- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly dropped over $14 million on their new Santa Barbara mansion.
- The couple is hoping to put down roots in the area and give their son Archie “as normal a life as possible.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently moved out of Los Angeles and into their brand new home in Santa Barbara, and wow. It sounds absolutely incredible. According to TMZ, the couple spent $14,650,000 on the home, which is on 5 acres of land and features a casual 9 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms. I repeat: 16 bathrooms. The property also has a pool, gorgeous grounds, and—most importantly—a ton of privacy. Which, considering Meghan and Harry literally had to deal with drones trying to take picture of their son playing while they were at Tyler Perry’s house, makes sense.
A source previously told Page Six that Meghan and Harry want to raise Archie in a quieter community—hence the move to Santa Barbara:
“They intend to put down their roots in this house and the quiet community, which has considerable privacy. This is where they want to bring Archie up, where they hope he can have as normal a life as possible. Harry and Meghan never intended to make Los Angeles their home. It was a good place for them to be upon their arrival in the U.S. to be close to Meghan’s mom.”
The source also confirmed that this has been a “very special time for them as a couple” and that they’ve been enjoying complete privacy since they moved in. “They have thought about this carefully and researched it well,” the source said. “This is the place where they plan to be happy, make good friends, and bring up Archie, giving him the chance to play with other children his age.”
Congrats to Meghan and Harry on the move, and all the bathrooms.