deal Harry and Meghan got for staying at Perry’s mansion, but homes in the area cost upwards of $40,000 a month to rent. The home they are currently living in is valued at around $18 million.
Sources claim that Harry and Meghan are not renting from Perry, who is currently in Atlanta working on a new project. The Sussexes have not commented on the reports surrounding their stay in LA.
Do Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have Oprah to thank for their new home?
There are plenty of mysteries about Harry and Meghan’s secret move to LA, but sources say that the couple has Oprah Winfrey to thank for securing them a place to live.
Harry and Meghan have been friends with Oprah for several years and are reportedly working on a new documentary with her. Perry, meanwhile, has worked with Oprah on her OWN network in previous years.
Insiders claim that Oprah reached out to Perry and connected him with the Sussexes, who were looking for a place to live that was secluded from the heavily trafficked areas of the city.
It is unclear when Harry and Meghan made the move, but their exit from the royal family took effect on March 31. The couple has been doing their best to support people impacted by the pandemic but has otherwise kept a low profile.
The Sussexes take more security precautions
Speaking of keeping out of the public eye, it looks like Prince Harry and Meghan are taking even more precautions to protect their privacy.
A few hiking trails have opened up near their home, one of which could allow hikers or paparazzi to look directly into their backyard.
To maintain a higher level of privacy, workers were spotted setting up large screens in the back of Perry’s Beverly Hills home. The screens will make it more difficult for people to catch a glimpse of the couple — and especially Archie Harrison — who will likely be venturing outside with summer almost here.
One reason the Sussexes left the royal family was to raise their son, Archie Harrison, away from the royal spotlight. To that end, they are expected to keep a fairly low profile as they enjoy their time away from the United Kingdom.
Megxit is coming to a TV near you
While Harry and Meghan are determined to live in privacy, their exit from the royal family will play out in a new movie tentatively called, Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace.
According to Tatler, Lifetime is developing the project, which will serve as a sequel of sorts to the network’s last two movies devoted to the Sussexes: Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal and Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.
Lifetime has not confirmed the movie, which is believed to still be under development. We also do not know who will end up playing Harry and Meghan, though it will be interesting to see when filming ramps up.
In the previous movies, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Tiffany Smith played Meghan Markle, while Murray Fraser and Charlie Field portrayed Prince Harry.