The Real Reason Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Moved From Los Angeles Revealed

by Jeremy Spirogis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

After shuffling between homes following their exit from the royal household, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have lastly discovered a spot to name residence.

The couple not too long ago bought a sprawling mansion in Santa Barbara, California after spending a number of months at a residence in Meghan’s native Los Angeles.

While it was extensively believed the pair would settle in her hometown, latest experiences recommend the couple didn’t really feel that it was the most effective match for his or her household. Here’s every little thing we all know in regards to the transfer and the rationale they left the town.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in March 2020 | Karwai Tang/WireImage

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have purchased their first residence

Multiple retailers confirmed on Aug. 12 that the Sussexes had bought a mansion in Santa Barbara just a few weeks earlier. Variety experiences the mansion value $14.65 million and comes with 9 bedrooms, 16 bogs, and loads of superb facilities, together with a fitness center, pool, and residential theater.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their family home in July of this year,” a spokesperson for the couple mentioned in an announcement shared with CNN. “They have settled into the quiet privacy of their community since their arrival and hope that this will be respected for their neighbors, as well as for them as a family.”

The transfer got here just a few months after Prince Harry and Meghan determined to step away from the royal household. They introduced their choice in January and wrapped their duties two months later, after which they spent a while in Canada earlier than shifting to Los Angeles. The pair lived in an $18 million mansion belonging to Tyler Perry earlier than buying their new pad.

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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened within the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so completely satisfied to share the enjoyment of today with members of the general public who’ve been extremely supportive for the reason that beginning of their son. They thanks on your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this particular second. Their Royal Highnesses really feel lucky to have loved today with household and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised carrying the handmade reproduction of the royal christening robe which has been worn by royal infants for the final 11 years. The unique Royal Christening Robe, made of high quality Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, together with The Queen, her youngsters and her grandchildren till 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade reproduction, to ensure that the delicate historic outfit to be preserved, and for the custom to proceed. Photo credit score: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

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The reported cause Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left Los Angeles revealed

A supply steered to Page Six that the transfer has to do with the quantity of privateness Santa Barbara affords them compared to Los Angeles. The couple additionally needs to boost their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, 1, someplace the place he can have probably the most “normal” life as potential, the supply mentioned.

“People can’t say they’re too Hollywood because they’re not in Los Angeles anymore,” royal author Omid Scobie added in a latest interview (through The Sun). “Santa Barbara has many private communities in it. It’s why we’ve never seen paparazzi photos of Oprah or Ellen or Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis at their homes. It is extremely private.”

“There is a fantastic ring of security around parts of Santa Barbara that I think they’ll feel safe in because what they have is pretty much a compound,” Scobie continued.

Us Weekly reported that Meghan fell in love with the Montecito group when she visited as a teen and at all times thought of it an “option” with reference to a spot to reside. “But to begin with, she and Harry wanted to give Los Angeles a shot. Unfortunately, Harry absolutely hated it — the timing was so wrong amid the [coronavirus] pandemic and they lacked privacy,” a supply informed the outlet.

Though Los Angeles didn’t work out, the great factor is that it’s solely a brief drive away from their new residence, so it’ll be easy-peasy for the pair to get back-and-forth from work and anything they’ve deliberate shifting ahead.

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