Tyler Perry sends birthday wishes to Princess Meghan Markle
Tyler Perry celebrates Meghan Markle’s birthday with a special message.
On Friday, a day after the Duchess of Sussex turned 41, Perry shared a tribute on her Instagram page.
“I’ve had a front row seat in your life for the past few years. I’ve seen you endure things that would have broken a lot of people,” the 52-year-old actor and filmmaker said. “I am incredibly proud to see how happy you, your husband and your children are now. It fills me with joy to say happy birthday to Princess Meghan.”
The thoughtful caption accompanied a photo of Meghan from her 2019 tour of South Africa, in which she kneels and kisses the hand of a young girl.
Before moving into their Santa Barbara home, Meghan and Prince Harry stayed at the Perry Estate in Los Angeles with their son Archie Harrison (their daughter, Lilibet Diana, was born in June 2021) as they left their senior royal roles.
“They are really grateful to Tyler Perry for his kindness,” a source close to the couple previously told PEOPLE. “They have endless gratitude to him for helping them through a complicated time.”
“With COVID and as they retired from royal duties, he provided them with a safe haven,” the source added.
Perry was also a guest on Prince Harry and Meghan’s first Spotify podcast in December 2020, joining a star-studded lineup that also included Elton John and James Corden to reflect on the year.
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Meghan celebrated her birthday in private, but she also received tributes on social media from members of the royal family.
“Wishing a happy birthday to the Duchess of Sussex,” Kate Middleton and Prince William wrote on their joint Twitter account alongside a photo of Meghan during her recent visit to the UK for Platinum Jubilee celebrations. of Queen Elizabeth.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall also wished Meghan a happy birthday on Twitter, sharing a similar photo of the Duchess of Sussex from the Thanksgiving service she attended alongside Prince Harry in honor of the Queen at St. Paul’s Cathedral on June 3.