No longer burdened by royal duties, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle flew away from Great Britain. Their new place of residence was the United States of America, where the couple and their young children Archie and Lilibeth live happily.
Harry and Meghan decided that America will be a good home for them. The mortgage loan, which the couple took, was around 7.25 million pounds sterling. These funds, as well as financial assistance from Prince Charles went to buy a nine-bedroom mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara, California.
The classy Montecito property is 18,000 square feet and has nine bedrooms and 16 bathrooms. The mansion and all its surroundings occupy five acres of land.
In addition to the mansion itself there is a detached guest house with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Besides the main rooms, the main house has a library, gym, spa with dry and wet sauna, and a wine cellar.
The residents and their guests can entertain themselves in the arcade or games room, or they can watch a movie in the cinema.
For cars there is a large garage, which can accommodate up to 5 cars. The house is surrounded by endless lawns with tiered rose gardens, and there is also a tea house. Outdoors, you can play tennis, for this there is its own tennis court.
In addition, there is a swimming pool and children’s playground on the grounds.
The couple’s apartment consists of 4 areas: sleeping area, bathroom, dressing room and outdoor terrace. The sleeping area has a large bed flanked by bedside tables and a chaise lounge at the end.
The bedroom has a terrace behind double French doors with wood frames. It is furnished with two white armchairs, two wooden tables and a sofa to match.
The bathroom is conventionally divided into two zones. One has a snow-white tub, shower, and vanity, while the other has a sink, sitting area, and storage area.
On her birthday, Meghan showed off her office. On her 40th birthday, the Duchess of Sussex sat at a rough, rustic wooden desk on one of the cream-colored chairs. A Hermes plaid was draped over the second chair. A fireplace complemented the room’s interior.
Also appearing live on the Times 100, the couple showed off their garden. It has an area of 7.38 acres with cypresses, pines and other trees. It became known that in this garden grows Princess Diana’s favorite flowers, forget-me-nots. Harry himself planted them in honor of his late mother.
Harry and Meghan’s new home leads to a private road. There is a large gate and a long driveway at the entrance to the mansion. The couple’s estate is located in the prestigious Montecito neighborhood, where many private estates are secluded. Some American celebrities like Katy Perry and Oprah Winfrey loved the place.
It is worth noting that Oprah became a close friend of the famous family. Harry and Megan’s son Archie is a member of the TV host’s book club. It was Oprah who interviewed the couple right after they left the UK.
Winfrey was also among the guests at Harry and Meghan’s wedding. In Montecito, the TV presenter owns a mansion, the cost of which is 40.9 million pounds.
And another famous couple became friends with the ex-royals. This is Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry. Some time ago, they also bought themselves a new house in Santa Barbara.