Inside Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Lavish LA Mansion Reportedly Bought with Help from Prince Charles

Busayo Ogunjimi
Dec 21, 2021
11:51 A.M.
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Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle, in their bid to make Los Angeles home, acquired a beautiful California mansion with financial help from Harry's father, Prince Charles. Get a glimpse into their life and home. 

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After stepping down from royal duties, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the United Kingdom. They now happily live in America with their children, son Archie and daughter Lilibet. 

The couple, who are determined to make America their new home took out a £7.25 million mortgage and got some financial help from Prince Charles to purchase a nine-bed Mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara, California. 

Picture of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle [left]. Picture of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's mansion [center]. Picture of Prince Charles [right] | Photo: Getty Images || youtube.com/ETCanadaOfficial

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THE PROPERTY 

Harry and Meghan are owners of a beautiful mansion in Montecito, California. The 18,000 square feet on five acres of land property has nine bedrooms and 16 bathrooms. 

The property also houses a separate guest house with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main house includes a library, a gym, a spa with separate dry and wet sauna, and a wine cellar. 

The house also contains an arcade, a games room, a movie theater, and a garage with parking for five cars. Outside the house, there is an immeasurable lawn space with tiered rose gardens, a tea house, a tennis court, a pool, and even a children's cottage. 

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Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

The couple's suite also contains four separate areas; the bedroom, an ensuite bathroom, a dressing, and an outdoor terrace. The bedroom has a large bed with two matching bedside tables on each side and a chaise lounge at the end.

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The bedroom also opens to a terrace, which you can access through double french doors with wooden frames. It also contains two white armchairs, two wooden tables, and a matching sofa.

Picture of exterior views of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's mansion | Photo: YouTube/ ET Canada

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The bathroom has a single sink, a white tub, a shower, and a separate toilet cubicle. On the other hand, the dressing room features a seating area with two chairs next to the window and a storage area on one side. 

On her 40th birthday, Meghan also showed off her home office as she sat on a rustic wooden desk, one of two cream-colored dining room-style chairs. The other chair was draped with a Hermes blanket, and the room also featured a traditional fireplace. 

Picture of an interior view of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's mansion | Photo: YouTube/ ET Canada

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The couple also showed off their garden during an appearance for Times 100's primetime broadcast. Their garden ground spans 7.38 acres framed by trees, including Cypresses and Pines. 

Harry also reportedly had several forget-me-nots planted in memory of his late mother, Princess Diana, an avid fan of the plant. 

Picture of an interior view of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's mansion | Photo: YouTube/ ET Canada

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LOCATION 

Harry and Megan's new property is located on a private road with large security gates and a lengthy driveway. The Montecito area in which the property is situated is known for its hillside estates which are secluded and very private.

It has attracted a lot of celebrities, including several of their close friends, for example, Katy Perry and Oprah Winfrey, among others.  

Picture of an interior view of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's mansion | Photo: YouTube/ ET Canada

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah is a very close friend of Meghan and Harry. Their son Archie is a member of Oprah's book club, and she was the first chat show host they talked to after they left their royal life and duties. 

The talk show host was a guest at their wedding, and she also owns a £40.9 million property in Montecito, California, nicknamed "The Promised Land."

Picture of an exterior view of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's mansion | Photo: YouTube/ ET Canada

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

The British actor and his American singer wife recently bought a property in Santa Barbara, making them one of Harry and Megan's new neighbors.

Speaking about how his life has become more private since moving to Santa Barbara, Harry revealed he and Bloom frequently exchange messages about Paparazzis since the actor lived down the road with Perry. 

Harry and Meghan also have many friends who live in California, including James Corden, Katherine McPhee and David Foster, Abigail Spencer, and Serena Williams, who used to be neighbors with the Sussexes when they were in Los Angeles before moving to Montecito. 

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 DWINDLING RELATIONSHIPS

Prince Harry's relationship with his father, Prince Charles, is at an "all-time low," with reports that both have not spoken in months after Harry and his wife Meghan left their royal duties and moved to California. 

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Prince Charles has also not seen his granddaughter Lilibet since her birth. Nevertheless, their relationship has not always been bad. Harry once praised his father for how he looked after him and his brother Prince William after their mother's death. 

Harry had also affectionately called his father "Pa'' on a radio program, where he revealed how valuable Prince Charles' opinion is to him.

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Prince Charles also walked Meghan halfway down the aisle at Harry's request during their wedding after it was revealed Meghan's father Thomas would not be attending. 

Sadly, their relationship deteriorated after the release of Harry and Megan's interview with Oprah Winfrey, where Harry accused Prince Charles of cutting him off financially and that he was disappointed in his father.

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He explained Prince Charles wanted him to suffer as he had and was handed down a cycle of genetic pain and suffering. 

Several months after he left with Meghan, Harry, on his trip back to the UK to unveil his late mother, Princess Diana's statue, did not see his father. 

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Harry is also apparently set to release a memoir that contains information about his relationship with his father, Prince Charles. It could prove to be more damaging to their relationship. 

Prince Charles has been silent about his relationship with Harry, but the 73-year-old reportedly adores his son and will feel devastated by this.  

Harry and Meghan, with their two children, Archie and Lilibet, would not join the royal family to celebrate Christmas in the UK.

However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, together with their kids, are expected to be back in Buckingham Palace in 2022  to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 

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