Prince Harry Appears To Have Just Given Fans Another Sneak Peek Inside His Montecito Home

Katie O'Malley
·5-min read
Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images
Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images

From ELLE

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appear to be settling quite comfortably into their new Santa Barbara home.

Last year, the royal couple moved from the UK to north America with their son Archie before relocating permanently to California.

At the beginning of their stay across the Atlantic, the couple had moved into a compound owned by actor Tyler Perry which boasted six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a pool, a home theatre and a children’s play area.

However, last July, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex relocated from Los Angeles and made a stunning $14.65 million (£11.4 million) Montecito Santa Barbara property their Mediterranean-inspired family home, which features nine-bedroom and 16 bathrooms.

Variety reports the property was built in 2003 and includes ‘a trove of beige and off-white decor, plus a library, gym, separate wet and dry saunas, an elevator, arcade, game room and home theatre’.

A detached guesthouse with two bedrooms and bathrooms are also included on the compound, which helps add to its 19,000 square foot area of living space.

Other celebrities living in the Montecito area include Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen DeGeneres and Ariana Grande.

Here are all the details you need to know about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Montecito home:

Kitchen

Months after they moved to their Montecito home, Prince Harry has seemingly given royal fans a sneak peek into what his family’s kitchen looks like.

In a filmed message announcing the news of the Invictus Games’ second postponement earlier this week, Prince Harry sat down in what appeared to be his kitchen to share an update about the sporting event, noting that it will take place ‘when the world is ready’ amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The Games had originally been rescheduled to take place this year in The Hague from May 29 to June 5 but has been postponed again for another year as a result of the health crisis.

Photo credit: Invictus Games Foundation - Twitter
Photo credit: Invictus Games Foundation - Twitter

While the framing of the shot only gives fans a very brief insight into the hub of the home, we see that the kitchen has a cream-coloured finish and is fitted with wooden cupboards and brass knobs.

The interiors of the kitchen seemingly mirror the colourway of the family’s living room, which we've previously noted is decorated with flowers, stacks of books and three mounted cream and black-coloured prints on the wall.

Cream-coloured lounge

On Wednesday September 23, the Duchess of Sussex spoke in a special message for America's Got Talent contestant Archie Williams during the NBC show's finale.

‘Hi Archie,’ the mother-of-one said to camera. ‘I just wanted to let you know that we've been so moved by your story, and we have been cheering you on every week. And it's not just because we're partial to the name.’

During the clip, we couldn’t help notice the beautiful interiors of her Montecito living room.

For the message, Markle sits on a large cream-coloured sofa with grey, black and cream-hued pillows, while a table behind her supports a Diptyque candle, a trio of cream-coloured candles and stacks of books with one that has a spine that reads ‘Women’.

Grand fireplace

During a call with Smart Works, the UK charity that provides clothes and training to unemployed women for interviews, in September, the mother-of-one revealed her beautiful stone fireplace.

Sitting in front of the fireplace in a white blazer on a nude-coloured seat, fans of the royal couple noted that the mantelpiece features a some black-and-white artwork and a black lamp. The seating also suggests that the room Meghan spoke from could have been the family’s dining room.

White and dark wood furnishings

During her appearance on the 19th* Represents 2020 Virtual Summit in August via video call, Markle said it was ‘good to be home’ and showed off one of the rooms in her new home.

The room was light and bright thanks to white-painted walls with a gloss finish and a four-panelled window in a walnut-looking wood frame.

Meanwhile, Meghan sat on a vintage-looking arm chair, decorated with a mahogany-style wood frame and cream fabric. A potted plant containing what seemed to be an orchid sat perched on a glass-top coffee table.

Days later, Harry and Meghan joined forces for their first appearance together in their new home and joined a group of young leaders from our network and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

For the discussion, it appeared the couple sat in their cream-coloured dining room in front of a potted plant.

Big garden and guesthouse

In August, the Duchess of Sussex interviewed feminist activist Gloria Steinem in what was likely the garden of her new home.

Footage of the 'backyard chat' sees the women chatting under a large tree and sitting on wooden garden furniture. Behind them stands a white guesthouse with a canopy.

Like this article? Sign up to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered straight to your inbox.

In need of more inspiration, thoughtful journalism and at-home beauty tips? Subscribe to ELLE's print magazine today! SUBSCRIBE HERE


You Might Also Like