The couple's spokesperson has confirmed that they have moved to Santa Barbara, which is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the US.
When Harry and Meghan Markle stepped out of their royal family, they were not sure where they wanted to live for the rest of their life. They had a young child and big dreams they wanted to fulfill. The couple wanted to make a new world for themselves, where they can live a life free of royal protocols and follow their heart. Even though, it came at the cost of lmoving far away from Harry's family.
After announcing that they were stepping down as senior members of the royal family, the couple was chastised by outsiders and the public for being hasty. Eventually, the world came to accept that there was no changing their decision,and that they were being true to their values. With a young child and hope to make a difference through their charities, they moved across continents. First they spent time in a Vancouver Island mansion on the Saanich Inlet of North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada, reports Travel and Leisure.
The home was practically a palace. The $14 million-dollar home was a 10,000-square-foot mansion. It came with a 17th century imported French fireplace, wine tasting room, lots of bedrooms, bathrooms, and living spaces, a gated entrance, a guest house, and a big yard. They also had access to a rocky beach nearby.
They then moved to Los Angeles, where they stayed at entertainment mogul Tyler Perry’s $18 million mansion. The 12-bedroom, eight-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion was their home for the last few months, as per PageSix. Eventually, the couple found their forever home, and it is also in California but not in Los Angeles.
The couple picked a quieter, upscale neighborhood for raising their son, Archie. They have been living in Santa Barbara since early July. This is their first property, which they have purchased.
"They are not houseguests of Oprah or anyone else, they bought this home themselves. This is where they want to continue their lives after leaving the UK. This is the first home either of them has ever owned. It has been a very special time for them as a couple and as a family — to have complete privacy for six weeks since they moved in. They intend to put down their roots in this house and the quiet community, which has considerable privacy. This is where they want to bring Archie up, where they hope he can have as normal a life as possible," sourced told PageSix.
The source adds, "Harry and Meghan never intended to make Los Angeles their home. It was a good place for them to be upon their arrival in the US to be close to Meghan’s mom [who lives in LA]."
"They have thought about this carefully and researched it well. This is the place where they plan to be happy, make good friends and bring up Archie, giving him the chance to play with other children his age," the source said. They did not reveal details of the home or price or location due to security concerns.
A spokesperson for the couple later confirmed that they had indeed moved again. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their family home in July of this year. 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," they said.
This is the fourth home the couple has shared together. Their first one was the intimate marital home in London, Frogmore Cottage. According to Marie Claire, they had spent £2.4 million, nearly $3 million from the Crown Estates, which had led to some debate, to renovate the home and intend to give back the amount. The historic "Grade II Listed" property in Windsor was dilapidated until it was renovated.
Opposed to that, they have settled down in one of the wealthiest communities in the US. Homes sell for almost more than $100 million here. It is home to Oprah, who has a $90 million mansion here, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen DeGeneres, and more.