Tyler Perry wished Meghan Markle a happy birthday in an emotional post he shared on his Instagram on Saturday morning.
The creator of Haves and Have Nots wrote a touching message to the Duchess of Sussex as she celebrated her 41st birthday on Thursday.
“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,” wrote Perry.
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“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.”
Meghan Markle is not technically a princess as she married into her royal role rather than being born into the family.
Regardless, she received a stream of birthday messages under Perry’s post, many of which also praised Perry for his support of the family.
“You are a blessing. May you be blessed for always standing for what is right. Happiest birthday to Meghan. She is a very strong woman. She is loved by many,” wrote one commenter.
Prince Harry and Meghan briefly stayed at Tyler Perry’s home in Los Angeles during their transition out of the royal family.
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People reported a source close to the couple said, “They’re really grateful to Tyler Perry for his kindness.”
“They have endless gratitude to him for helping them during a complicated time,” the source said. “With COVID and as they were stepping back from their royal duties, I have provided them with a safe haven.”
Perry was also a guest on Meghan and Harry’s Spotify podcast.
Meghan also received birthday wishes from other members of the royal family via their social media accounts.
Prince William and Kate shared a post on Twitter: “Wishing a happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex.”
Prince Charles and Camilla also shared a brief birthday message on their own Twitter account.
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