Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been giving fans glimpses inside the gorgeous new home in Santa Barbara they share with their son, Archie. The Duke of Sussex and the pregnant Suits alum showed off a few rooms in their new $14.7 million property in California’s prestigious Montecito neighborhood.
The royal couple — who announced they are expecting baby No. 2, a baby girl, in February 2021— have offered sneak peeks while participating in video calls from the comfort of their home. Fans first got a look inside when Meghan joined The 19th Represents Virtual Summit in August 2020. The former Hollywood star was all smiles as she sat in a room with white walls, massive windows and dark wood panels.
Harry also gave a glance at what appeared to be an office space when he video chatted with Team Invictus following the completion of their At Home Superhero Tri two weeks later. The royal hunk sat at a desk in a dark grey button-up with white walls in the background.
While the lovebirds are still getting situated in their digs, it seems they couldn’t be happier about living in Santa Barbara. The pair purchased the gated property so they could have a “more private” home for their family, an insider exclusively shared with Closer Weekly, noting “the house has a Mediterranean vibe to it — French doors and archways and a pool.”
Aside from feeling more at ease in central California, the source said the property is most ideal for Archie, who was born in May 2019. “It’s beautiful and spacious, but not too over-the-top,” the insider explained. “It’s the perfect place for Archie to grow up.”
The doting mom and dad first made their move to North America in mid-January 2020. After announcing their plans to step back from their roles as senior members of Queen Elizabeth‘s royal family, Meghan and Harry relocated to Canada with Archie. Following a short time in Canada, the two moved their family to L.A. in March.
Prince Harry was “extremely unhappy” in L.A., so the move to Santa Barbara came at a good time. “Santa Barbara is more his scene than L.A. It’s peaceful and chill,” an insider told In Touch Weekly. “He has the freedom and space he needs.”
It appears Harry and Meghan are taking advantage of that freedom as they announced their plans to officially “[step] away from the work of the royal family” shortly after announcing their pregnancy in February 2021.
“The duke and duchess have confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they will not be returning as working members of the royal family,” a statement from Buckingham Palace read. “The honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the duke and duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty before being redistributed among working members of the royal family.”
Perhaps Harry and Meghan are ready to start over in Santa Barbara.
Scroll through the gallery below to see all the glimpses the duo has given inside their Montecito mansion!
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