Being a godparent isn’t like the fairytales. For starters, there’s no magic powers or ability to turn mice into horses (unfortunately). It also may require a certain commitment, such as teaching kids about faith or attending special ceremonies — sorta like Cinderella’s ball, except in a church. So when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle asked their A-List friend to be a godfather to their daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana, 1, he had to think about it.

In the final episode of the Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan, Tyler Perry recalled the moment the couple asked him to be Lili’s godfather, per PEOPLE.

“I go, ‘Okay, what’s going on?’” Perry recounted, after admitting that Prince Harry and Markle sounded “pretty serious.” He continued, “They said, ‘Well, we’d like for you to be Lili’s godfather.’ I go, ‘Whoa.’ I had to take a minute to take that in.”

We don’t blame him. Yes, it’s a huge honor … but what exactly does it entail?

“I thought, ‘I’d be honored. I’d absolutely be honored,’” the Ruthless creator said, before he started to have second thoughts.

“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,’” the Diary of a Mad Black Woman creator said. “‘Maybe we can do a little private ceremony here [in the U.S.] and let that be that, and if you have to do it there, then that’s okay.’”

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