Prince Harry and spouse Meghan Markle have secretly purchased a personal household residence in Santa Barbara — the place they’ve chosen to place down everlasting roots and convey up their son, Archie, after leaving the British royal family.
Web page Six can solely reveal that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been dwelling for six weeks in their very own residence within the upscale California neighborhood, which can also be residence to their associates Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.
Amid a lot hypothesis that the couple would purchase a spot in Los Angeles, a supply advised Web page Six, “Harry and Meghan have been quietly dwelling in their very own residence in Santa Barbara since early July.
“They aren’t houseguests of Oprah or anybody else, they purchased this residence themselves. That is the place they wish to proceed their lives after leaving the UK.
“That is the primary residence both of them has ever owned. It has been a really particular time for them as a pair and as a household — to have full privateness for six weeks since they moved in.
“They intend to place down their roots on this home and the quiet neighborhood, which has appreciable privateness. That is the place they wish to carry Archie up, the place they hope he can have as regular a life as attainable.”
The supply provides, “Harry and Meghan by no means supposed to make Los Angeles their residence. It was a great place for them to be upon their arrival within the US to be near Meghan’s mother [who lives in LA].”
The supply wouldn’t reveal particulars of the house, corresponding to the worth they paid or the situation, citing safety considerations, however added, “They’ve considered this fastidiously and researched it properly. That is the place the place they plan to be glad, make good associates and convey up Archie, giving him the prospect to play with different kids his age.”
It was extensively reported that Harry and Meghan had been staying at leisure mogul Tyler Perry’s $18 million, 12-bedroom, eight-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion over the previous couple of months. He was mentored by Oprah, and likewise is represented by a few of the workforce working with Meghan and Harry in LA.
However the couple launched a lawsuit towards quite a few paparazzi companies after Archie was photographed with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, within the non-public driveway of the home. It’s believed the images have been shot by a drone flown over the house.
The supply added, “Harry and Meghan are each very upset by this breach of privateness, however that wasn’t the rationale they left Los Angeles. They have been already within the course of of shopping for their residence in Santa Barbara.
“Whereas it was a pleasant favor to them at a really tough time, Tyler Perry’s home with 18 bedrooms isn’t Harry’s fashion. Sure, he grew up in royalty and the halls of Buckingham Palace, however he prefers extra intimate properties with character.”
Their new digs aren’t more likely to be as intimate, nonetheless, as their first marital residence in London, Frogmore Cottage. Once they have been first married, Harry and Meghan lived at Frogmore, a historic “Grade II Listed” property in Windsor.
Santa Barbara is likely one of the wealthiest communities within the US, with properties on sale for greater than $100 million. Oprah has a sprawling, $90 million mansion in Montecito with views of the ocean.
DeGeneres has purchased a number of properties in Santa Barbara — together with one on the next-door property from Oprah — however in 2017 she paid $18.6 million for an oceanfront home within the enclave of Carpinteria, the place Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis own a house on the identical road.
When reached for remark, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their household residence in July of this yr. They’ve settled into the quiet privateness of their neighborhood since their arrival and hope that this shall be revered for his or her neighbors, in addition to for them as a household.”