Harry and Meghan just made a big change to their LA home

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle don't seem to have found a new, permanent home, but they are settled in Los Angeles. TMZ reported that the couple are looking for their own place on the city's westside and have a budget of $12 million to $18 million. In the meantime, they're staying in a lavish $18 million mansion owned by movie producer Tyler Perry. The home is a beautiful one, according to the Daily Mail, and reportedly has eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and sits on 22 acres. The mansion isn't perfect, though, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were recently forced to make a major change to the palatial residence.

While the Harry, Meghan, and baby Archie have managed to stay at the home in privacy since first moving there at the end of March, a lot of that was due to the fact that hiking routes around the home were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Los Angeles County recently started easing up on lockdown measures, though, and opened up hiking routes — including one that gives a clear view of the home where Harry and Meghan are staying.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to protect their privacy

In order to protect themselves from prying eyes, Harry and Meghan had screens erected around the property. While the home remains visible, it should now be much harder for passers-by to catch a glimpse of Harry, Meghan, and Archie.

The couple have been understandably protective of their privacy since moving to L.A., which makes Perry's home, located in the neighborhood of Beverly Ridge, an excellent place to stay while they search for a permanent home. "Meghan and Harry have been extremely cautious to keep their base in LA under wraps," a source told the Daily Mail. "Their team helped them choose the location for their transition to Los Angeles wisely."

The source added, "Beverly Ridge has its own guarded gate and Tyler's property has a gate of its own which is watched by their security team. Beverly Ridge is an excellent place to keep out of view."