Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appear to be settling quite comfortably into their new Santa Barbara home.
Earlier this 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, in 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:
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’.
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
Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex and @GloriaSteinem discuss representation, why each vote matters and how all women “are linked, not ranked." MAKERS has an exclusive look at that historic backyard chat! 🙌 Q&A to come tomorrow! https://t.co/e0WY2hjTju pic.twitter.com/AExOmNdWIb— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) August 25, 2020
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.
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