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    Tyler Perry Provided Security And Housing For Meghan And Harry When The Royals Wouldn't, And People Are Shocked

    You just know Madea would be allll over this.

    Last night, Oprah's bombshell interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aired, and oohhh lord, was there tea.

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    One sweet moment in the overall heartbreaking interview was when Harry talked about the fact that Tyler Perry offered the couple his home and security after the couple was cut off by the royal family in 2020.

    Prince Harry and Megan Markle lost their security, didn't have a home, and got accommodated at Tyler Perry's house for "REFUGE" #HarryandMeghanonOprah Diana Archie | Oprah

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    Meghan and Harry had been told they would no longer receive royal protection. They accepted Perry's offer for housing and security, staying at his mansion for three months.

    Meghan and Harry staying at Perry's estate is not news — it was reported they were living there last year.

    But for a lot of people, this was the first they were hearing of it.

    “Tyler Perry provided security to the royal family because the Queen wouldn’t” is not something I had on my 2021 bingo card.

    Which, of course, led to plenty of jokes about the next Tyler Perry movie:

    Tyler Perry next movie: Madeas royal protection

    And later seasons of The Crown:

    The answer is Tyler Perry, obviously.

    Some wondered how the Queen was taking the news:

    no but i’m crying at the idea of someone in the palace having to explain to the queen who tyler perry is

    And joked about what Perry's security might look like:

    This was the security protecting Harry and Meghan at Tyler Perry’s mansion: #HarryandMeghanonOprah

    Jokes aside, though, most people thought it was amazing to see Black celebrities using their power to help uplift Meghan and tell her story.

    Black is Beautiful🖤 Tyler Perry offered Harry and Meghan his home & security when the royal family wouldn’t. . Oprah allowed them to tell their story when the royal family wouldn’t. A Black man gave them a home. A Black woman gave them a platform #AbolishTheMonarchy

    It's utterly devastating what Meghan was put through, and it's nice to know that there are people out there willing to offer the couple refuge and support. We love you, Harry and Meghan!!

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