Meghan and Harry living in £14.5m Beverly Hills mansion

The couple have never been seen in public with Perry - best known for his cross-dressing portrayal of feisty Madea in his series of hit films - but are believed to have met him through their mutual close friend Oprah Winfrey. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their one-year-old son Archie have called the million mansion home since moving to LA at the end of March, sources said. Fifty-year-old Perry's eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom Tuscan-style villa sits on 22 acres on the top of a hill in the ultra-exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates guard-gated community, offering sweeping views of the city from the backyard.  It is not known whether Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, are renting Tyler's property or staying there as guests, but there is no record of the mansion having been sold. A source told 'Meghan and Harry have been extremely cautious to keep their base in LA under wraps.  'Their team helped them choose the location for their transition to Los Angeles wisely.  'Beverly Ridge has its own guarded gate and Tyler's property has a gate of its own which is watched by their security team.  'Beverly Ridge is an excellent place to keep out of view. Beverly Ridge Estates is close to the Van Nuys private airport and some of the most desirable private schools on the Westside of Los Angeles.  Socialite Paris Hilton lived there for just under a year in 2004 after her former fiancé Paris Latsis bought her an 11,206 square foot mansion in December 2004.  Other local celebrities who have owned homes in the community include ex-spouses David and Carlton Gebbia, who starred on reality show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and had a burlesque room in their million Gothic-style mansion.  It is also home to socialite Alexis Carson, the widow of popular talk show host Johnny Carson.  Top Hollywood real estate agent Rochelle Maize of the Nourmand & Associates agency told 'Beverly Ridge Estates has just 14 homes but is very prestigious and chic. Perry custom built the 24,000 square foot Beverly Hills mansion from scratch after buying the 22 acres of land it is on for .3 million in 2004.  He was even said to have showed the property to rapper Kanye West as a potential buyer while it was still being developed.  Perry made his fortune as a movie and TV actor, writer, director and producer and is thought to be worth million.  He was named the richest man in entertainment by Forbes magazine in 2011, and he earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in October last year.  The New Orleans-born actor mainly lives and works in Atlanta, where he runs film production company Tyler Perry Studios.  Two weeks ago, he tipped staff at an Atlanta restaurant ,000 while getting takeout.  Perry is also known for flipping properties and in 2018 sold a mansion in Mulholland Estates private community in Beverly Hills to Happy singer Pharrell Williams for .6 million.  Perry's home is where Meghan and Harry celebrated Archie's first birthday on Wednesday, having a 'smash cake' and Zoom chats with friends and family, a source told People magazine. The publisher reportedly had briefings with people close to the couple and publication is likely to be serialised ahead of a full release.