Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle secretly bought a private family home in Santa Barbara – where they choose to permanently root and raise their son Archie after leaving the British royal family.
Page Six can exclusively reveal that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex lived in their own home for six weeks in the high-class California community, also home to friends Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.
Amidst many rumors that the couple will buy a home in Los Angeles, a source told Page Six, “Harry and Meghan have been quietly living in their own home in Santa Barbara since early July.
“They weren’t Oprah’s housekeeper or anyone else, they bought this house themselves. This is where they want to continue their lives after leaving the UK.
“This is the first house they ever owned. It was a very special time for them as a couple and as a family ̵1; in complete privacy for six weeks after they moved in.
“They intend to put their roots in this home and quiet community where there is considerable privacy. This is where they want to bring Archie up, where they hope he can have the most normal life possible.
The source added, “Harry and Meghan never intended to make Los Angeles their home. It was a good place for them to come to America to be close to Meghan’s mother [who lives in LA]. “
The source will not reveal details of the home, such as the price they have to pay or the location, citing security concerns, but added, “They have thought it through and studied it carefully. dual. This is a place where they plan to have fun, make good friends and nurture Archie, giving her a chance to play with other kids her age.
It is widely reported that Harry and Meghan have been staying at the $ 18 million Beverly Hills mansion, 12 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of entertainment tycoon Tyler Perry in the past few months. He is mentored by Oprah, and is also represented by several groups that work with Meghan and Harry in LA.
But the couple sued many photography agencies after Archie was photographed with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland in the house’s private driveway. It is believed that the photos were shot by a drone flying over the house.
The source added, “Harry and Meghan are both very upset by this invasion of privacy, but that is not the reason they left Los Angeles. They are in the process of buying their home in Santa Barbara.
“Although it was a nice boon for them at a very difficult time, the 18-bedroom Tyler Perry house was not Harry’s style. Yes, he grew up royal and Buckingham Palace halls, but he prefers intimate homes with character. “
Their new excavation, however, doesn’t seem as intimate as their London first married home, Frogmore Cottage. When they first got married, Harry and Meghan lived at Frogmore, a “Class II Listed” historic property in Windsor, where they renovated in a move sponsored by UK taxpayers with the money 3 million dollars.
Santa Barbara is one of the wealthiest communities in America, with homes for sale for over $ 100 million. Oprah has a $ 90 million mansion in Montecito with ocean views.
DeGeneres bought a few houses in Santa Barbara – including one in Oprah’s adjoining estate – but in 2017 she paid $ 18.6 million for a beach house in the area. Carpinteria, where Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis own a house on the same street.
When made to comment, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their home in July this year. They have lived in 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. “