Meghan Markle news: Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry seek smaller community | Royal | News

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Harry and Meghan recently bought an £ 11.2million house in the city about 95 miles from Los Angeles on the Pacific Coast. The property has nine bedrooms and 16 bathrooms.

It is set on seven acres of land and includes a swimming pool, tennis court, and children’s cottage.Speaking to PEOPLE, a source close to the couple explained why the couple had moved there.

They said, “They were thirsty for a smaller, slower-paced community – Montecito is very quiet, a lovely little town and the Santa Barbara area offers an ideal lifestyle that they look forward to.

“They feel that the future holds endless possibilities.

“They can hope to give Archie as normal a life as possible there.

“They believe the new house is a place of peace – and it offers inspiration to build Archwell [foundation], on which they focus.

Harry and Meghan moved to Montecito from Los Angeles where they had stayed in a mansion borrowed from the King of Hollywood, Tyler Perry.

While staying at the 18-bedroom property, the couple took legal action against a paparazzi photographer for photographing them without permission.

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After resigning from the royal family, Meghan and Harry briefly lived in Canada before moving to California as a permanent residence.

Meghan was born in Los Angeles and her mother, Doria Ragland, still lives in the city.

The Duke and Duchess are currently believed to be focused on developing Archewell, their new charitable foundation.

A source said: “They have had the opportunity to speak with some amazing thought leaders, and these conversations have been deeply educational and helpful in identifying the work they want to do with Archewell.

“They apply all of their learning to the future of the organization.

“They are thrilled to see it all come together.

“This is what they have always dreamed of doing together.”

Harry and Meghan moved to California shortly before the state was locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

During the shutdown, they were photographed delivering supplies to vulnerable Los Angeles residents.

Prince Charles, next to the British throne, was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March, but only experienced mild symptoms and made a full recovery.



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