Meghan Markle's close friend reveals she has endured 'things that would have broken a lot of people' but is finally 'happy now'

Meghan Markle's close friend has revealed that the Duchess of Sussex is finally 'happy' after a difficult few years in the public eye

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Meghan Markle's close friend Tyler Perry has revealed that the Duchess of Sussex is finally 'happy now' as he pens heartfelt post to 'Princess Meghan'


Meghan Markle celebrated her 41st birthday on Thursday, August 4, 2022. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent their birthday wishes to Meghan Markle with a simple tweet, that read, "Wishing a happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex!"

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla also tweeted Meghan with their birthday wishes. The couple wrote on Twitter, "Happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex!" The tweet was followed by a red balloon emoji.

While these may not have been the most emotive messages from members of the Royal Family, Meghan Markle's close friend, Tyler Perry, did send the Duchess a heartfelt message. The actor referenced the struggles that have faced the Duchess of Sussex over the past few years and said he was 'proud' to see that she was 'happy...now.' 

"I’ve had a front row seat in your life for the past few years. I’ve watched you endure things that would have broken a lot of people. I'm so incredibly proud to see how happy you, your husband, and your kids are now. It fills me with joy to say Happy Birthday Princess Meghan," said the comedian and actor.

This message implies that the pair are very close and the actor has even spent time with the royal couple's children, Archie and Lilibet. The actor also referred to Meghan as a 'Princess' which is more likely a term of endearment as opposed to a royal title, as Meghan is officially a Duchess, not a Princess. 

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Meghan Markle and Tyler have been friends for many years. It was even revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s $18 million Hollywood hideout when they first moved to the US was Tyler Perry's luxury 22 acre mansion in Beverly Hills. This property was based in the exclusive Beverly Ridge gated community and came with its own security team, which was a major concern for the royal couple at the time.

This was one of the first places that the royal couple stayed in before they settled on purchasing their own $14 million Santa Barbara mansion and settling into their life in California.

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