Perry said Harry, 38, 和梅根, 41, “were pretty serious on the phone” when they called to ask, when usually their chats are more lighthearted.
“我去, '好的, what’s going on?’ 他们说, '好, we’d like for you to be Lili’s godfather.’ 我去, ‘Whoa,’ ” Perry continued. “I had to take a minute to take that in.”
“我想, ‘I’d be honored. I’d absolutely be honored,’ ” 他加了.
After getting off the phone with the couple and thinking about what they had asked, Perry realized his agreement came with a bit of a condition.
“I called them back and go, ‘Uh, hold on a second — does this mean we gotta go over [to the U.K.] and do all of that in church with [the royal family] and figure all that out? ‘Cause I don’t wanna do that,’ ” 他说. ” ‘Maybe we can do a little private ceremony here [在美国。] and let that be that, and if you have to do it there, then that’s okay.’ ”
[object Window], Perry said he first got acquainted with Meghan after he sent her a letter ahead of her wedding saying he was praying for her, 之中 “hurtful” controversy surrounding her and her strained relationship with her dad, 托马斯·马克尔.
“I couldn’t even imagine this woman finding the man that she loved, the man of her dreams, and him being a prince, and then to walk into all of that madness and need the security of family and then have your father do some horrible things,” 佩里 说.
“When my life changed and success started to come, family members became different people, and I know how hurtful and horrible it can be,” 他说, adding that he “immediately empathized” 与梅根.
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In the series, both Meghan and Perry recalled their first conversation on the phone years later, during which Meghan cried while opening up about how she felt she was treated in and by the media.
“To tell Meghan that I felt her feelings were valid hurt,” 他说. “I didn’t want to have to say that to her — I didn’t want her to feel that. But I didn’t want to lie to her. She was afraid of them destroying her, or going crazy, or them making her think she was crazy.”
这 Jazzman’s Blues director said he recognized “症状” 的 “abuse,” having witnessed his own mother being abused.
“This woman was abused. And so was he,” Perry said of Meghan and Harry’s treatment by the palace. “To use the institution to try and do all the things that a batterer would do — like, ‘Here’s what we’re gonna do: We’re gonna cut off the money, we’re gonna not leave you security, we’re gonna do all those things to make you comply and come back.’ ”
“And for the both of them to have the wherewithal to say, ‘I don’t give a damn if it’s the palace. I’m out of here.’ I applauded that,” Perry added.
Perry then offered them refuge at his property in Los Angeles, 加州. “You said, ‘Stay as long as you need to.’ 我们说, ‘Maybe we just stay forever,’ ” Harry told Perry.
“It was bliss, because no one knew we were there,” the prince continued.
“It’s secret, so at least during COVID-19 we can take the dogs for a walk and have a little slice of normal life,” Meghan is later heard saying from behind the camera during a home video of the couple doing just that.
All episodes of 哈利 & 梅根 现在正在 Netflix 上流式传输.