Meghan Markle's Pre-Royalty LA Home Is on Sale for $1.8 Million
Meghan Markle's former Los Angeles home can be yours for a whopping $1.8 million. Find out what you'll be getting for that price and see how the royal lived before she was whisked away to a palace.
The Duke of Sussex has had her title for just over one year since she married Prince Harry and became part of British royalty. In that time, she's only moved once to accommodate her growing family.
Yet Markle once changed location from sunny LA to cold Canada when she went to work as an actress on "Suits." Before her appearance on the show, Markle was married to producer Trevor Engelson.
The two stayed together between 2011 and 2013. That was when Markle resided in Tinseltown in a modern two-story home near Hancock Park. It's about as close to Hollywood as one would want to live.
The house boasts an updated colonial-style structure and features an open-floor design. It boasts 2,000 square feet of space and comes with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
From the outside, one can appreciate the large backyard and awning. The inside also has a lot going on. Downstairs contains a large living room, a kitchen with a breakfast area, a modest dining room, and a family room.
See Inside Meghan Markle's Old $1.8 Million Los Angeles House https://t.co/zxvKlV2LKY— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) August 5, 2019
Upstairs one will find the bedrooms, several walk-in closets, and two extravagant baths. The house is covered in hardwood floors and makes use of stainless steel appliances.
Marble countertops and white walls are also a gorgeous sight in the abode. According to homes.com, the going price is $1,799,000 and a downpayment of 20 percent of the cost can be made.
Take a look at Meghan Markle’s former LA home which is now up for sale https://t.co/nt2Lkq99ep— The Sun (@TheSun) August 6, 2019
Markle has now shacked up in Windsor Cottage with Prince Harry and their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. The two moved there from their shared home at Kensington Palace with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The royal family never addressed the specific figure directly, but when the public learned of the estimates there was quite a bit of uproar about it. The Royal Family's Sovereign Grant accounts gave the most reliable figure.
The money was supposedly used to do a "substantial overhaul" of the 21-room property. Considering the couple could have just moved in next door to in-laws Prince William and Kate Middleton, many were appalled to learn that their taxpayer money was used in this way.
This year’s Sovereign Grant Report is now available to download:https://t.co/LBo88n946K— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 24, 2019
In 2018-19 The Queen carried out 140 official engagements, supported by other members of the Royal Family who between them undertook 3,200 official engagements in the UK and overseas.
Overall, the royal family attributed millions of dollars to the maintenance of royal property, utilities, housekeeping, trips overseas, and staff salaries.
At least one palace spokesperson claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did cover the expenses of their "fixtures, fittings, and furnishings."
Whoever buys Markle's old home won't be lucky enough to receive assistance from an entire country, but we hope that they feel the lingering presence left by the eventual royal who once lived there.