Tyler Perry Reveals He Is The Godfather Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Daughter Lilibet
Perry allowed the couple to stay in his $18 million mansion after they left the United Kingdom.
December 16, 2022 at 8:49 am
The final installment of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix docuseries has hit Netflix. The sixth episode features interviews with the couple’s friends, including Tyler Perry.
During his interview, as reported by Harper’s Bazaar, Perry detailed the extent of his relationship with the royal couple, revealing that he is the godfather of their second child, Lilibet.
Perry, 53, said he was surprised when the couple asked him to take the role. He explained, “They were pretty serious on the phone, and I am like, ‘OK, what’s going on?’ And they said, ‘Well, we would like for you to be Lili’s godfather.'”
After getting over his initial shock, Perry happily accepted.
“I had to take a minute to take that in, and I thought I’d be honored, absolutely be honored,” the Black film titan shared.
Although he was honored to take on the new role, Perry told the couple that he wouldn’t attend the traditional christening ceremony with the rest of the British royal family.
“I got off the phone and took it all in, and then I called them back and said, ‘Hold on a second, does that mean we have to go over there and do all of that in the church with them and figure all of that out? Because I don’t want to do that.'”
He continued by saying he suggested they could “do a private ceremony” in the U.S. and “let that be that.” But if it was necessary for them to go to the U.K. for the ceremony, that would be OK.