Tyler PerryHe will be his friend’s rock through all of it Meghan Markle.  

The prolific filmmaker, 52, reminisced about the pair’s close bond in a heartwarming birthday message to the Duchess of Sussex in honor of her 41st birthday on Aug. 4.  

Tyler captioned the Aug. 5 Instagram photo, “I’ve been in front of your life for the last few decades,” You’ve been through so much that it would have seemed impossible for many people. Your husband and children are so happy now. It makes me proud. It fills me with joy to say Happy Birthday Princess Meghan.” 

In addition to his thoughtful note, Madea The creator shared a photo showing Meghan wearing a black jumpsuit, matching heels and sweetly kneeling down to kiss a young girl’s hand.  

Tyler helped Meghan and her husband. Prince Harry, 37, settle into their new life in California after the pair moved across the pond following their announcement that they were stepping down from their royal duties in January 2020.