Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live in palatial California homes and finally have given royal fans yet another glimpse inside the California home she shares with Prince Harry.
In an interview published Monday in The Cut, Meghan Markle discusses how the 18,000-square-foot residence in star-studded Montecito — which also counts Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres as residents — makes her “feel free” and is “calm and healing.”
The couple bought the nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom estate for a cool $14.65 million in 2020 after quitting the royal family earlier that year. The home is reportedly the first home that both Prince Harry and Meghan had ever owned.
After two years of living in the home, Prince Harry and Meghan are undertaking renovations, including fixing pipes. Both share an office where a single desk is placed in front of a fireplace that has two plush club chairs placed side by side facing into the room like thrones.
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There’s also a sitting room that features a grand piano gifted to the couple by actor and director Tyler Perry as a housewarming present. (Prince Harry and Meghan spent the coronavirus lockdown in 2020 living in Perry’s multimillion-dollar Beverly Hills mansion.) That space also includes cozy chairs and rosewater candles from Soho House—an establishment whose founder, Nick Jones, is a friend of Meghan’s. (It’s said that Prince Harry and Meghan were set up on a blind date at a Soho House in London.)
According to the article report in The Cut, “The Montecito house is the kind of big that startles you into remembering that unimaginable wealth is actually someone’s daily reality.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry initially avoided visiting this home before buying it, but eventually toured it—the outside only. The exterior features additionally include a chicken coop, a pool and a pool house and even two palm trees joined together at the bottom that Prince Harry said reminded him of himself and Meghan — telling the broker they were interested.
We did everything we could to get this house,” Meghan told the outlet. “Because you walk in and go … Joy. And exhale. And calm. It’s healing. You feel free.”
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The home reportedly has an elevator, a chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry, a billiards room with a wet bar, and a gym. It also has a spa with massage rooms and a wine cellar.
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Sources: The Cut, Newyork Post
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