Meghan, Harry cozy up with Trump-supporting billionaire Rick Caruso despite repeatedly snubbing president
The formerly royal couple, who is currently living in the $18 million Beverly Hills mansion owned by Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry, met moderate Republican Caruso a while back
Although Harry and Meghan Markle have been critical of President Donald Trump in the past, they are reportedly in talks with billionaire Rick Caruso who is working with the POTUS to restart the United States economy.
The formerly royal couple, who is currently living in the $18 million Beverly Hills mansion owned by Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry, met moderate Republican Caruso a while back. Despite his close affiliation with Trump — so much so that he was on a White House list of executives in April to help enhance economic growth following the coronavirus crisis — neither the Duke nor the Duchess of Sussex had any reservations meeting with Caruso.
"I had an opportunity to meet them about a month and a half ago and spend some time with them. I was just very impressed by both of them. They're surprisingly down-to-earth. We talked about their charity work and the work that my company does. We just shared a lot of things that we'd like to do to make people's lives better. We're very lucky to have them," Caruso told Vanity Fair magazine.
Meghan and Harry are not the only high-profile celebrities that Caruso has had the privilege of talking to. His list of friends in Hollywood includes A-listers such as Gwyneth Paltrow. He was once a lawyer in a real-estate firm until he quit and devoted all his time to the development of his properties. His father co-founded the Dollar car-rental agency. He currently owns the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles and his net worth is an estimated $4 billion, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Although he is pals with the president at present, he once joked that Trump would not be welcome at the Grove after backing Republican John Kasich in the 2016 US election.
Harry and Meghan, on the other hand, made headlines recently when they filed a complaint with the police after they witnessed multiple drones flying over their home. A friend of the formerly royal couple told Daily Beast the duo were forced to call the cops, reporting at least five drones flying as low as 20 feet over the house in this month alone, including a time when they were enjoying some private time at the pool with their young son Archie.
The duo reportedly told the police that they feared that the drones flying overhead could be signs of a "terror threat." "They see these drones coming in at them, and they guess that they are being operated by photographers, but they can't just assume that," the source told the site. "Meghan received racist death threats at the time of her wedding, so the terror threat is very real for them. But, apart from that, imagine if you were in their shoes facing that, how that would feel? To have drones buzzing around 20 feet above your head when you are trying to play with your son?"
The flying drones were the latest among the "unimaginable" levels of intrusion that the couple reported suffering at their temporary home, even after having stepped down from the royal family back in March. As media interest in the couple refuses to die down, some of the intrusions into their privacy included "following and tailing them every day" as they leave their house, cars "being driven very erratically" as they follow the couple closely, leaving them "rattled".