Tyler Perry is the godfather of Harry and Meghan’s youngest child, Lilibet Diana.

During the new Harry & Meghan docuseries, viewers learned a lot, but one of the more startling discoveries includes none other than Tyler Perry – and you won’t believe why. The 53-year-old filmmaker discussed his relationship with the Royals, including his role as godfather to their youngest kid.

The two first met in 2018 when Perry wrote Markle a letter ‘praying’ for her as she prepared to marry the love of her life amid all of the drama surrounding her father, Thomas Markle. Perry stated in the docuseries how he ‘instantly empathized’ with some of the things Meghan was going through at the time.