Harry and Meghan build 10-foot wall around $18 million mansion

Lifestyle Team
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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have erected 10-foot security screens around their Los Angeles mansion to avoid prying eyes.

The couple are currently living at actor-and-director Tyler Perry's $18 million Tuscan-style villa in a gated community in Beverly Hills, after they quit as senior members of the royal family earlier this year.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the UK Team Trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at the University of Bath on April 6, 2018 in Bath, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have put 10-foot screens around their LA mansion. Photo: Getty Images

The sprawling property boasts eight-bedrooms and 12-bathrooms and, according to HELLO!, they've taken some measures to protect their privacy after dog walkers and hikers were able to see into grounds as they head out for exercise as the coronavirus lockdown restrictions begin to ease.

Harry and Meghan - who have 12-month-old son Archie - also have security cameras all around the property, which is on an estate with 14 homes.

Their high-tech system uses infra red technology for night vision for extra reassurance.

A general view of the gated neighborhood where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are looking to establish their residence, Serra Retreat in Malibu, California on April 01, 2020. - The pair, who formally stepped down as senior members of the British royal family this week, have reportedly already relocated to sunny California. They are currently rumored to be hunkering down at a compound in Malibu, the exclusive beach community outside Los Angeles long favored by A-listers and movie moguls. (Photo by JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP via Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan are believed to be in Beverly Hills. Photo: Getty Images

As well as the black screens, there is also plenty of trees and plants surrounding the plot to help block the view.

Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, are believed to have met Tyler through their close friend Oprah Winfrey, and it's claimed their current abode is temporary.

A source said told the Daily Mail: "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.

"The area has its own guarded gate and Tyler's property has a gate of its own which is watched by their security team.

A general view of the guard cabin at the entrance of the gated neighborhood where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are looking to establish their residence, Serra Retreat in Malibu, California on April 01, 2020. - The pair, who formally stepped down as senior members of the British royal family this week, have reportedly already relocated to sunny California. They are currently rumored to be hunkering down at a compound in Malibu, the exclusive beach community outside Los Angeles long favored by A-listers and movie moguls. (Photo by JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP via Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan were thought to be looking to buy a residence at Serra Retreat in Malibu, California. Photo: Getty Images

"It is an excellent place to keep out of view. The neighbours are mostly old money and mega rich business types rather than show business gossips.

Meanwhile, Tyler, 50, previously shared his sympathy for Meghan after she told ITV news presenter Tom Bradby that she was finding life as a royal difficult.

He said: "Remember when Meghan Markle did that interview? She said 'Thanks for asking if I'm okay. Because no one ever asks me that.'

"I felt her when she said that. People toss it out. 'How are you doing?' But not many people really mean it. Or pay attention to the answer."

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