Meghan Markle has shared a glimpse of the $14.65 million Montecito mansion she shares with Prince Harry and their two children, Archie and Lilibet.
In a new interview published today with The Cut, the Duchess of Sussex, 41, shared how she “feels free” and is “calm and healing” at her Southern California home.
The magazine revealed various features of the property – including the two linked palm trees in the garden, which the Duke of Sussex, 37, describes as herself and Meghan – and even their three-year-old son shouting “Hi, Mama”. Hi Dad’ whenever he passes them.
Elsewhere, Harry and Meghan’s shared office and “two plush lounge chairs, side by side behind a single desk, looking out into the room like thrones,” were detailed.
In the couple’s living room is a grand piano owned by actor and director Tyler Perry – whose Beverly Hills mansion they first stayed in after moving from Canada – as well as a rosewater candle from Soho House and cozy chairs.
Meghan Markle (thought to be pictured in her office) has shared a glimpse of the $14.65million Montecito mansion she shares with Prince Harry and their two children, Archie and Lilibet
In a new interview published today with The Cut, the Duchess of Sussex, 41, shared how she “feels free” and is “calm and healing” at her home in Southern California (pictured).
The magazine revealed various features of the property – including the two linked palm trees in the garden, which the Duke of Sussex (pictured left at his home), 37, refers to as himself and Meghan – with even their three-year-old son calling. Hello mum. Hi Dad’ whenever he passes them
“The Montecito house is so grand as to remind one that unimaginable wealth is indeed a man’s daily reality,” wrote Allison P. Davis.
The author likened it to a classic Tuscan mansion, a vineyard in Napa, and a country club in Beverly Hills.
Meghan revealed that both she and Prince Harry initially avoided visiting their current home – because it wasn’t possible to afford it as they didn’t have jobs.
She explained that the couple didn’t want to “window shop” the property – however, they eventually visited the home and fell in love with the grounds.
They had only toured the exterior — which includes a chicken coop, pool, and pool house — when they told the realtor they wanted the home, and bought it for $14.65 million.
“We did everything to get this house,” Meghan said. “Because you come in and go… Joy. And exhale. And calm. it heals You feel free.”
During the candid interview, Meghan revealed that both she and Prince Harry initially avoided visiting their current home – because it wasn’t possible to afford it as they didn’t have jobs
They’ve since landed Spotify and Netflix deals worth an estimated £18million and £75million, respectively.
One of the first features of the home Meghan and Harry saw were two palm trees linked below, which the Duke claimed represented the beloved couple.
“And now every day when Archie walks past us he says, ‘Hi, Momma. Hi dad,'” the Duchess explained.
Harry also appeared in the magazine interview and briefly explained that he’s in the midst of renovations for the house – like fixing pipes.
Visit of Harry and Meghan in Great Britain and Germany
- Monday, September 5th: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will travel to Manchester for the One Young World Summit, an event bringing together young leaders from more than 190 countries
- Tuesday, September 6th: Harry and Meghan will travel to Germany for the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 One Year to Go
- Thursday, September 8th: The Sussexes then return to the UK for the WellChild Awards in London
Meanwhile, a grand piano stands proud in the couple’s living room after Tyler Perry gave it to the couple as a housewarming gift, while candles from Soho Houses are also on display.
Meghan explained that the founder, Nick Jones, is a friend. For their first meeting, the Duke and Duchess are said to have gone on a blind date at Soho House’s Dean Street Townhouse.
It comes amid reports that it is highly unlikely the couple will visit the Queen at Balmoral when they return to the UK for a short trip next week, a royal expert said today as he warned that “the rift in the family is getting worse and not getting better”.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have an ongoing dispute with the Home Office over their safety – and tensions with the royal family have been compounded by growing concerns about what will be released in Harry’s forthcoming biography and Meghan’s veiled criticism of the family inside her practices, deepens New Spotify podcast released last week.
Royal expert Phil Dampier today told MailOnline he would be “very surprised” if the Sussexes visit the Queen at Balmoral, where she is likely to stay for the next few weeks amid growing concerns over her mobility issues.
He added that there was little “goodwill” on either side and that the royals would be “cautious” about Harry given what his book might say. Mr Dampier also said that a “visit to Scotland would create uncomfortable family tensions for everyone”.
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