Oh, Nothing, Just a Casual Rundown on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Swanky Montecito Home

Major potentially life-changing news: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are doing a massive tell-all interview with the one and only Oprah Winfrey about their time as working royals, which is set to air *checks calendar* um, THIS WEEKEND on March 7! You only have three whole days to mentally prepare yourself, but you got this, boo.

To go with Meghan and Harry’s new and more relaxed vibe, the interview will be taking place at their home in Montecito, California that you probs know zilch about since you clicked this article. That’s okay, though—you can find all the answers to your most burning, wannabe real estate agent-slash-royal interior decorator questions below. Enjoy!

Where is Meghan and Harry’s home located?

Meghan and Harry live in California in the Santa Barbara neighborhood of Montecito, where (as of 2018) the population is about 8,610 people and the median household income is $146,575. Wowowowow.

Why did they move to Montecito?

Before moving to Montecito, Meghan and Harry were living in Los Angeles, and later decided to find somewhere else in California to live so they could have more privacy.

“Meghan visited Montecito in her teens and fell in love with the picturesque scenery and stunning architecture. Moving there was always an option, but to begin with, she and Harry wanted to give Los Angeles a shot,” a source told Us Weekly. Giving LA a shot sadly didn’t work out because “Harry absolutely hated it – the timing was so wrong amid the [coronavirus] pandemic and they lacked privacy.”

Another major reason for their change of location? “Montecito is only just over an hour’s drive from L.A., which is where a majority of their work is based, yet [it’s] far enough away to escape the crowds, paparazzi, and tourism in Hollywood,” the Us source added.

How much did Meghan and Harry pay for the property?

Per Variety, Meghan and Harry dropped a cool $14.65 million on their 7.4-acre compound. As for their mortgage payments? Yeah, that’s $9.5 million. *cries in broke*

Who are some of their famous neighbors?

According to HELLO!, Meghan and Harry have some casual A-listers in their neighborhood. In addition to living just up the street from Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom 😱, they’re also not too far from their good friend Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, Tom Cruise, Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow and more. The post-pandemic parties are going to be EPIC.

What amenities does Meghan and Harry’s home have?

Meghan and Harry are p much living in the lap of luxury in Montecito (duh). Variety says that the property is 18,671 square feet and has nine bathrooms, 16 (!!!) bedrooms, and a separate guest house for when they somehow have more than 16 people staying on their property. Meanwhile, I have no choice but to be jazzed by my 300 sq ft. apartment.

The main building of Meghan and Harry’s property also has an office and library (wow, jealous), in addition to:

I am not kidding when I say it Must! Be! Nice!

What does the inside look like?

I obviously have not used James Bond-level spy sleuthing to get inside Meghan and Harry’s home, so I don’t know what it looks like IRL. But! Meghan and Harry’s fans have seen some glimpses of the interior here and there since a lot of their interviews have been happening virtually.




Now that that’s all taken care of, learn the nitty-gritty details of Meghan and Harry’s tell-all, below:

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