Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are finally at home. The Duchess of Sussex gushed about living in their new Santa Barbara house during a sit-down interview with Gloria Steinem, which was shared on Monday, August 25.
“I’m so glad that you’re home,” Gloria, 86, said to Meghan, 39, who replied, “Thank you. Me too, for so many reasons.”
The video, which was posted on the MAKERS Women Instagram account, was taken last week in Santa Barbara, California. In the caption, MAKERS Women said Meghan and Gloria were having a “historic backyard chat” and they’ll be posting more content soon.
In March, the duchess moved to California with her hubby, 35, and 15-month-old son, Archie, after she and the prince stepped back as senior members of the royal family. For a while, they were staying with Tyler Perry at his fabulous Los Angeles mansion, but after looking around for a few months, the couple decided to settle down in Santa Barbara and raise their son there.
“The house has a Mediterranean vibe to it — French doors and archways and a pool,” an insider told Closer Weekly shortly after Harry and Meghan’s big move. “It’s beautiful and spacious, but not too over-the-top. It’s the perfect place for Archie to grow up.”
The duo’s new mansion is very private too. They live in California’s prestigious Montecito neighborhood that’s “much more private than Tyler’s house,” the source said. So the royals decided to “cut back on security costs” and use that money elsewhere.
After all, they purchased the property for $14.7 million and they gave fans sneak peeks of their home when they did Zoom calls from inside of the residence. On August 14, Harry and Meghan showed off the massive windows and dark wood panels they decorated their house with when they participated in the 2020 virtual summit for The 19th Represents.
Plus, the best part about their humble abode is that it’s not that far from Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland‘s house. Although they live in two separate neighborhoods, Archie can easily visit his grandma anytime, which is something he couldn’t do when they lived in the U.K.