Tyler Perry Discusses Godfather Role to Meghan, Harry’s Daughter


Perry attends ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Ceaselessly’ premiere in Los Angeles, October 2022.
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A suggestion he might practically refuse? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been wanting to ask Tyler Perry to function their daughter Lilibet’s godparent, however the Madea star was initially cautious about accepting the function.

“We’ll name [and] we’ll chat, and we’ll discuss foolish issues they usually have been fairly critical on the telephone. I’m going, ‘OK, what’s happening?’ They mentioned, ‘Properly, we’d like so that you can be Lili’s godfather.’ I’m going, ‘Whoa.’ I needed to take a minute to take that in,” Perry, 53, mentioned within the sixth episode of Harry & Meghan, which dropped on Thursday, December 15.

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Meghan with daughter, Lilibet.
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The A Jazzman’s Blues actor had by no means met the Duke of Sussex, 38, and the Duchess of Sussex, 41, earlier than 2020 when he provided his Los Angeles residence to the pair after they left Canada amid their royal step-down. Since then, the trio have turn into shut buddies.

“I assumed, ‘I’d be honored. I’d completely be honored,’” Perry recalled within the Netflix docuseries about turning into a mentor for Lili, who was born in June 2021. “And I bought off the telephone, took all of it in after which known as them again. I’m going, ‘Uh, maintain on a second. Does this imply we bought to go over there and do all of that within the church with [the royal family] and determine all that out? I don’t wish to try this. Perhaps we are able to do some non-public ceremony right here and let that be that, and if it’s important to do it there, then that’s OK.’”

The Haves and the Have Nots creator finally agreed to turn into Lili’s godfather following her June 2021 arrival. Meghan and the BetterUp CIO, who additionally share 3-year-old son Archie, didn’t maintain a public christening for his or her daughter.

“There was one thing that felt so full as soon as we had Lilibet,” the Fits alum gushed within the sixth episode. “Everybody simply actually revered that we’ve been via a lot and that we, like several father or mother, deserve to simply welcome their little one into the world peacefully, and have that point as a household to nurture and cocoon. Which we did — with the addition of our little toddler.”

Harry and Meghan named their second little one Lilibet Diana, a nod to Queen Elizabeth II — who died in September on the age of 96 — and the army veteran’s late mom, Princess Diana. (The late Princess of Wales, who shared Harry and Prince William with ex-husband King Charles III, died in August 1997 at age 36 after a deadly automobile crash.)

“I feel in the intervening time, I see a whole lot of my spouse in Archie. I see a whole lot of my mum in Lili,” Harry revealed in Harry & Meghan. “She’s very Spencer-like. She’s bought the identical blue eyes [and] golden-reddish hair.”

Harry & Meghan is at present streaming on Netflix.