Prince Harry describes living at US mogul Tyler Perry’s £13million mansion as ‘madness’

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Prince Harry has described living at US mogul Tyler Perry's £13million home as "madness".

The Prince moved to Los Angeles with his wife Meghan and their baby son Archie in early May last year after leaving a rented mansion in Vancouver, Canada.

The sprawling Beverly Hills home is owned by TV producer Perry, who the couple are believed to have been introduced to by Oprah Winfrey, and boasts eight bedrooms in an exclusive gated community where Mark Wahlberg, Sylvester Stallone and Rod Stewart all own properties.

Set in 22 acres, with views over Los Angeles, it has been described as relatively private but workmen were still spotted erecting screens to keep prying eyes at bay during the family's stay.

Now Harry has confirmed they did feel unsafe.

"We spent the first three and a half months [in the US] at Tyler Perry's house – he let us stay – and the helicopters, the drones, the paparazzi cutting the fence, it was madness," he says.

"When I asked the security where the safest place to go was they said 'inside'.

"So just because I'm a well-known person, I couldn't go outside. It's really, really sad.

"It's a rapid, feeding frenzy."

He said life has been "loads better" since they moved into their £7million mansion in Montecito, California, which they bought through a company registered to the address of Meghan's business manager Andrew Meyer.

In a wide-ranging 90-minute interview on actor Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast, Harry spoke about mental health, his decision to leave the UK and how much he valued his time in the military.

He also appeared to criticise the way he was raised by Prince Charles, discussing the "genetic pain and suffering" in the royal family stressing that he wanted to "break the cycle" for his children.

During the chat, which he did to promote his new Apple TV+ series about mental health, The Me You Can't See, with Oprah, he likened life in the royal family to a mix between being in The Truman Show and being in a zoo.

He said that in his 20s, he realised he did not want the royal "job", having seen what it did to his mother, Princess Diana.

He said he had been forced to "grin and bear it", but added: "I've seen behind the curtain, I've seen the business model, I know how this operation runs and how it works. I don't want to be part of this. It's a mix of being in The Truman Show and being in the zoo."

The Truman Show is a 1998 satirical film starring Jim Carrey, where the main character becomes aware he is secretly the star of international hit reality TV show.

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